Do Fest Dudley was a 3 day festival curated and hosted by CoLab Dudley on 13-15 March 2017. Co-created by 72 people, it was an invitation to the doers, the curious and the encouragers to experience and learn about collaborative practical projects which have caught the imagination of people who live in Dudley borough.
The festival opened with an introduction to Wikihouse affordable self-building from DemoDev. Soon 22 eager doers embarked on the building of a WendyWikiHouse – a scaled down WikiHouse designed to fit in the coffee shop at gather. 7 Trade School classes, 6 Learning Labs, 10 Lightning Talks and a crafternoon later, 57 doers and encouragers came together for the Do Fest Summit. Pam Warhurst from Incredible Edible inspired people to get growing and sharing, and wildflower seed bombs were deployed!
Do Fest Dudley provided a taste of what’s possible, insights into ways we can nurture a participatory culture in Dudley, and opportunities to make, share and learn with local people who are leading change through practical, enjoyable projects in the places they live.