Design and architecture
The Royal Exchange, with the aid of the Oglesby Charitable Trust, has developed a new pop-up theatre for Manchester residents to make and share theatre, as well as see Royal Exchange Performances in their own areas.
The Den, created by Haworth Tompkins, will visit areas of Manchester as part of the Royal Exchange's long-running community programme, Local Exchange. The theatre will be constructed and operated by residents in each community becoming its ushers, door staff, technical team and audience.
Connect for Creativity will bring artists from the Greece, Serbia, Turkey and the UK together for art and technology residencies to create new work.
The open call wants artists who:
For 2019 Shubbak has commissioned a number of mobile installations for different locations across London.
Bricklab, the designers of the first Saudi pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale create a new pop-up sculpture especially for Shubbak. 22 brightly coloured units equalling in number the 22 states of the Arab League are arranged in different constellations to offer new viewpoints of geographies, nations and the power to imagine other realities. No unit can stand on its own, but has to be grafted onto others.
The 17th annual London Design Festival takes place 14–22 September 2019 at V&A where curated collections of displays and installations and the Global Design Forum will showcase innovative, breathtaking British design. Various locations in the city will also play host to signature projects.
Design Districts, Landmark Projects, Festival Commissions and other special projects are the key attractions throught the city and this year's are:
Hull City Council has revealed £27.5m plans to renovate the 2017 UK City of Culture's maritime attractions.
The plan includes:
- The Maritime Museum
- North End Shipyard
- Arctic Corsair
- Spurn Lightship
- Dock Office Chambers
- Creation of a new maritime route from Queen Victoria Square to the River Hull.
Hull City Council expects the revamp to bring in 300,000 visitors and generate £2.9m in income. The council is set to invest £10m and has applied for a £15m National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) grant.
Department for International Trade has launched the year-long Great British Design campaign, with an event in Hong Kong ahead of December's Business of Design Week (BODW). The UK is the partner country for 2019's edition of Business of Design Week taking place 2–7 December 2019.
The UK will bring the biggest ever delegation of internationally-renowned British designers to Hong Kong, including Thomas Heatherwick, Sir John Sorrell (co-founder of London Design Week) and Anya Hindmarsh.
National Museums Liverpool (NML) has issued an open call for planners to help them transform its waterfront estate.
The brief for applicants explains: "We wish to create an outstanding visitor destination that connects Liverpool's stunning waterfront with the city, the River Mersey and the significant buildings that together all create such a strong visual identity.
A partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland has led to £138,000 of funding going to 16 organisations after an open call for projects linked to European partners.
Successful bids for the funding receive between £6–10,000, and each project includes at least one European organisation, while helping to promote Scottish work around the world.
Winning organisations are: