Events in October

I know we say it every time, but this month really is jam-packed with some fantastically interesting and inspiring events. Make sure you purchase tickets as soon as you can for most of these, and let us know where we’ll see you!

Hey!Stac at the Belgrave

Wednesday 5th October
In top Hey!Stac form, this event celebrates culture in Leeds with a digital twist – talks this month feature the role of newspapers in society today, where to house technology in Leeds, and how technology can help mental illness. We don’t know how they’ll fit it all in – but as one of our favourite Leeds digital events, no doubt it’ll be another fantastic event in a great space, with beer and brownies!

Light Night all around Leeds

Thursday 6th & Friday 7th October
The celebration of lighting up Leeds continues for another year, with great displays all around the city. It’s a good excuse to explore the city again, supported with installations by local artists, and music performances to accompany the displays. There are workshops in the lead up to the event, so check out the website for information on how to get involved.

Northern Design Festival at Northern Design Centre, Newcastle

Friday 7th – Sunday 16th October
Exploring the theme ‘Where do ideas come from?’ the Northern Design Festival runs from the 7th to the 16th October, focused on a day of talks from great speakers on the Friday called ‘Design Now’. Talk from Assemble, Deadgood and Angus Hyland, this event is worth the trip further up North, and there are plenty of workshops and exhibitions to check out while you’re there.

Design Manchester

Wednesday 12th – Sunday 23rd October
Another awesome design festival, now in it’s fourth year. The best of the city’s talent is gathering for various events, exhibitions and workshops with design legends like Alan Kitching, all around Manchester. The festival includes the Design City Conference on Thursday 13th October, which we’re heading along to – make sure you say hello! 

Culture, Creativity and Regeneration in Leeds South Bank at the Tetley

Friday 21st October
Learn about the South Bank regeneration project from those who know it best - the Tetley’s Creative Director, Bryony Bond, will host a panel-style discussion on the role of culture and its impact on regeneration, creative businesses and the future of Leeds South Bank.

Sheffield Design Week

Friday 21st – 30th October
A platform for artists and designers, the theme this year is ‘Design City’ – the collaborators have been invited to submit their thoughts and interpretations on how design enriches culture, innovation and creativity in a city. As part of the design week, Sheffield have been given the honour of hosting…

OFFSET Sheffield at Crucible Theatre

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd October
The great design event that is Offset is coming to Sheffield this year! We couldn’t be more excited to attend two days of creative inspiration, with talks from Wolfgang Weingart, Ian Anderson and Moving Brands. But don’t worry if you can’t make it – we’ll be live-tweeting on both days, and will of course follow up with a blog telling you all about it!

Juncture 2016 at the Tetley

Friday 28th & Sunday 30th October
Junture is a celebration of dance, hosted in several venues across Leeds; this dance session uses the body as sculpture. A great opportunity to get inspired by a new cultural performance which isn’t just about graphic design.

So there you have it – some great stuff coming up! We hope to see you at some of the events above, but if you can’t make it and want to talk to us about your creative or digital recruitment needs, just get in touch