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arc Aug/Sep 2021 – Issue 123

Guess who’s back…
After 18 long months, our live events are returning with [d]arc room pop-up…

It’s been a very long time coming, but here at [d]arc media, we’re all delighted to finally be returning to the real world as our first physical event since December 2019 is just around the corner.

You may have seen us shouting about it on social media over the past couple of months, but on 22-25 September, we’re hosting [d]arc room pop-up @ Design London, at the brand new Magazine venue on London’s Greenwich Peninsula. It is the fifth edition of the event (after last year’s online edition, [d]arc room livestream), and we can’t wait to get back out there amongst the people to see all of our lovely readers in person once more.

Alongside the exhibition space, we’re also thrilled to bring you the return of [d]arc thoughts – our first in-person talks programme in two years. Taking place on the Magazine Mezzanine, the [d]arc thoughts programme will feature in-depth project conversations and insightful discussions on the industry’s hot topics with some of the best and brightest names in the lighting design community. We already have some great content lined up, but keep your eyes peeled for the full programme announcement soon!

Finally, the news that I know you’ve all been desperately waiting for, with the return of live events comes the return of [d]arc night – our much-lauded [d]arc awards party! Taking place on the opening night of Design London on 22 September, the [d]arc night party will be a chance for the lighting design community to catch up face to face over a drink, get reacquainted and celebrate the achievements of last year’s [d]arc awards winners.
As is customary for a [d]arc night party, the celebration will also feature a number of light-art installations on show for guests to absorb. With this year’s theme focused on The Spectrum, we’re expecting some great things from our supporting design teams. Entry to the party is completely free, but all guests are required to register for Design London in advance.

We’re incredibly excited about finally getting back out there, and we hope that you’ll all come down to say hello – it’s been a while!

See you there!

Matt Waring
Editor
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