by Adam Pursell, Hon Secretary of SDC’s North of England region.
The Mike Crabtree Memorial Lecture was a big success again this year, building on everyone’s enjoyment of last year.
The evening started off with a hot buffet which was enjoyed by everyone in attendance, over 50 people sharing a meal over stories and experiences. A broad spectrum of people had gathered to listen to Dr Christine Holdstock’s fascinating talk on “a history of dyes, from ancient Egypt to cancer treatment”. After the meal, formalities had to be undertaken, and it was time to present a couple of awards. North of England Chair Dr Muriel Rigout took the floor and introduced SDC Past President Trevor Larkins.
Florence Clarke, a second year student of Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds Arts University entered the North of England heat of the SDC International Design Competition earlier this year which led to a day placement at Sharps Fabric Printers. Flo, now an SDC member, tells us about her experience.
By Pam Morris, Honorary Secretary of the SDC Midlands region
This half day seminar was presented by SDC’s Midlands region and took place at De Montfort University. It began with an Opening Address by Sir Peter Soulsby, Mayor of Leicester.
Sir Peter has been Mayor of Leicester for six years and feels very much a part of the city as he was once a student here at a college which has now become part of De Montfort University.