A collaboration with Loz Ives
Idle Letters is I’m Loz Ives, a designer, illustrator and letterer from the rainy North of England. During the day Loz will be hosting letter workshops and generally playing with type.
Paper, craft and making brought to you by G . F Smith. Following from last years 'CHAOS' exhibition expect lots of paper, colours and fun on level one.
To be announced...
A series of talks, short workshops and Q&As hosted by LWD + DM
Two sessions spread across the day on the themes of 'Design Smart' and 'The age of the female gaze . We have some very special speakers across Design, Photography, Architecture and much more.
A panel, re-exploring the creative sector, its issues with inclusion and diversity - because thinking inclusively, means thinking smart. Hosted by FUSE and Do That Thing diffuse will also exhibit work from a manifesto on racial and intersectional inclusion for Manchester's creative scene.
RareMags collect magazines so you can collect magazines, come and pour over delicious print and part some coin with exclusive DM merchandise.
With the ashes of our political stability still burning on we look at the resourceful, the nimble and the canny who can lift or shape shift an idea and inspire us to move forwards (wherever forwards may be!)
In 2019 we’re a year smarter, a year angrier in some respects but always motivated to celebrate design in all of its forms, so our theme will reflect the word SMART and everything that encapsulates.
We’ve assembled some of the worlds smartest (we think) creatives and a truly diverse bunch, from bridge builders to laser makers all ready to inspire no matter what your background is… creative or just curious.
There will be talks, discussions, exhibitions a plenty across the multiple spaces meaning you’re not glued to your seat but in reality who would want to miss these speakers.
The Bridgewater Hall is an iconic central Manchester venue, built to give the best possible space for sound. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and now it’s going to host creatives and the curious for a very special day. The Hall is home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata.
The space is fully accessible for wheelchair users and the space offers Sennheiser infra-red hearing systems, please enquire if you need any assistance.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
(Registration from 9:00 am)
Early Bird Tickets
There is a limited quantity of early bird tickets so be quick!
There will be plenty of breaks and the upper tiers will be open for people to come/leave freely and experience the other content inside the space.
Who is this for
Designers / Architects / Creative Professionals / Educators / Students / Policy Makers / DM is for everyone who has an interest in creativity and wants to be inspired.
We do discounts for large groups/schools/colleges/Universities so get in touch.
Wheelchair and hearing loop
You can view more information on here about the Bridgewater Hall, it’s situated close to some old nightclub people seem to harp on about a lot.
We’re partnering with an exciting new hotel in the city: more information will be released soon.
Food and drink
There will be refreshments available to buy within the venue, you can bring your own packed lunch or there are plenty of other food outlets near to the venue for lunch.