Worried you have missed this year’s Gloucestershire festival of manufacturing and engineering?
Rest easy – Festomane is still on and due to run until Sunday (Feb 19).
Conscious this is half term week for many school children the annual festival, now in its fifth year, goes out of its way to offer something for the younger audience.
Indeed, one of its principle objectives is “to engage young people with engineering and manufacturing so their choices and pathways in education can reflect the many career opportunities in this vitally important sector”.
The exhibition will feature “the brilliant” Marty Jopson from BBC’s The One Show (today, Wednesday, Feb 15) and will also include the Liquid Nitrogen Show, PopUp Planetarium, Frijj Challenge, Fantastic Plastic, Renewable Energy Challenge, and many opportunities to engage with local firms.
According to organisers “there is something for everybody, especially young people, parents and grandparents”.
This includes the ‘Made in Stroud… Incredible Inventions’ trail at the Museum in the park through to February 19.
Why Stroud? Nearly 25 per cent of all jobs in the area are directly connected to engineering.
Sponsors of Festomane include Stroud District Council, Muller, Big Lottery Fund, Green Spark, IET, Delphi, Platform 14, Lister Shearing, Renishaw, SGS (Stroud College), Omega, University of West of England, Sartorius, Stem Works, Airbus, Ecotricity, The Isaac Partnership and the Summerfield Charitable Trust.
Find out more at Festomane.co.uk.