Upcoming events

    New Designers Part One, London

    Date: 28 June - 01 July 2017

    About: Entering its 32nd edition, the New Designers exhibition brings together design education, design consumers and the design industry to celebrate and recognise the next generation of graduate designers.

    This year’s Bucks graduates are showing an innovative and creative range of collections across the three pathways of Knit, Print and Surface on the BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design course. Additionally, two students from BA Product Design are contributing with their work. The graduates are showing collections aimed at fashion, interior, sportswear and automotive. These unique designers have explored personal design-led projects using research, drawing, colour, design and have access and developed skills across workshops in textile, knit, print, metal, wood, plastic and paper.

    New Designers gives you the unmissable opportunity to buy new products for your store or home, get inspired by fresh ideas and discover new design talent to commission or recruit.

    Each edition brings 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from the UK’s leading design courses exhibit. The show features everything from illustration to animation, furniture to fashion, and gaming to glass and takes place at the Business Design Centre in London, the home of bringing business and design together. It provokes fresh thinking and kick-starts careers, providing a pipeline of young talent into one of the UK’s leading sectors.

    Venue: Located 10 minutes from Kings Cross St. Pancras International and a short walk from Angel tube station, the Business Design Centre is one of London’s most popular conference and exhibition venues. With over 300 events a year the BDC, based in the vicinity of the City and Central London, offers a stylish, flexible and convenient solution for everything from banquets to conferences and exhibitions.


    D&AD New Blood, London


    Date: 5-6 July 2017

    About: New Blood Festival brings together emerging talent and industry professionals for a double whammy of Fringe events and a free exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of east London. In short, it's all about getting everyone excited and inspired by the future of commercial creativity.

    Exclusively for students, recent graduates and other young creatives, the Fringe offers talks, workshops, screenings and tours of top agencies and studios. These are completely free. You'll need to pay a £10 deposit to book but you'll get this refunded provided you attend. The exhibition sees university courses from around the UK showing off their very best students' work from the past year. It gives industry professionals the chance to meet new talent and young creatives the opportunity to network and skill up.

    Third-year Creative Advertising students Max Gibson, Ellis King, and Tommy Lai have been shortlisted for the D&AD New Blood Awards for new and emerging talent. Max and Ellis were in the Mubi category and Tommy in The Army category, with each putting together proposed coordinated advertising campaigns. The winning students receive different coloured pencils, depending on the award they achieve.

    This event is free to attend.

    Venue: The Old Truman Brewery, once home to London's largest brewery, is now East London's primary destination for the public and creative businesses alike.


    Fifth Base, London


    Date: 7-8 July  2017

    About: 5th Base is an exhibition space just off of Brick Lane in East London. We're here to give artists and curators somewhere to hold their own exhibitions in a well lit, white-walled gallery; in an easily accessible, popular part of London. Since September 2012 we have held almost 200 exhibitions, and look forward to many more.

    Venue: Situated just off of Brick Lane in London's E1, the gallery has a 650 square foot indoor exhibition area, comprising 30 meters of white wall hanging space, plus an outdoor covered courtyard perfect for private views and evening openings.