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Explore how creativity changes lives at UK design festival

Image © Sean Delahay

Image © Sean Delahay

The Cheltenham Design Festival (opens in new tab) is back, with a focus on how creativity changes lives. Under the banner 'Design can...', leading industry figures will take the stage for two days of talks and activities, including a series of free workshops for under 16s to explore different areas of creativity, such as engineering, space exploration, photography and new product invention.

Now in its third year, the 2014 line up includes D&AD president Laura Jordan Bambach (opens in new tab) on why purpose is essential for brands and the future of the creative industry and giants of British design Sir Kenneth Grange (opens in new tab)and Ken Garland (opens in new tab) sharing their thoughts on creativity and hopes for the future.

The two-day festival will take place at the Parabola Arts Centre in Cheltenham on 4-5 April, with tickets on sale soon from Cheltenham Town Hall (opens in new tab). For more information on this year's event, visit the Cheltenham Design Festival website (opens in new tab). You can also follow the 2014 speakers on Twitter (opens in new tab).

The festival will take place at the will take place Parabola Arts Centre this April. Image © Lucy Wilmer

The festival will take place at the will take place Parabola Arts Centre this April. Image © Lucy Wilmer

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