Past events

Create Leicester

LCB Cafe Design agencies, web designers, UX professionals, coders, students, creatives, networkers
Create Leicester is once again partnering with Leicester Design Season 2022. On Thursday 27th Oct 2022, we will be hosting our next Create Leicester event at LCB Depot! As part of LCB Depot’s Design Season we have an exciting evening lined up as we welcome Ollie Wells, UX Lead Consultant from CGI.

Talk title – What’s the point of UX? Talk description coming soon!

Register now – All Eventbrite registered guests will be provided ONE FREE drink token to be redeemed at the legendary Gray’s Kitchen on the night – our hospitality partner for the evening

Can’t make it over to LCB Depot?! Don’t Fear – We are aiming to capture the event via a Zoom webinar – Register here



Ollie Wells – UX Lead Consultant from CGI

An experienced and passionate digital practitioner with specialist skills in user experience and interaction design. I lead the delivery of digital products and services that are efficient, intuitive and delight users through simplicity, refinement and attention to detail.

Talk Title: What’s the point of UX?



6:00pm – LCB Depot open

6:30pm – Introductions

6:35pm – Talk#1

7:00pm – Break & Networking

7:55pm – Outro

8pm – End


Who’s it for?


Create aims to bring together the digital design community in Leicester and Leicestershire.  The events are open to all with an interest in improving the digital design environment in our city. Perfect for anyone starting out in the industry or for professionals looking to expand their knowledge from digital leaders.


Create Leicester is supported by 20iAniccaCiteEffect DigitalHerdlCGIFibrehopInsight Consultancy, and

Bar Sponsor: The Agency Works

Education Partner: De Montfort University

Partners: LCB Depot & Bulb Studios

Create Leicester

Love Architecture - A Guided Walk of New Walk

Walk starts from southern end of New Walk, next to junction with Granville Road Car Park Granville Road Leicester LE1 7RU

Justin Webber, Leicester City Council Senior Building Conservation Officer takes you on a tour around the picturesque pedestrian promenade of New Walk in Leicester.

Hercy B Is Over Party

LCB Depot Designers, collaborative artists, the curious, LCB tenants, the general public

Artist Courtney Askey installation at LCB Depot presenting works and ideas from her ‘workpace residency’ earlier this year especially for LCB’s Design Season.

Courtney spent a month in residency in an office upstairs at Phoenix Workpaces, part of the Phoenix Cinema complex in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.  The work created is part of the project Hercy B, ongoing since  2019. During the month Courtney “went to work” at the office of Hercy B  Enterprises, a fictional AI tech company that was recently the  centre of a scandalous global data leak. Throughout the month Courtney  inhabited the character of Charlotte Ives, disgraced CEO of the  company.  

Creating an installation slowly over the course of the month and documenting the experience on a wheelie whiteboard, a body body of work in photography,  video, installation, sound and performance was created.  



Love Architecture Awards evening

LCB Depot

An evening of celebrations! Winners of the LOVE ARCHITECTURE photography competition and the President’s Prize (students 32 hours design competition) will be announced. Join the architects and celebrate with the award winners.

This event is part of LOVE ARCHITECTURE festival 2022 in partnership with LCB Depot’s Design Season 2022; hosted by Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects in association with RIBA.

Ancient Giants: Design, Dance and Martial Arts - presented by Inspirate

LCB Depot - Cafe Event Organisers, general public, cultural producers, venues, street arts producers, outdoor arts, puppeteers, inward investment professionals, community organisations

Jiten Anand CEO of award winning cultural producers Inspirate will chair a discussion looking at the value and potency of working with designers when producing cultural festivals.  Presentations and discussion from

  • Sophie Akbar (Without Walls, Development Producer),
  • Tom Cleaver (Mr Cleavers Monsters, Puppet Master) 
  • Chirag Lukha (Martial Artist & Dance Choreographer). 

The discussion will focus on Inspirate’s production for Leicester Diwali festival – the largest celebration of Diwali outside of India.

Gods and Demons from ancient South Asian tales will be brought to life in a visual spectacle of giant puppetry, adventure and surprise for Diwali Lights Switch On. Join the artists, producers and funders behind this epic production, where they will explore the intricate symbiotic synergy between Design, Dance and Martial Arts. The UK outdoor arts scene is changing and Inspirate are paving the way for new contemporary South Asian culture, starting with their UK touring production of Ancient Giants, supported by Without Walls.


