Past events

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

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

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

Dig the New Breed of DMU Graduate Businesses in Contour Fashion : designers talk about their journeys to launch stunning and challenging design, business success, press accolades, ethics and sustainability

LCB Depot Fashion designers, students, manufacturers, local stakeholders and politicians/agents of change

A presentation and joint interview/discussion by DMU Contour Design graduate businesses including Posie Lingerie and Roshni Desai (live IRL), and Elissa Grainger of luxury latex lingerie and clothing brand Elissa Poppy (appearing online). These up and coming, award-winning designers – graduates of the DMU Crucible Programme – talk about the realities of their business practices and committing to ethical and sustainable approaches to building their brand. Followed by Q&A and networking.

You can also watch this event online at LCB TV – link to come

See a feature on the event in Underlines Magazine

Love Architecture Planning Series : City Centres - ideas on the way forward

LCB Depot and online

A look at how ‘city centres’ should respond to the new world. The intention is that firstly there will be a review of the threats to bricks and mortar operations within city centres. This will to be followed by the business experiences of successful entrepreneurs who have successfully combined growing city centre physically based businesses with varied business models that have utilised the strengths of different formats. Cities are ultimately about people and the urban experience, so can the right people with the right support ensure City centres remain vital in the twenty first century?

Book for the online event at Eventbrite

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

See link below to book for attendance at LCB Depot, Weds 20 Oct 6-8pm

Love Architecture : Climate Change Challenge 2030

LCB Depot and online

Find out how an outcomes-based design approach and initiatives like the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge will help resolve the now well-known gaps between design intent and in-use performance by reinforcing the feedback loop between briefing and outcomes, leading to a more sustainable built environment. The Event will feature Alex Tait, Head of Technical Practice at the RIBA who will outline the RIBA’s core sustainable outcomes programme; and Mina Hasman, Associate Director and Sustainability Lead at SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill) in London, who will take delegates through a practical approach to sustainable project delivery.

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge has been designed to help architects meet net zero whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030.

Book for the online event at Eventbrite 

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

See link below to book attendance at LCB

Design Nation : Moving Forward talk

LCB Depot makers, designers, craftspeople, the curious

Talks by Clare Edwards, CEO of the The Hub – the national centre for craft and design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, which holds England’s largest exhibition space for craft and design. Clare talks about issues and opportunities facing the maker economy today; and by Jo Cope, whose work spans design, conceptual craft and fashion. Since 2006 she has worked on a diverse range of commissions and exhibits which push the formal boundaries of fashion, questioning its evolving role within art and society.

Following the talks there will be a Q&A and a visit to the Design Nation installation pop-up at 14 Belvoir Street.

You can also watch this event online at LCB TV – link to come

Design Nation is the leading membership portfolio for contemporary designer-makers based in the UK who create craft, design and product.

Love Architecture Planning Series : the renewal of Oxford city centre

LCB Depot and online

The Renewal of Oxford City Centre – the redevelopment of a shopping centre to create Clarendon Square, presented by the project architects Marchini Curran.

Book for the free online event at Eventbrite

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

See link below to book for the IRL event at LCB

Love Architecture : an evening with Sarah Featherstone

LCB Depot and online

Join award winning architect Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young, when she’ll be presenting case study examples of the practice’s award winning projects, including Stonecrop, this year’s RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year and 2021 RSAW award winner, Ty Pawb. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Book for the online event at Eventbrite

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

See link below for the IRL event at LCB

Love Architecture launch event

LCB Depot and online

The Love Architecture festival 2021 launch event.
The Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects (LRSA) celebrates the opening of its LOVE ARCHITECTURE Festival 2021 with special guest speaker Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.
Two types of tickets are available for this event:
• Attendance at LCB Depot – book via link below
• Online – book at Eventbrite, free

Audience participation will be actively encouraged to direct the conversation. Your questions and thoughts throughout the evening (6-8pm) will be welcomed.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.