The Department for Culture Media and Sport has chosen 13 local authorities to become ‘cultural pathfinders’ to advise on ‘how culture and sport can help deliver Government priorities across public life’. Birmingham, Canterbury, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Liverpool, Manchester, North and South Tyneside, Richmond, Spelthorne, Sheffield, Somerset and Suffolk were selected from among 88 applications.
MarinaTex, an organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic, was developed by University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes.
The visual identity combines the club’s “illustrious heritage” and “future glory” with an eye to digital platforms and more casual fans.
The week-long festival will also host speakers including interaction design expert Daljit Singh and representatives from Heatherwick Studio.