Top 5 design things to do in July

We look at the key events and dates for your diary over the next month in design.

Festival: New Blood

New Blood 2014

What: New Blood offers a selection of priced fringe events and talks alongside a free exhibition, all aimed at design students and recent graduates. There will be talks by consultancies such as Design Bridge, Elmwood, Hirsch & Mann, Wolff Olins and The Partners, and an array of work exhibited from 50 different universities and colleges across the country.

When: 30 June – 2 July 2015

Where: All around Shoreditch

Info: The exhibition, running 1 -2 July, is free. Fringe event tickets are priced and can be bought individually online.


Exhibition: New Designers Part II

© James Champion
New Designers 2014. © James Champion

What: The second part of New Designers 2015 takes place in July, showcasing the work of 3,000 graduates from design courses across the country. It’ll offer design inspiration, potential recruitment opportunities and the chance to buy new products.

When: 1 – 4 July 2015

Where: Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH

Info: £15 per day available on the door.

Exhibition: Free Range

Free Range 2014
Free Range 2014

What: This is another chance for new creative graduates to showcase their work, and will span disciplines such as fashion, art, graphics, photography and interior design. 9 – 13 July will be Interior Design and Architecture Week at the exhibition.

When: 2 – 9 July 2015

Where: The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Info: Entry is free.

Exhibition: Summer Screen Prints

Cassandra Yap - True Romance print. © Cassandra Yap
Cassandra Yap – True Romance print. © Cassandra Yap

What: Designers and artists such as Rose Blake have created limited-edition prints recreating film posters, drawing inspiration from scenes, quotes, characters and other elements. They will be showcased and up for sale at this poster exhibition.

When: 30 July – 23 August

Where: West Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Info: Entry is free. 

Awards: Design Week Awards entry deadline


What: The Design Week Awards celebrates exceptional design work across all disciplines, from exhibition and interiors to product and branding. The deadline is fast approaching so don’t miss your chance to be recognised.

When: 3 July 2015

Where: Design Week Awards website.

Info: Apply online for the Design Week Awards. The ceremony is set to take place on 25 November 2015 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH.

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  • Paul Wilshaw June 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Obviously design only happens in London.

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