We are delighted to bring the Mini Maker Faire back to Summerhall. In fact, we had such a great time in the venue last year it’s become the Festival hub for 2014! The former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Summerhall now offers a creative hub for the arts with studio, workshop, exhibition and performance spaces.
In addition to all the fantastic makers, workshop and demonstrations featured in the Faire programme, many of the venue’s permanent attractions will be open for you to explore too.
Barney’s Beer is brewed on the site of the original 1800s Summerhall brewer – and is available to drink in the Royal Dick, Summerhall’s onsite bar!
Edinburgh Hacklab is part of the worldwide movement of Hackerspaces – shared spaces for people who mess around with technology for fun – calls Summerhall home too. In this shared space, they provide access to better facilities than we could each have at home, as well as opportunities to collaborate, learn, and socialise.
Edinburgh’s first gin distillery in over 150 years can also be found in Summerhall, where small batches of hand crafted, beautifully balanced, marvelously mixed Pickering’s Gin are produced.
And once you’ve managed to see and do all the crafty delights on offer, sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and a homemade cake in the Summerhall cafe, which serves homemade hot and cold food all day as well as great coffee. There is also a children’s menu and play area to keep your little ones happy too.