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

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

CQ Earlies

LCB Depot Children and families
It’s Cultural Quarter Earlies again on October 8th – free creative family activities on the 2nd Saturday of every month in venues across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter – with a DESIGN Theme
This month at LCB Depot we’re exploring where we live- from buildings to furniture to gadgets – join us from 12-4pm and get making!
💡Idea Factory- brainstorm, design and build your ideas
🏛 Den Building! We’ll provide the cardboard and blankets, the rest is up to you!
Join Ranjit from @brainartuk for his regular workshops exploring science and art with paper and clay, this time exploring inventions!
🥕 Seasons at LCB Depot. @thelittlestorytellers are telling the story of the Seasons at LCB Depot’s garden. Combining the power of creativity and gardening to positively impact children with long term illnesses mental wellbeing, provide access to a green community space and an opportunity to connect with others.
🍎Apple Press – it’s that time of year again! Bring your apples and help make Amazing Fresh Juice!
🏦 Minecraft is BACK! join us to explore our #architecture season theme colour
All sessions are free, no need to book, just turn up! SPREAD THE WORD!
🍔 Get delicious lunch and refreshments from @grays_lcbdepot
🛺 PLUS take a free @rideleicester rickshaw ride to the other CQ earlies venues Two Queens, Curve, and Phoenix
You can find out what’s going on there via
Cultural Quarter Earlies are free drop-in activities for toddlers to ten year olds (and their grown ups) across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Phoenix, Two Queens, Leicester Print Workshop, LCB Depot, and Curve. Follow @cqearlies to keep up to date- we’re always interested to hear what you think- send us your ideas and feedback via