Location: Greater Manchester, England
Exhibitions or Events: 50+
Size: City centre and neighbouring towns
Participating Designers + Artists: 400
Topics: Design in Music, Graphic Design, Architecture, Textile Design, Design in Films, Product Design, Transport Design, Service Design, Fashion, Typography, Craft & Making, Design Funding & Finance, South Asian Design, Design Education, Diversity in Design, Design Careers, User Experience Design, Print Design, Digital Innovation, Animation, Brand Design, Immersion/XR
Design Manchester Festival
Now in its seventh year, the Design Manchester Festival showcases design talent, innovation and excellence in all walks of life and sectors of the economy. Working closely with pubic sector and industry partners, Design Manchester supports and promotes design thinking and practice in and from one of the world’s great design cities. Organised over 11 days in November, the festival presents more than 50 events at iconic locations throughout the city of Manchester and the surrounding region. The annual Design Conference, with presentations by leading desigers from all over the world, attracts professionals and students from all over North England. The Great Debate is an annual debate about design and society that brings together political and community leaders with design practitioners and the wider creative industries. The programme includes exhibitions, workshops, panels, the annual film series and great parties to start and to finish the festival.