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Fri, 11 Aug


The Margate School

Margate Festival of Design: Horizons

Tickets are now LIVE for an exciting programme of talks and exhibitions

Margate Festival of Design: Horizons
Margate Festival of Design: Horizons

Time & Location

11 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 17 Aug 2023, 16:00

The Margate School, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event

Friday 11 to Thursday 17 August 2023

View the full Festival programme and book your tickets HERE

There are a proportion of ‘pay what you can’ and FREE tickets for every event

Please check the venue when you book, as some events will be at The Margate School, whilst others will be at locations in Margate and Cliftonville

The Margate Festival of Design is produced by The Margate School

The Margate School was founded on the principle that art, in all its forms, must connect with and benefit society and nature. We know that what is good for people can also be good for the planet, but to achieve this balance in a world that has become so dangerously unbalanced will not be easy. We believe that designers and creative thinkers across all disciplines must play a vital, even radical role in creating a better future for people and planet.

This is why we are devoting the Margate Festival of Design 2023 to exploring how design can change the world we live in;  from the High Street to the food system. The challenges are huge, but we have the power and must act now. Join us, as we explore inspiring socially and environmentally engaged design practice in Margate, Thanet and beyond.

The festival programme will include talks, workshops and exhibitions that invite you to learn, share ideas, get creative and celebrate the kind of design that allows us to believe that a brighter horizon is possible.

Speakers and contributors joining us at this year's festival include; Margate based artist David Shillinglaw, multi-award-winning designer Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&, Graphic Designer, Creative Director and Happiness Facilitator Emmi Salonen, and Margate’s own subterranean drag queen, Shelly Grotto.

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