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  • Digbeth

A celebration of the local, national and international design industry held in Birmingham in June.

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Introducing BDF Conference

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A week-long celebration of colour.

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The Creative City Exhibition

An exhibition from 100 of Birmingham’s finest artists and designers.

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The Artists

Abbie Reilly • Adam Guy • Adam Lloyd • Alastair Taylor • Andy Roberts • Anjuli McKenna • Annatomix • Antonio Roberts • Arthur Kearns • Ash O’Brien • Barbara Gibson • Becky Bell • Ben Javens • Beth Ingleton • Bex Whitling • Brumhaus • Byng • Cairo Hamilton • Callum Barnes • Charlotte Banks • Charlotte Jenkins • Cherie Kwok • Chris Day • Common Curiosity • David Henshaw • Ellie Hunter • Emily Caplan • Emily Jeffrey • Esme Stillaway • Farah Girach • Fokawolf • Folk Like These • Gareth Davies • Gaz Burns • Grace Tomlinson • Hannah Parkes • Hapico • Helen Wheeler • Ian Jones • Imbue • Irish Nicole T. Abenoja • Jen Leem-Bruggen • Jess Webberley • Jim Howells • Jody Woodhouse • John Williamson • Jonny Mcgarry • Joseph Frascina • Josh Cutts • Justin Sola • Kat Tromans • Keith Dodds • Kieran Glennon • Kristian Jones • Lindsay Baker • Lisa Barrett • Lou Chorley • Lucky Pablo • Luke Sewell • Luke Skinner • Luke Tonge • Luke Waller • Mack Stevens • Mark Murphy • Martin Donnelly • Mattie Lynch • Meg Hickman • Mengxia Liu • Michelle Turton • Nathan Chan • Neeraj Kainth • Niyran Gill • Old Bort • Olly Wells • PET CLUB • Pheeb Robinson • Pickle Illustration • Poppy Small • Raj Dhunna • Ravnita Rayet • Rebecca Howson • Robert Lockley • Roots • Rosie Clarke • Sarah Bagshaw • Sarah Easter • Seven 9 Signs • Shaun Loynds • Shiyi Li • Sleep Sparrow • Studio Baldwin • Super freak • Tasia Graham • Ted Jones • Tina Jiwa • Tom Woolley • Tomas Rowell • Vanessa Mountain • Window Artists • BDF

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Previous festivals

Step back in time with our festival archive and take a look at highlights from previous years.

‘Forward’ 2018

‘Truth’ 2019


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