2010 Cardiff Design Festival 1-16 October
They’ve got an amazing programme of events coming up in October and thought this might be of interest to both the students at SMU and my readers.
Monday 4 October
How to get a work placement and how not to mess up a job interview
3-5.30pm Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Get the low down from UWIC and GoWales event for all design students. Advance registration essential – to reserve a place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening celebration for the Cardiff Design Festival exhibitions and events in the Royal and Morgan Arcades, Cardiff city centre
6-8pm All welcome http://www.cardiffdesignfestival.org
Thursday 7 October
Design Industry Spotlight
10am-4pm Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Organised by Business Innovation – Design
Guest speaker – Dick Powell of Seymour Powell and Chair of D&AD. For further details contact email@example.com
Friday 8 October
CIA Illustration talk organised by Staziker Jones
4-6.00pm Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Ben Cox, Managing Director of the Central Illustration Agency will tell the story of the agency from its inception in the 1980s up to today. He will talk about the work of the artists the agency represents and the numerous projects they have been involved in – a journey taking in some of the most memorable advertising campaigns and evocative book covers of the last few decades.
Tuesday 12 October
Focus on Finishes
6-7.30pm Boyes Rees Architects Ltd, 4th Floor Greyfriars House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AL
Come and listen to talks by Boyce Rees Architects, Interface flooring, Amtico flooring and Solus Ceramics about the innovative use of finishes in interior architecture. There will be an opportunity for discussions and for Q&A. Contact Angharad Pocock APocock@boyesrees.co.uk
Wednesday 13 October
D&AD talk and Student Portfolio Clinic
2pm Venue TBA
With speaker Gareth White from Future Graphics, London, and members of the local design community. To book a place and for further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Trends, forecasting and promotion seminar
6.30pm, Venue tba
The seminar organised by Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, will showcase trends in fashion promotion, retail and fashion in general and is supported with a keynote question and answer session from pure London/WGSN1. Contact: Melanie Hawthorne, email@example.com,
Thursday 14 October
Bicycle Tour of Cardiff
Time TBC Meet outside The Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NB.
The Student Association of the Welsh School of Architecture (SAWSA) invites you to join them on a leisurely bicycle tour of the city’s new architecture and public art stopping off to explore places of interest and finally concluding in Cardiff Bay. Peter Murray, Founding Director of the London Festival of Architecture and Chairman of New London Architecture, is joining us on our grand tour. To express an interest in attending or for further enquiries please contact Harriet Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Design Wales/ SEE Project Launch of ‘Design Manifesto’
4 – 5:30pm Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Creating awareness of the industrial/ social and service potential of design Contact: Gisele Raulik-Murphy,
Business Value of Design Chat Show
5:30 – 7pm Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Organised by the Design Wales Forum. FREE chat show style event with invited business leaders and designers discussing the business value of design.
Enquiries to Victoria Jones, email@example.com
Lecture by Peter Murray, Founding Director of the London Festival of Architecture, Chairman of New London Architecture and Wordsearch
6.30pm Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor of The Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NB Considered to be one of the most influential people in the architecture world in London, very interesting and a well-connected man who’s bubbling with ideas.
Free to SAWSA members, £2 for Staff and Students, £3 everyone else. Drinks and nibbles provided after the lecture. Recommended to arrive in advance to ensure a ticket!
Oxfam Boutique 1st Birthday party fashion show
6.30-9pm Oxfam Boutique, 34 St Mary’s Street, Cardiff CF101AB
The Oxfam Boutique is turning 1! We are celebrating by throwing a fabulous party with cocktails, nibbles, DJ’s and a Reinvented Catwalk show from the fashion students from the University of Newport. Contact: Tui Lyon, Manager, 02920 220736, oxfamshopf5313@Oxfam.org.uk
Friday 15 October
Colour and Trend Event A/W 2011/12
10:30am – 4:45pm Venue TBA
October 2010 sees the return of Design Wales’ much missed colour and trend event. Presented by Jaana Jatyri CEO of Trendstop, the event will cover the A/W season 2011/12. The inspirations behind the trends and their practical application will be covered. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Streaming of the social innovation conference “The Feast”
1pm – 6.30pm Gwdihw Bar, 6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 2HJ
E:DN, the ecodesign network run by the Ecodesign Centre, are hosting the Social Innovation conference “The Feast” http://www.feastongood.com/ via live webcast from New York. This streamed conference will be combined with food and the showing of inspirational videos selected by those attending. Contact: Simon O’Rafferty, 029 2064 7034, email@example.com