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Creative Coffee : Design Season Makers Session edition

Lightbox at LCB Depot

Creative Coffee is a free meetup for creative businesses and projects. Join us for a regular helping of creative inspiration, knowledge sharing and networking in Leicester.

10am-12pm, free entry.

Makers Session – a Design Season special with Parkside Architectural Tiles

Creative Coffee are excited to welcome back design-led tile specification company Parkside to the Lightbox gallery where they will give a short talk highlighting their efforts to become fully sustainable and net zero by 2025. This will be followed by a workshop where we will be getting ‘creative with clay’; participants will be able to experiment with shape, colour and surface textures. Attendees are encouraged to bring anything of their own to impress into the clay and also might like to bring an apron to wear.

There is also the usual blend of coffee, creativity and a long overdue chat! Tea and Coffee will be on tap so you can help yourself to a free cup on arrival.

Connect @ The Cultural Quarter

LCB Depot

Students, graduates, staff – and members of the local business community – are invited to join us for this free, physical event at LCB Depot. You’ll hear from guest speakers including DMU’s Lead Academic for Product Design plus some of our fantastic students and graduates who will be discussing their work – the highs, lows and lessons learned.


Nick Rowan is the current programme leader for Product Design at De Montfort University and an active member of the Institution of Engineering Designers. His previous areas of expertise are in building acoustics and project management and he is currently researching the use of innovative technologies in the delivery of education.

DMU student Thomas Wylam is an aspiring industrial designer motivated to explore user experience & systems thinking with the goal of creating a circular economy.

DMU Graduate Rupinder Kaur Bhanganni is Managing Director & Interior Designer at RKB Design Studio Ltd. The company is a Leicester-based interior design company offering complete design solutions for cafés, offices and residential spaces.

As well as the talks, you’ll be able to put your questions to the speakers and there’s time for networking too – with refreshments available to purchase from Grays cafe-bar.
This event is free – however, spaces are limited, and we kindly request that by registering (link below), you will make every effort to attend.

To find out more about student and graduate enterprise at De Montfort University, visit DMU Made

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