Design Leicester presents: Design and Innovation - call and response

LCB Depot - Courtyard Room Designers, policy professionals, planners, decision makers. academics, students, general public

If Design Innovation is a process that meets peoples need are we all on the same page this presentation and debate from Design Leicester asks.  Our session brings together academics, creatives, businesses, innovators and producers to consider what great design and innovation looks like and then consider how might we really build better.  Do we agree what challenges we face, do the powers that be grasp how the design community can step up and does the design community itself drive itself forward to offer possibilities.

With representatives from DMU’s design unit, the Arts AI Festival, Knowledge transfer partnerships and the design community itself the sessions offers the opportunity to start grasp what should be done and what can be done

Design Leicester ''ALL IN'' Designing for ALL from the National Space Centre Leicester to the Smithsonian Washington DC.

LCB Depot - Lightbox Designers, Academics, Cultural Venues, Producers, promoters, events organisations, policy professionals, planners

Design Season 2021 saw the commencement of the ”ALL IN” group. Initiated by Bill Haley of award winning Haley Sharpe Design and drawing on design work for cultural institutions the world over, this group has spent the year committed to a programme of consultation and testing of ideas designed to define, create and advocate for inclusivity in design

Twelve months on from Design Season 2021 Bill and the ALL IN gropup will detail their works to date and how the ALL-IN group been involved with offering accessibility and access advice using the ALL-IN inclusive process when designing for accessibility in LEICESTER. Oraghnisations to date include Attenborough Centre, Curve, the Phoenix, LCB, Graffwerks and the Journeys Festival with Art Reach. Come and see what we have done in 12 months.  Find out

Who we are

Hear about our process ALL IN – ACCESS-ABILITY and our mission to promote barrier removal

Who is included in ALL IN and how you can get involved

Love Architecture - Guided Walk - Cathedral Quarter

Cathedral square outside of King Richard II Visitor Centre 4a St Martins Leicester LE1 5DB

Having retraced a series of plaques in the city centre, marked for the 1984 LRSA Trail, which had until that point been a complete mystery to us! Some serious investigation later and we have uncovered a map of the 1984 trail highlighting the most important public spaces and vistas in the city.

Local architects David Hickman and Adam Smith will take the lead of this tour, focusing on areas, buildings and views at the established LRSA Trail stations around the Cathedral Quarter. Join our architects and see this part of the city in a whole new light!

Design Season - The Textiles Takeover

LCB Depot Anyone that enjoys working with textiles or wants to learn new skills. Open to the public

Design Season presents – The Textiles Takeover – A taster event for next year’s first ever @LeicesterTextilesFestival‘  

Leicester textile artists present a day of fun engaging textile activity aimed at promoting textile design and the circular economy.  Hosted at LCB Depot the day comprises a range of sessions with Gray’s coffee shop & kitchen open all day.  Sessions include

Textile Swap

Got any fabric, balls of yarn, thread, haberdashery, patterns or other textile related craft items, kits or books that you no longer use? Bring items to swap and get tickets to exchange for something different! You can hand in items on the day or drop them off beforehand on the 11th

Make Do & Mend

Drop in with items that need mending or upcycling for advice and tips

Skill Swap 

Drop-in sessions to learn new textiles skills including how to use a sewing machine, simple embroidery, and knitting and crochet. Fun Ideas Hub for using scraps of fabric, repurposing old textiles and creating Halloween outfits from items you might already have at home.

Clothes Swap 

Do you want to refresh/re-energise your wardrobe for free? Tired of looking at clothes you never wear? Want to make more sustainable choices in what you wear? The Autumn clothes swop event is just what you need….and it needs you Simply bring up to 10 items (clothes, shoes, accessories) and get swapping!

For every item you bring – you get to take home something new to you – how good is that?? All items should be clean, size labelled if needed and in good wearable condition. Local stylists, including @cathirae will be offering FREE styling advice on the day to help you get the most from your new wardrobe!

Design Season and Phoenix Cinema presents - PUSH @ LCB DEPOT

LCB Depot General public, designers, architects, students, city planners, creatives

Special screening at LCB Depot

Phoenix Cinema, LCB Architecture Month Design Season and are collaborating to bring you a special screening of PUSH.  Hosted by LCB Depot and Grays coffee shop for a complete alternative cinema experience

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. Fredrik Gertten’s powerful documentary – which features a brand new introduction – sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities, and an escalating crisis that has an impact on us all. This is not gentrification; it’s a different kind of monster.

Gertten and Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, travel the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. Push is back in cinemas to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tragedy, and in support of The Grenfell Foundation.