The Festival

This year we want you to discover even more. To find out the how, the what and the why.

We have invited some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creatives and doers to Manchester giving you the opportunity to learn and be inspired.

With a theme of Know How, events for 2015 span the realms of Design Now, Film How, Music How and more, which together build a rich programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, debates and a full weekend celebrating the love of print with the Manchester Print Festival at the People’s History Museum.

Highlights include our ‘Design How’ evening where we welcome one of the world’s biggest design and innovation companies, IDEO alongside a host of incredible speakers across the week.

At our core is accessibility within design, to educate and inspire and to showcase the rich heritage and future of design in Manchester and we hope for this years festival you discover something new.

Join us

Planning is well underway for 2016 and we are keen to talk to likeminded collaborators, sponsors and educators.
Please email our Festival Director: fiona@designmcr.com to see how we could work together.

Sponsors

Manchester School of Art, MMU
Manchester City Council
Arts Council England
G.F Smith
Shoosmiths

Supporters

Design Week
SharpFutures
National Art&Design Saturday Club
Manchester
CoderDojo

With thanks to

70 Oxford Street
The Royal Northern College of Music
The Whitworth

People’s History Museum
The Sharp Project
PLY
Kosmonaut
Fred Aldous
TwentyTwentyTwo
Groundcontrol
One69a
Adapt for Arts
RSA | RDI
APDIG

And all the speakers, collaborators and creatives who continue to make the festival a great success.

Production team

Images&Co
Instruct Studio
Sundae Communications
Adapt Studios