UK festival in NY to go ahead

The Design Council’s Great Expectations exhibition, part of New York’s UKinNY festival, is going ahead despite this month’s terrorist attacks and fears that it would be cancelled.

The two week-long festival, which opens on 16 October, is to be renamed UKwithNY ‘as a symbol of solidarity with New York’. It will feature a modified programme of events and a change of tone ‘from the celebratory to the solidarity’, says a Design Council spokesman.

Great Expectations, which will be taking place in New York’s Grand Central station, will now be ‘a tribute to the close relationship that exists between New York and the UK’, according to Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers.

Advertising agency M&C Saatchi, which created the original UKinNY logo, has tweaked it to read UKwithNY.

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