Drum roll – polymath Thomas Heatherwick joins a stellar line-up for Here, our one-day creative symposium

25 July 2012

We are thrilled to announce that the multitalented and hugely influential British designer Thomas Heatherwick will be delivering the closing keynote talk of Here, our one-day symposium. He will join a stellar line-up of over a dozen brilliant creatives from the UK and abroad speaking about their practice and process, as well as sharing their insights and expertise, in our biggest event to date.

Championing creativity across multiple practices, the top-notch programme of high-profile speakers includes, acclaimed British fashion luminary Sir Paul Smith multi-faceted illustrator Quentin Jones, BAFTA-winning animator Grant Orchard, Eike König founder of Hort, and Sonya Dyakova director at frieze Magazine.

Highly-acclaimed photojournalist Giles Duley will be sharing his stories, alongside the fascinating body-architect and TED fellow Lucy McCrae more, Andy Stevens of legendary graphic design studio Graphic Thought Facility will deliver some design words of wisdom, and we’ll also be joined by Dreams of a Life director Carol Morley, and talented brothers Job (Letman) and Roel Wouters (Moniker).

Adding to the mix of inspirational talks, expect some experimental antics from the one and only Bompas & Parr. Here is taking place this September during London Design Festival, at London’s spectacular Royal Geographical Society.


Heatherwick Studio: The new London Bus, 2012


Heatherwick Studio: UK Pavillion, Shanghai Expo 2010


Hort: Postcards


Graphic Thought Facility: Frieze Art Fair 2012 Campaign


Lucy McRae: Rat Vs Possum music video


Sonya Dyakova: Creamier, Phaidon Press


Quentin Jones: Glass Mag editorial


Job and Roel Wouters: If you could collaborate


Grant Orchard for Studio AKA: A Morning Stroll

If you are a student or a recent 2012 graduate we are happy to offer you educational discounts of over 50% (full day tickets for £45). Please email event@itsnicethat.com for the discount code

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NOTE: Since this article was published, Thomas Heatherwick is regrettably unable to speak at Here due to unforeseen work commitments. We are in the process of finding replacements that are in keeping with the current programme and we will let you know as soon as possible about what exciting things we have planned.

For tickets and more info: www.here2012.eventbrite.com

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