Past events

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 on Thursday 28 October, with an opportunity for audience Q&A; and will then be available to watch on YouTube – see link below.

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?

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.


Co-Location: Dubai Expo & Leicester - online talk

Online via Zoom/livestream on the night, on YouTube after 13 October

Two of the Art AI Festival exhibiting artists, Ernest Edmonds and Fabrizio Poltronieri, discuss their co-located artworks being shown simultaneously at the Dubai Expo and venues in Leicester.

Watch the talk on YouTube (1 hr 5 m)

Part of Leicester’s Art AI Festival May 2021 to March 2022

Design Season pop-up - Interact Digital Arts - digital arts and design exhibition, performances & workshops

58 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DH (shop below former Michael Stockton Photography Studio) Digital designers, artists, general public, curious people

This year Design Season has asked the city’s designers and design networks to takeover 4 spaces across the city and create 4 pop up exhibition, workshop and demonstration spaces across the city. Supported by Leicester’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. We invite visitors and residents in to learn skills, view exhibits and experience demonstrations from some of the city’s creative design talent.

Interact Digital Arts presents a two week pop up installation at 58 Granby Street – Digital Arts or Digital Design? The former shop will feature artworks by local digital artists and art groups, as well as a programme of evening events and workshops.

Opening times

Monday 18th to Weds 20th 10:30am – 5pm
Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd 11:30am – 5pm
Saturday 23rd 12noon – 5pm

Monday 25th to Weds 27th 10:30am – 5pm
Thursday 28th & Friday 29th 11:30am – 5pm
Saturday 30th 12noon – 5pm

The pop-up gallery is also being used to launch Monobloc, a consortium of Leicester digital arts, music and digital heritage organisations who are working together to raise the profile of their work in the city. Monobloc’s longer-term goal is to establish a grass-roots digital media centre with a gallery, maker space and studios to support digital creativity in Leicester.

For full details of performances, exhibits and workshops please visit the Interact website – link below


Interactive Light Workshop Learn how to control LED lights with the BBC Micro:bit and help to construct Sean Clark’s Colloquy artwork.  Saturday 23 October 2-4pm, free, drop-in

Electronic Music Workshop  Come and play with electronic instruments including synthesisers, drum machines and effects units. Hosted by R10 Electronic Music Studios. Saturday 30 October 2-4pm, free


Wednesday 20th October 5pm – 7pm. Zine Archive.

Friday 21st October 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Ping! Discs Showcase.

Tuesday 26th October VR Night

Wednesday 27th October
6pm – 8:30pm. “How to Destroy the Art World and Design Something Nicer” : three short talks about building communities of artists, problems, solutions and practical steps towards idealistic goals, by Phoenix Perry, Alan Lane, and Monobloc . Hosted by Sean Carroll.
7:30pm – 9pm. Monobloc Launch.

Thursday 28th October VJ Night

Interact at the Exchange Bar. Entry by donation, you can book in advance on Eventbrite,
6pm – 8pm. Open Screen / 8pm – 10pm R10 Artists with Visuals / 10pm – 12:30am Ping! Artists with DACHHU Visuals
We are sorry that the venue is not wheelchair accessible. The event will be streamed online and we are working to find more accessible venues for future events.

Saturday 30th October
7pm – 10pm. CEREMONY ft. billion o’clock album launch. Limited tickets. Book on Eventbrite

Last Friday street food night : Design Season closing party

LCB Depot

LCB Depot’s monthly street food night doubles as the closing party for Leicester Design Season on Friday 29th October!

Food, drink, music, comedy, art – and more, 5-10pm, £2 entry.


LCB TV4 - Identity 2.0

On LCB TV on YouTube from 28 October

Design stories shorts with Design Season partner ImageNova

Savena and Arda of digital arts and design company Identity 2.0 talk about their mission to empower and enable grown up debate around identity and data.

Following on from their ground breaking exhibition at LCB Depot earlier this year, commissioned through Smart Cities, we are proud to present Identity 2.0’s film The Design of Racism.
We are increasingly putting our trust in data and automation which feels like a new thing, a digital thing – it feels inexorable. Identity 2.0 explains here how this isn’t a new thing. The design and manipulation of data has been going on in some scenarios for decades if not centuries and in a sense has become truth. Identity’s voice here serves as a reminder how critical it is to be our own analysts. How do we trust data? How do we know what to think?’

LCB TV 5 : How to Make Design Your Career

Are you looking to get into a career in design? Not sure what to study or where to spend your time?

Hear from Sam & Will, from Effect Digital’s design team, as they share their experiences on carving their way into the digital design industry and the lessons they have learnt along the way.

On LCB TV on YouTube from Thursday 28 October


Digital Marketing Masterclass : build a community using Linked In

LCB Depot

Hear how to build your audience on LinkedIn through our community building experience.

“What drives your business forward? Simply, marketing to your ideal audience. However, before you reach your audience and interact with them in a business setting, you need to take a few steps.
To help you out, we at Axies Digital are sharing our golden nuggets on how we have built a community through LinkedIn & beyond, that aligns with our values. From digital concepts to technical points to take back to your office: we cover it all in this event.”

There will be networking with established businesses, food & drink.

5.30 – 7.30pm, admission prices vary (free/£10/£30) – see link to Eventbrite

The Open Brand Collaboration

The Leicester Design Community - Professionals & Students

We invite everyone to take part and help to create a Leicester design community generated brand.


LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester lE1 1RE and online B2B, Student, General Public

ArtChannel is a multi-screen video installation that will be showcasing the latest digital art and design from Leicester throughout Design Season. It will take the form of video screens in the LCB Depot café-bar front window, facing out to Rutland Street – viewable from the street 24/7. It can also be accessed via your mobile phone. The installation is being curated by Sean Clark from the LCB Depot-based Interact Digital Arts, and shows work by Leonie Dubarry-Gurr, Anoushka Goodwin (image, above), Joe Moran, Paul Mazzitelli, Paul Rudman, and Sabotage.