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Creative Coffee : Design Season Makers Session edition

Lightbox at LCB Depot

Creative Coffee is a free meetup for creative businesses and projects. Join us for a regular helping of creative inspiration, knowledge sharing and networking in Leicester.

10am-12pm, free entry.

Makers Session – a Design Season special with Parkside Architectural Tiles

Creative Coffee are excited to welcome back design-led tile specification company Parkside to the Lightbox gallery where they will give a short talk highlighting their efforts to become fully sustainable and net zero by 2025. This will be followed by a workshop where we will be getting ‘creative with clay’; participants will be able to experiment with shape, colour and surface textures. Attendees are encouraged to bring anything of their own to impress into the clay and also might like to bring an apron to wear.

There is also the usual blend of coffee, creativity and a long overdue chat! Tea and Coffee will be on tap so you can help yourself to a free cup on arrival.

Connect @ The Cultural Quarter

LCB Depot

Students, graduates, staff – and members of the local business community – are invited to join us for this free, physical event at LCB Depot. You’ll hear from guest speakers including DMU’s Lead Academic for Product Design plus some of our fantastic students and graduates who will be discussing their work – the highs, lows and lessons learned.


Nick Rowan is the current programme leader for Product Design at De Montfort University and an active member of the Institution of Engineering Designers. His previous areas of expertise are in building acoustics and project management and he is currently researching the use of innovative technologies in the delivery of education.

DMU student Thomas Wylam is an aspiring industrial designer motivated to explore user experience & systems thinking with the goal of creating a circular economy.

DMU Graduate Rupinder Kaur Bhanganni is Managing Director & Interior Designer at RKB Design Studio Ltd. The company is a Leicester-based interior design company offering complete design solutions for cafés, offices and residential spaces.

As well as the talks, you’ll be able to put your questions to the speakers and there’s time for networking too – with refreshments available to purchase from Grays cafe-bar.
This event is free – however, spaces are limited, and we kindly request that by registering (link below), you will make every effort to attend.

To find out more about student and graduate enterprise at De Montfort University, visit DMU Made

Designing for ALL – ALL IN : From Stonehenge to St Louis

LCB Depot Arts and Cultural venues, public venues, all venues, general public

Bill Haley of Haley Sharpe Design leads a presentation and discussion on the importance of accessibility in design.

“Designing for ALL means exactly that, all design must encompass and engage ALL in EQUITABLE ways, be INCLUSIVE of ALL, embrace ALL DIVERSITY, and be ACCESSIBLE for ALL. As a designer I want to show how through the PROCESS of creativity that designing for ALL has to be the most important integral part of any commission or brief for all artists and designers. Understanding how MEDIA can be used and targeted to engage and influence the extremely wide range of audiences of today’s communities, audiences and users is crucial. I will be joined by two very good friends and advocates of EDI and Accessibility issues in our city, Ali Sinclair and Suzanne Overton-Edwards.”

Free entry

The 360 Studio

LCB Depot

The team of The 360 Studios invite you to listen to the story so far of a pair of visionary minds who are planning to transform the concept of educational field trips for the creative industry into an online immersive experience. Dan Lamoon of Colab Creation and artist Jo Fairfax are collaborating to create a virtual learning environment jam packed full of 360 films, tours and learning tools to give aspirational practitioners VIP access into established creative professionals studios and practices. This immersive learning experience shares what it’s like to build a career in the creative industry directly from established industry experts who have been there and got the T-shirt.
The talk (2-4pm, free) will share with you the journey so far of forging this learning environment, what lessons have been learnt along the way and how to get involved with this exciting new way of igniting learning and sharing knowledge.

NVIDIA Omniverse : an open platform


A free virtual talk featuring one of the latest and most exciting technology platforms for visualising 3D creative processes and accurately simulating product and human behaviour in real-time. NVIDIA Omniverse has gained considerable attention since its earlier-than-planned-launch in May 2020, not just because of the pandemic but because of its collaborative workflow potentials, made possible through its use of open standards.

This event will be chaired by Tracy Harwood, Professor of Digital Culture at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, and features George Matos, senior product manager of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector for the NVIDIA Omniverse platform.

The event will be live-streamed 4-5pm, with an opportunity for audience Q&A.

The ‘New’ Digital Design Workplace : How have you continued to collaborate while being remote?

How has the design workforce’s productivity and collaboration been impacted by the pandemic?
Launching on 28th October – The Create Leicester team interviewed their community supporters on their thoughts on how the digital design workplace has evolved during the pandemic and their predictions for the future.

See the film on LCB’s YouTube channel – link coming soon.

Last Friday street food night : Design Season edition

LCB Depot

LCB Depot’s monthly street food night has some Design Season surprises – watch this space!
Food, drink, music, comedy, art – and more, 5-10pm, £2 entry.


Love Architecture Photography Competition Exhibition

LCB Depot

Exhibition of entries to the Love Architecture photography competition 2021.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

On the wall in the cafe-bar at LCB Depot. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, free entry.

Love Architecture President's Prize Exhibition

LCB Depot

An exhibition of students’ work from the Leicester School of Architecture and Loughborough School of Architecture in response to the Love Architecture 1-day President’s Prize design competition brief.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Projected in the Lightbox gallery at LCB Depot. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, free entry.

Architecture, Product & Furniture Design exhibition

LCB Depot

An LCB Depot exhibition featuring​ work from invited creatives ​and selected work from an open call. It will include work from established designers, as well as new talent, based in Leicestershire, the UK and internationally, including work by DMU and Loughborough University Architecture, students, and members of the Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, free entry.