Design Event Festival 2009

Our 10-day annual design festival centered on the theme of Politics and Play and was jam packed with exhibitions, events and talks attracting over 37,500 visitors.

Design Event 09 consisted of 26 events in total, with 2 talks in associations with Newcastle College, 2 treasure hunts, 2 architectural tours, 2 design courses, 2 workshops, a film screening, a re-branding presentation and 14 exhibitions. We had 37,554 visitors to the festival this year, almost doubling our audience figures from last year. We also had an additional 21,508 people viewing exhibitions online (Democracy and HandMADE).



2009 saw dutch designer Simon Heijdens Tree installation in Newcastle’s City Centre. An interactive projection, the tree shed a leaf…

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Design Event MART

The Design Event MART, a curated selling exhibition opened the festival and featured 13 regional designers featuring a range of…