London Design Festival (14 – 22 September)

Old Royal Naval College presents: Greenwich artists and makers

London Design Festival returns to the capital for its 17th year this September and we’re proud to be joining this inspiring programme for the first time.

Throughout London Design Festival 2019, we will be hosting a free exhibition of local Greenwich, Woolwich and Deptford artists and makers.

The free drop-in exhibition in the Visitor Centre Mezzanine includes A Walk by the River by printmaker Kethi Copeland, a set of prints exploring elemental themes by artist and architectural designer Charles Chambers, jewellery by Sophie Martin-Glinel and a selection of limited edition prints from Woolwich Contemporary Editions.

Inside the Painted Hall (open to ticket-holders) works include The Storytelling Chair made by Matt Nicholls Designs from recycled wood in the Victorian Skittle Alley, itself made from upcycled ships, as well as fascinating 3D scans of the Painted Hall by Simon Withers, showing the labour and care that went into creating the room in the 18th century, and the 21st century conservation efforts and handcrafted textiles by knitted textile designer Olivia J Holland.

Book tickets to the Painted Hall for 14-22 September


Reading session - Sunday 15 September, 3pm, Skittle Alley

Micro tales of the city, read by writers from the flash fiction collection Story Cities (Arachne Press 2019)

Story Cities explore ways in which stories respond to, reflect and re-imagine the city. New flash fictions in multiple genres that address the city. A guide book to the fictional city, all cities, any city: its markets, squares, cafés, hotels, parks, stations and ports; the main streets, side streets, back alleys, dead ends and the crossroads. Never identified, the city has a voice of its own.


About London Design Festival

Initially established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans, London Design Festival is an annual citywide celebration that brings together a global community of designers, artists, architects and the creative industries with a vision to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. Since its inception, London Design Festival has grown to encompass a broad range of activities, and attracts visitors from around the world: the 2018 Festival welcomed a record-breaking 588,000 direct visitors from over 75 countries generating almost 1 million visits.