Design Event Festival 2007

Design Event 07 took place from 11-28 October 2007 at venues across the North East of England including Newcastle, Gateshead, Ashington, Sunderland and Barnard Castle.

Working in partnership with the Design Council and One North East’s Designs of the times initiative Dott 07; the festival consisted of 28 events in total, 23 exhibitions, a series of 4 talks in association with NESTA and 2 tours. Overall there were 43,245 visitors across the festival. The high number of visitors was in part due to taking the work to the people – specifically Contains at Monument and from the earth we came.. on the street and at Central Station; and also by using gallery and museum venues as well as found spaces which already have a strong audience base