The Cheltenham Design Festival, back for it’s second year from 11-14 April 2013, celebrates how original thought can change the world. The event brings creative thinkers together from many fields to debate and explore the future of design at a time when creativity matters more than ever. The festival provides a unique opportunity for the general public, professionals and students to engage with some of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking creatives who influence our everyday lives in areas such as education, the environment, urban design, technology and business.
This years theme is Who cares about the future of design? and once again takes place at Cheltenham’s prestigious Parabola Arts Centre over a packed four days. Speakers include Alice Rawsthorn (Design Critic, International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times), Sir John Sorrell (Chairman, London Design Festival), David Hillman (award-winning), Fred Deakin (half of band Lemon Jelly, co-founder of design agency Airside), Adrian Shaughnessy (graphic designer, writer & tutor), Nat Hunter (Co-Director of Design, RSA), Bruce Duckworth (co-founder Turner Duckworth) and Neville Brody (Research Studios Creative Director and D&AD President) + many more…
“Creativity is undoubtedly part of our future. I want to try and encourage more people to consider some form of creative future.” – John Hegarty, founding partner, Bartle, Bogle & Hegarty and President, Cheltenham Design Festival.
With one of the best pricing structures of any design event (NUS day passes are only £10!) and the ability to purchase individual event tickets – not to mention free workshops – the CDF promises to be another success.