London Festival of Architecture: Bland Designs – help us imagine a new look for artsdepot!

Outside artsdepot

An image of two post-it notes on a white wall. Handwritten text on them reads 'what would you bring into artsdepot' and 'how could it be more attractive and exciting'.

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General sale is open from Wed 29 May 2024 at 10:55am.

Priority booking is now open for Members. Standard booking will open on Wed 29 May 2024 at 10:55am


This event is free and tickets do not need to be booked in advance, just turn up on the day.


Outside artsdepot


11.30am - 5pm

Age suitability

All Ages

Additional information

This event will take place outside artsdepot’s front doors.

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, you're invited to be part of a unique event where your thoughts and ideas can help shape the future of artsdepot's exterior.

Join artsdepot and Edgy Collective for an exciting day of creativity and participate in three fun and interactive activities designed to spark your imagination and let your voice be heard.

1. Speak your ideas
We’ll be out on the streets, inviting passersby to share their thoughts about the building. What do you love? What could be improved? How do you envision artsdepot in the future? Your opinions matter, and we can’t wait to hear (and record) them!

2. Paint your ideas
Unleash your inner artist and let your creativity flow! We’re turning our big glass walls into a canvas for you. Grab some washable paint and illustrate your ideas for how the exterior of artsdepot could look. All ages are welcome, so bring your family and friends for a fun, colourful experience.

3. Wear your ideas
Get crafty and create a statement piece with our wearable ideas activity. Design a hat shaped like the artsdepot building and infuse it with your ideas for its future look. Use drawings, stickers, and more to express your thoughts. It’s a fantastic way to showcase (and literally wear) your creativity.

Why participate?
artsdepot is a creative home for everyone, and your input is invaluable. By participating in the Bland Designs event, you’re contributing to the transformation of a space that serves us all. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to connect with others, enjoy a day of artistic expression, and make a lasting impact on our venue.

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of something special. Mark your calendars for Sunday 16 June and join us at artsdepot for a day for all ages full of creativity, fun and community spirit. We can’t wait to see you there and hear your fantastic ideas!

This event is part of London Festival of Architecture

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