About Us

The inaugural SANDBOX Fandom Festival took place in September 2023, as a wonderful celebration of nerd & geek culture in the beautiful North. 2024 will be even bigger and better!

You can read more about the 2023 event here and find photos here!

Sandbox is a community-led event – organised by local pop culture enthusiasts with the support of local community groups and businesses.

Sandbox is inclusive. The festival is a sandbox of pop culture projects of all kinds, for everyone. Join us with your particular brand of nerdiness!

Would you like to get involved in our 2024 event? Set up a stall, run a workshop, offer a talk or bring your own ideas – sign up as a stallholder or performer here or get in touch with your own ideas!