Sounds of the suburbs

Although London Design Festival fever might be hotting up here in the capital, don’t worry, we know there’s still a world outside the hive of activity here in London.

For example, next week sees the first shindig of Crop, a new design event organised by Farnham-based creative consultancy Bekker and Rebecca Quelch, co-owner of the local bistro The Mulberry. Celebrating creativity in the suburbs, the event aims to bring together creatives in the Surrey area, with talks and an opportunity to see some new faces.

Bekker’s Peter Holsgrove says, ‘We’re producing Crop to help shine a light on creativity in the area and generally celebrate the profession we’re all passionate about. If that leads to agencies and creatives finding strengths in each other and collaborating more then all the better.’

For the first event, Crop organisers have bagged design heavyweight Simon Waterfall as a speaker and will also be exhibiting the work of talented young graphic designer Alison Haigh.

Holsgrove says of Waterfall, ‘We wanted to kick the event off with someone who we knew had a colourful background in the industry with serious pedigree and who could inspire a crowd.’

So if you’re in the Farham area and want to hold an anti-LDF of your own, you know where to go.

Crop invitations designed by Bekker
Crop invitations designed by Bekker

Crop is at The Mulberry, Farham, GU9 8AD on 21 September from 6pm.

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