LCB Depot Launches Inaugural Design Season This September & October.
Leicester city centre’s creative hub, LCB Depot, last week announced plans for its first Design Season, which will take place during September and October 2018. The inaugural event will celebrate the work of Leicester’s design businesses, from architecture to illustrators, through a series of exhibitions, workshops and performances.
As Leicester’s centre for creative industries it is fitting for Design Season to be based at LCB Depot. The LCB Depot management team have worked closely with designers, architects, illustrators, digital and other creative businesses to pull together a diverse programme of events, offering invaluable exposure to the businesses involved.
The Season will officially launch on Thursday 6 September, kickstarting 2 months of industry led events. As a celebration of Leicester’s design community, LCB hope to assist their partners in reaching out to a range of audiences across other businesses, stakeholders, and, of course, the general public.
Among the initial exhibitions to be announced is Love Architecture, hosted by Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects and running throughout October. During the exhibition, work will be showcased from local architects, alongside some of the top student work from our two regional schools of architecture – De Montfort University and Loughborough University.
Demonstrating the variety of design in the city, another event to be announced is We Ar Tex, a fashion pop-up with live music on Thursday 13 September. The project curated by Jordan (member of high flying Leicester band Easy Life) and Ruby (from the Lovers Rock Group), aims to give a platform to local fashion designers and break the walls between designers, brands and customers.
LCB Depot Workspace Manager, James Burkmar, commented, “We’re delighted with the programme that’s been curated for the inaugural LCB Design Season. There is such a wealth of talent in the city and this will offer those businesses an opportunity for the increased exposure they so deserve, whilst celebrating how wonderfully diverse and creative our business community is.”
“As the city centre’s creative hub, LCB Depot is very proud to work with so many ambitious businesses. We see this year’s Design Season as the launch of a wonderful platform to showcase the city’s talents on a national and international basis.”
LCB Design Season runs throughout September and October 2018 in the city’s Cultural Quarter. The confirmed programme of events can be found on the website www.designseason.uk and you can follow updates on Twitter and Instagram @lcbdesignseason.