Conversion Festival

The first major festival in my current job was Conversion Festival - celebrating rugby, art and culture in Newcastle. Of course, this ran alongside the Rugby World Cup visiting Newcastle from 3-11 October; but we couldn’t say that. So that was an interesting aspect.

Conversion Festival was a programme of activity and things to see and do alongside RWC2015 in Newcastle. It was all absolutely free and designed to entertain the masses visiting the city during the rugby. As well as being able to work on some official RWC2015 items, working on this cultural event was particularly special.

Back in August, we worked with a fantastic design company who created the brand identity. Taking influence from the competing nations who would be playing in Newcastle, the branding created by Sheridan Design suitably reflected the vibrant programme of performance, dance and music.

Seeing something I had worked on to commission appear on adverts around the city and in magazines was really special, and being a part of the process was truly eye opening. 

Rugby World Cup took place in England in September - October 2015. Three games were played in Newcastle. South Africa v Scotland (Sat 3 Oct), New Zealand v Tonga (Fri 9 Oct) and Scotland v Samoa (Sat 10 Oct).

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