Design Manchester 18

Design Manchester 18

Posted 01st Oct 2018 at 10:50 by ihtezaz anwar

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.

The festival is supported by Manchester City Council, Manchester School of Art (MSA), University of Salford School of Arts and Media, MAG Property and G . F Smith.

Venues include:  HOME, The Bridgewater Hall, the Whitworth, Islington Mill, PLY, Manchester School of Art among many more.

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.

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