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Conferences and courses

The Design and Technology Association's annual conference and exhibition takes place in Telford, July 5-7. Speaker: Professor Richard Kimbell from the Technology Education Research Unit, Goldsmiths' College London.

Workshops include: food technology; electronics; engineering; CADCAM.

Tel: 01789 470 007

A seminar organised by the National Society for Education in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, London SW7, July 14, will explore future directions in design education.

Tel: 01249 714825


New Designers at the Business Design Centre, London N1, will showcase the work of around 4,000 graduate designers. Part I, June 29 to July 2, focuses on contemporary applied arts; ceramics and glass; fashion, textiles and accessories; jewellery and precious metalwork. Part II, July 6-9, is devoted to: illustration and animation; furniture design; graphic design and interactive media; product design; spatial design; and photography.

Admission pound;7 to under 16s on schools days, June 30 and July 7.

Tel: 020 7288 6738

Bookings: 08701 222891

Highlights of the London Design Festival, September 20-26, include: (RE)design 06 at the Boiler House, Brick Lane, E1, featuring seminars and installations on friendly sustainable design for the home; and the Design Museum's Formula One: the Great Design Race, July 1-October 29.

Design Festival

Tel: 020 7014 5313

Design Museum

Tel: 0870 909 9009

The Design and Technology with ICT Education Show will be held at the NEC Birmingham, November 16-18. Details on the site below (from mid-July).


Clotheshow Live at the NEC Birmingham, December 1-6, features an educational bursary scheme comprising five competitions designed to encourage young people's creativity. They include prizes up to pound;1,000 for the winners' school or college. Challenges include: Can U Cut It, which offers a Pounds 3,000 annual bursary towards further education; the Young Designer of the Year Award for ages 18+, offering pound;2,000 and a work placement at a British design house; and a handbag design competition for ages 17-18 offering Pounds 2,000 towards a foundation course.

Tel: 020 7611 3871 (bursary information) Tel: 0870 380 2288 (tickets)

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