Here's our calendar of the best design events in Yorkshire (and slightly further afield!) this month - there's a lot on, and conference season is kicking off. Let us know where you're off to, or if you want to add your event to our round-up!
Pom to the People at Munro House
Wednesday 4th October
A workshop to make pom-poms - why not? The resulting pom poms will form a collaborative exhibition at Munro House which will launch on 24th October. Take part in this wellness workshop and contribute to a positive project about making, sharing, and transforming waste into wonderful things.
Wilson's Republic at Bates Mill, Huddersfield
Thursday 5th October
This Huddersfield design event is for one day only, and features some fantastically inspirational speakers from Craig Oldham to Eve Warren. They are also offering workshops and seminars throughout the day to boost your learning opportunity and create a day you can make the most of. Make sure you buy a ticket as soon as possible and get booked on to those sessions.
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th
The annual Leeds light festivities are back - and this year feature an interactive robot, 77 events across ten zones, and a recreation of the moon. Take a look at our city in a brand new light and experience some breath-taking installations across two nights! Many local artists and communities are getting involved, so turn up and show your support.
Creative Networks at Leeds Art College
Thursday 5th October
As part of the Light Night celebrations this month, Creative Networks have invited renowned light artist Bruce Munro to talk about his work. His portfolio focuses on immersive large-scale light installations which perfectly compliment the work around Leeds this week.
Monday 9th - Friday 13th October
We can't deny this is the most corporate event on our calendar - but Leeds Business Week can be a valuable event if you want it to be. They put on free events crossing social media, HR processes, IP training, and management advise. If you head along wanting to learn and network, you will be sure to get a good amount from this meeting of great business leaders in Leeds.
Wednesday 11th October
In a flit across the North of England, we're visiting Newcastle this week - our very own Fionn is reviewing portfolios in this session and offering advice to any fellow ladies in the industry. Make sure you grab a limited ticket if you want to be part of the action.
Design Manchester at The Principle, Manchester
Friday 13th October
For the third year running, we're crossing the Pennines to attend the Design Manchester conference which is always a fantastic event. Now in its fifth year, the day of talks features top names from Pentagram, OMA, and Creative Review. Partnered with loads of exhibitions, installations, and a design fair, there is certainly enough going on to warrant that train fare.
Monday 16th October
This month's meetup focuses on labelling ourselves in the creative industry. Are you struggling to specialise, or finding it hard to express your offering? Pop along for an informal chat and portfolio advice with some inspirational female leaders in the design game.