Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Hereford Photography Festival Print Auction

Post Caitlin Griffiths, ILF Venture
Over 40 artists from across the world have donated works of art to help raise funds for the UK’s longest running photography festival. All auction proceeds will go directly to supporting future Hereford Photography commissions and exhibitions.

Photo by Martin Parr

Sir Roy Strong, Patron of the Hereford Photography Festival said: “As a committee supporter of this festival, it was exciting to hear that there is to be an auction of work by some of the really outstanding photographers who have contributed to its success. The proceeds will go towards supporting its future in what are challenging times.”

Auction runs from Monday 26 September with bidding closing at 8pm GMT on Friday 7 October 2011.  A final event will also take place on 7 October at London's Hotshoe Gallery where extra items will be for sale.

For more details please visit: www.photofest.org/auction

Photo by Corinne Silva

Monday, 19 September 2011

High value interiors networking event on October 20th

Date: 20 October 2011, 9 – 4pm

Venue: Aedas, Colmore Plaza, Birmingham B4 6AT

Cost: FREE to qualifying companies

Interiors & Lifestyle Futures would like to invite you to an exclusive networking event for interiors companies (designers, manufacturers, architects and interior designers).

The event will feature a morning session of expert speakers from high-value contract and domestic interiors’ backgrounds. The afternoon will involve an interactive workshop exploring opportunities for accessing high-value markets.

This is a FREE event for eligible small and medium size businesses in the West Midlands.

In order to qualify for any of these FREE business opportunities you will need to register with the Interiors & Lifestyle Futures community and take part in a company assessment.

To register your attendance please call 0121 3317924 or email info@ilfutures.co.uk

Monday, 12 September 2011

Product development and additive manufacture event

Frank Cooper from Interiors & Lifestyle Futures is chairing a creative industries seminar session at the TCT Live 2011 at Birmingham's NEC.

Frank's session on the morning of the 29 September (from 10.15 am) will include:
-What will designers do when everyone can be a designer’
-Bridging the physical and 3D worlds’
-kide.design.make.play’ about introducing CAD to the young.

Later that day (14.30 pm) in the main conference hall, Frank will also be presenting a research paper on: 'Quality castings from prototype resins, fact or fiction'

As explained on their website, TCT Live is aimed at those involved in "Product Development and Additive Manufacturing in Europe.

"It is the ideal forum for everyone involved in the concept, design, specification and manufacturing process to learn about the latest in Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and other cutting edge product development software and technology. Adopting these technologies is of critical importance for companies wishing to stay ahead of their competitors."

Frank will be there for the three days of the event (27-29 September) and encourages any Interiors & Lifestyle Futures' companies to visit his seminar or just stop him for a chat.

Frank Cooper pictured left, June 2011 at Interiors & Lifestyle Futures' Show and Tell event