The Design Council holds a regional event on 5 June in Newcastle. Responsible Design Practice – Necessity or Nirvana is discussion and debate looking at ethics, the environment and social responsibility in modern design practice.

Contact: e-mail gemmaq@design to register. Also visit for more details.

Venue: Baltic – the centre for contemporary art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA.

The next British Design & Art Direction President’s Lecture is on 10 June when Dutch design and advertising agency Kesselskramer takes the stage. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £15 for non-members, £10 members, £5 students and concessions.

Contact: e-mail dee@dandad for tickets.

Venue: Logan Hall, The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1.

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