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It’s Time To Think Differently About Design

This years Cheltenham Design Festival is shaping up to be a truly unique event, and totally different to the previous festivals. This year delegates will get fully immersed in the world of design, so you can be exposed to new areas of thinking, innovation and process with actionable advice and inspiration from the most diverse […]

Posted 6th Oct 2019
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Why Creativity Is So Important

Creativity is one of the most important characteristics of being human. Our ability to think creatively makes us totally unique as a species and can offer enormous rewards to us individually and in our wider communities. Courtney Carver explains why it’s important to be creative: 1. Creativity Predicts A Longer Life In this Scientific American […]

Posted 2nd Oct 2019
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how design can make us happy

How Can Design Make Us Happier?

Back at the 2014 festival we asked this question – Does good design make us happy? As I remember it, the great Neville Brody, David Constantine, Sir John Hegarty, Deyan Sudjic and the lovely Fi Glover concluded that yes, good design does have the potential to make us happy, (after a lengthy debate around what […]

Posted 30th Sep 2019
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Free Events For Students

The Cheltenham Design Foundation and the University of Gloucestershires are coming together to offer a free event for students and anyone looking to start to a creative course on Sunday 3rd November as part of the Cheltenham Design Festival. In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire’s Your Future Plan programme, the event offers a unique […]

Posted 28th Sep 2019
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Unlocking The Possibilities Of Design

The Cheltenham Design Academy class of 2019 is starting this October, for a 20 week programme that will open up the possibilities of design to 12-16 year olds. The Cheltenham Design Foundation, founded in 2009 by a group of professionals living and working in Gloucestershire, established the Cheltenham Design Academy to help young people find […]

Posted 28th Sep 2019
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TED Talk Tuesday

At the Design Foundation HQ the team sit down every Tuesday at 11am to watch a TED talk; we call it ‘TED talk Tuesday’. It gets us thinking and talking about different things, opens our minds a bit more and gives us a well deserved break from our screens. This week Georgina picked a talk […]

Posted 24th Sep 2019
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A Design Project to Celebrate Local Creative Talent 

Future designers from the University of Gloucestershire got a rare opportunity to work alongside some of the county’s leading creatives in a unique design challenge set by the Cheltenham Design Foundation to celebrate our upcoming Design Festival. To mark the return of the Cheltenham Design Festival and this year’s theme of “How design can bring […]

Posted 10th Aug 2019
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Ladies Wine and Design Comes To Cheltenham.

Ladies, Wine & Design is a global non-profit initiative started in New York City in 2016 by art director and designer Jessica Walsh. In just 3 short years the initiative has spread to over 100 chapters in 250 cities worldwide, promoting a supportive relationship between creatives through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks & creative meet-ups. […]

Posted 20th Jul 2019
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Cheltenham design festival is back

The Cheltenham Design Festival IS BACK!

Grab your diary, cancel any plans, and book the dog sitter because you won’t want to miss this. Yes, the Cheltenham Design Festival is back on 1 – 3 November, and we couldn’t be more excited! With a stellar programme of speakers, events and workshops, Cheltenham’s popular festival dedicated to design and creativity is set […]

Posted 18th Jul 2019
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