Design Manchester 18
A city-wide festival of creativity and design
is Design Manchester’s city wide festival of creativity and design, returning for its sixth annual series from 10-21 October. The festival takes in over 40 events city-wide, including a conference, talks, debate, a film season, workshops, exhibitions, fairs and parties.
The festival’s flagship event is D(isrupt)M: Transformation by Design, the day-long DM18 conference taking over the Bridgewater Hall on 19th October, with five event spaces. The programme includes talks, workshops, seminars, interactive installations, Q and A’s, craft and making, and speakers including Morag Myerscough, Anthony Burrill, Michael Wolff, Kate Dawkins and Kaye Dunnings (Shangri-La).
The theme for DM18 is DISRUPT, and for festival wide creative project The People are Revolting, Design Manchester has partnered with Berlin-based artist Patrick Thomas and other friends to create iconic stencils/slogans for you to use, to create your own protest and find your voice whatever your cause.
Other key highlights include The Great Debate in partnership with the
All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, the DM18 Film Season at HOME, The Manchester Print Fair and a RIBA x DM18 lecture with Sir Terry Farrell, workshops with Salford Makers at Islington Mill plus the Farewell Weekend for city-wide art trail Bee in the City.
The extensive exhibition programme includes I Shout for the Fall at Bury Art Museum, Thread Bearing Witness: Alice Kettle at the Whitworth and The Warehouse Project & Design Manchester present… End of Store Street at PLY.
Also taking part during the festival will be the Manchester CoderDojo #49. A youth club designed to help code and make things with computers. For more information or to register, please click here.