The Margate Festival of Design, an event which will explore social and environmental matters through the language of design, launches this September.
A programme of talks, walks, workshops and exhibitions will draw together education, community and industry. The focus will be graphic design and it will be a festival for all, with many events free to attend. The festival is the brainchild of The Margate School – a not for proﬁt postgraduate school and creative space based in an ex-Woolworths shop on Margate High Street.
Conﬁrmed speakers are:
Thomas Sharp – www.thepoetryoﬁtall.com
Mary Leonard of MRLD (More Reason — Less Decoration) – www.mrld.studio
Graham Wood – https://grahamwood.cargo.site/
Greg Bunbury – https://bunbury.co
GF Smith – gfsmith.com
Louise Sloper, Creative Director & Founder at Here.We.Go.Studio – https://www.herewegocreative.com/
Bernard Hay of Design Council – https://www.designcouncil.org.uk
Speakers and workshops by national design experts will be supported by local talent, community activities and an installation by The Margate School’s Visual Communication 2022 graduating students.
The Visual Communication course, Design, Society, Nature is integral to the festival, with students contributing to its planning through their academic curriculum.
The event will be opened by designer, author and Oscar winning ﬁlm director Arnold Schwartzman OBE RDI FRSA, who grew up in the town and is the Patron of The Margate School.