The festival runs on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April -the Parabola Arts Centre in Cheltenham hosting 26 events – a series of debates, discussions and interviews – featuring leading figures in the design world, including:
Stephen Bayley, Nick Bell, Mark Champkins, Oli Christie, Peter Clegg
Gary Collins, Bruce Duckworth, Kenneth Grange, Steve Haggarty, Sir John Hegarty, David Hillman, Stephen Hodder, Lucy Holmes, Steve Holmes, Matthew Humphries, Nick Jankel, Simon Kavanagh, Charles Landry, Steve Lloyd, Ptolemy Mann, Stephen Marshall, Stephen Marston, Roger Mavity, Ed Douglas Miller, Dan Pearson, Paul Priestman, Torsten Reil, John Roberts, Stefan Sagmeister, Brita von Schoenaich, Adrian Shaughnessy, Sir John Sorrell, Frank Stephenson, Gav Strange, Professor Daniella Tilbury, Mills ‘Chief WONKA’, Matthew Wells, Craig White, Jonathan Worth
A really impressive line up with some big names together with interesting people who don't necessarily do too many of these kinds of talks/debates/presentations.
A particular coup is the appearance of Stefan Sagmeister who is doing a talk on the Saturday (£20). Making a rare UK showing, Sagmeister will explore the possibilities of achieving happiness as a designer and explains how he ensures his work remains a calling without deteriorating into a job. He will also be designing pieces that induce happiness in the audience and showing work from the past couple of years.
Tickets are now available:
What better way to spend a weekend in April than going to Cheltenham? Over 26 events! ...book now or risk being disappointed!
Thanks to Leanne Thomas at ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) in Cheltenham for giving me all the details about the festival.