Sheffield Design Week

The inaugural Sheffield Design Week kicks off at the end of the month, bringing with it a conference, exhibitions and a celebration of the Tour de France’s Yorkshire départ.

One of the highlights of the week will be the Made North conference on 27 June, which moves from Liverpool to the Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield.

Speakers at the conference will include Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic, Tony Brook of Spin, Daniel Charny, and Design Council chief executive John Mathers.

They will be addressing the week’s conference theme, the rather weighty ‘can design save the world?’

Other activities throughout the week will include the Design + Architecture Film Festival. This will feature films such as Press Pause Play, a documentary about digital technology; and 16 Acres, which documents the rebuilding of New York’s Ground Zero.

The Made North Gallery will be hosting Anthony Burrill’s I Like it. What is it? exhibition, which features a selection of his best known works, and the Yorkshire in Yellow exhibition at the Millennium Gallery sees designers including Margaret Calvert and Alan Kitching reinterpret the Tour de France’s Yellow Jersey, to celebrate the iconic bike race’s start in Yorkshire.


Sheffield Design Week takes place from 23-29 June at various venues in Sheffield.

Design Week readers can book tickets for the Made North conference for a discount of £35, rather than the full price of £55.

You can get the discount by booking through Eventbrite here and using the code ‘designweek’. The first 20 DW readers to book tickets will receive the discount.

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