GRAND DESIGNS LIVE RETURNS TO LONDON
From the 4–12 May 2019, London ExCeL will play host to Grand Designs Live; bringing the height of home and design innovation to London for the fourtheenth year running.
Proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, the show will boast a range of new exhibitors and features, as well as all the usual favourites, with design guru and TV broadcaster, Kevin McCloud leading the event.
Whether you are starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, redecorating a room, installing a new kitchen or simply looking for ideas for your garden design and accessories, Grand Designs Live is the must-visit event for anyone wanting to learn about the world of design and self-build.
In line with its green agenda, Grand Designs Live will work with returning charity partner for 2019, Friends of The Earth, launching the brand-new movement the ‘Green Finger Campaign’. A Wildlife Forest will be created at Grand Designs Live to show visitors how and where to create wildlife friendly environments in whatever outdoor space they have to work with, from a 7-acre plot to a 5-metre-squared balcony.
Visitors will be invited to take regional specific wildflower seeds away with them to plant and create their own wildlife friendly environment; then print their fingerprint on a map of the UK to indicate where they live; producing a visual and interactive heat map of where people are supporting the cause. Friends of The Earth will also provide interactive workshops and demonstrations throughout the show, including the construction of wildlife hotels.
Also not to be missed is the new interiors feature – The Under the Stairs Project, which will see eight interior designers showcase bespoke installations, using a commonly neglected area in the home, the space under the stairs, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and pick up inspirations for their own mini grand designs. Judges for this exciting new competition will include Kevin McCloud and Jenny Gibbs from the KLC School of Design.
Established favourites such as Kevin’s Green Heroes will showcase the most ground-breaking and eco-friendly products on the market, and the popular Ask An Expert will return alongside a host of inspiring and informative seminars at The Grand Theatre, which will be compered for 2019 by Property Expert and TV Presenter Kunle Barker, and offer visitors the opportunity to consult and hear from specialists across a range of home improvement areas.
Grand Designs Live will continue to support their initiative, as launched in May 2018, to reduce the usage of single-use plastics at the show; prohibiting the sale of plastic bottles from all in-show catering points along with the distribution of plastic straws. Plastic cutlery and show goody bags have been replaced with biodegradable alternatives. Visitors to the show will be encouraged to use refillable bottles and water points at the show’s cafes. Eco-minded visitors will also find an all-new area of the show focused on the art of upcycling; showcasing a platform for skilled upcycling designers to give insight into their craft.
Covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors the show offers a great day out with hundreds of innovative ideas for the home, instructive talks and demonstrations. Get access to amazing brands launching new products, compare prices and check out homewares not yet available on the high street.
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