Margate Festival of Design: Press Release
MARGATE FESTIVAL OF DESIGN: DESIGN, SOCIETY, NATURE
EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN, COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT AT THE SEASIDE
16TH – 25TH SEPTEMBER 2022
This September sees the launch of Margate Festival of Design, an event which will explore social and environmental matters through the language of design.
A lively programme of talks, walks, workshops and exhibitions will draw together education, community and industry. The focus will be graphic design and it will be a festival for all, with many events free to attend. The Festival is the brainchild of The Margate School - a not for profit postgraduate school and creative space based in an ex-Woolworths shop on Margate High Street.
Confirmed speakers at the Festival are:
Thomas Sharp - www.thepoetryofitall.com
Mary Leonard of MRLD (More Reason — Less Decoration) - www.mrld.studio
Graham Wood - https://grahamwood.cargo.site/
Greg Bunbury - https://bunbury.co
GF Smith - gfsmith.com
Louise Sloper, Creative Director & Founder at Here.We.Go.Studio - https://www.herewegocreative.com/
Bernard Hay of Design Council - https://www.designcouncil.org.uk
Speakers and workshops by national design experts will be supported by local talent, community activities and an installation by The Margate School’s Visual Communication 2022 graduating students. The Visual Communication course, Design, Society, Nature is integral to the festival, with students contributing to its planning through their academic curriculum.
The Festival will be opened by designer, author and Oscar winning film director Arnold Schwartzman OBE RDI FRSA Oscar®, who grew up in Margate and is the Patron of The Margate School.
Tickets are now live on the Margate Festival of Design website, browse our programme of events and buy your tickets here: Margate Festival of Design
Contact: Rebecca Thomas, Festival Co-ordinator
07867 382 044
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