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NVIDIA Omniverse : an open platform

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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.

Design Season pop-up - Maker Village : displays, sales, workshops, makers live

Churchgate Business Centre, 46-48 Church Gate, Leicester LE1 4AJ Curious people, makers and maker hobbyists, the general public

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.

Maker Village provides you with an opportunity to come and visit a complete designer-maker takeover with displays, workshops, demonstrations and shopping! You can buy stuff.

Our close friends and colleagues the super dynamic Churchgate Studios, home to a bursting-at-the-seams maker and artist community, and notable local maker selling brand We Are will be in residence with their friends and doing things their way in our Maker Village. See on display the totally bewildering array of maker styles from jewellery to metal to enamelling to working in textiles to upcycling to….

This pop-up exhibition/showcase is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (tbc), free entry, with workshops on Saturdays 23 & 30 October.

Sign up at Eventbrite links for workshops:

Kristen Rollinson : Silver Ring Making  Sat 23 October 11am-3pm, free

Christine Pearson : Jewellery Enamelling  Sat 23 October 3-5pm, free

Wood Layering & Marquetry Workshops with Mohamad Aaqib and Adam Khalifa, Saturdays 23 & 30 October, five 3-hour slots on each date between 9.30am to 2.30pm, free

Design Season pop-up - Design Nation : 'MOVING FORWARD' designer-maker displays and demonstrations

14 Belvoir Street, Leicester LE1 6QH (next to Belvoir Art Gallery) Interested makers, general public

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.

Design-Nation is the leading portfolio for designer-makers, artists and craftspeople based in the UK. A selection of makers from Design Nation’s Leicestershire Hub have come together to bring you an exciting pop up exhibition showcasing their latest creations.

The exhibition features pieces made using a variety of different materials and techniques including ceramics, felt making, metal work, weaving and paper sculpture. As part of the event the makers will be giving live talks and demonstrations, including felting, weaving and carving ceramics, giving a unique insight into how the wonderful works on display were created.

This pop-up exhibition/showcase is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm, and Sundays 10am-3pm, free entry, with demos on Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays during Design Season (see below)

Book your place at a Design Nation demonstration via the links below:

Designer Weaver – Sarah Johnson   Tuesdays 19 & 26 October 10am-4pm, free

Ceramics carving – Elle Maxwell of Speckled Grey Design demonstrates ceramic carving   Saturdays 23 & 30 October  10am-4pm, free

Felt Sculpture – Rachel Morley of Feltyrach demonstrates her practice of sculptural felt working   Sundays 24 & 31 October 10am-4pm, free