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A day of creative Media, Arts & Design happenings… across Harrow Campus.

The Media, Arts & Design Festival is an event for students by students. It’s a chance for students to participate in a day of informal learning and socializing; a chance to see what happens in other areas, meet new people, have a go at stuff not tried before and generally enjoy the vast talent within MAD.

Students and staff responded to an open call to pitch an idea for an exhibition, event, performance, stall, experiment, etc, and we have a full programme of eclectic activities for your cultural delight.

How to get involved…

  • If you want to pitch a project, find a collaborator or sell an idea, contact Oli to book a slot for Community Square. Experts and critics also welcome. [email protected]
  • Bring a photograph or series of images and guest curate The Collaborative Photography Exhibition in Room A6.10 (masking tape and blutac provided). If you want to get in there early you can put things up from Thursday morning, ready for Friday opening. Open to all.
  • Book swap: Take your pre-loved and unwanted books to the ground floor library desk any time this week, and on Friday at MADFest you can swap them for new and interesting reads.

Stewards needed to help set up, hand out goodies and generally direct people throughout the day. You get to keep a lovely MADFest Tshirt too.

Contact: Caroline ([email protected]) or Heather (bar[email protected]).

Any more bloggers / videographers / photographers who want to cover the day contact Heather beforehand to secure a Tshirt, or just turn up on the day and roam around undercover.

On the day:

Think you’ve got talent? Share your musical, oratory or poetic skills on the Open Mic and let the audience decide.

Get hands-on with workshops from guests Keyphoto Impossible Instant Film and Canon Cameras as well as from our very own WESTPhoto.

Bring a small object to paint whilst learning the traditional Pakistani technique of Truck Art.

Get creative in The Drawing Room, communicate with Australian creatives in Artificial Paradise, and see/hear music/image collaborations at MADWorks and Collision.

Visit In-Between, find Small Volumes, and listen to The Washing Machine. And who knows what The Glass Class Society have in store in Last Minute II.

And much, much more besides…

We have lovely tote bags and goodies to give away to the first 200 visitors to MADFest, designed by MADFest design competition winner George Lewis-Jones.

Visit our Facebook page to find out more and to get in touch.

Follow us on Twitter: @westmadfest #westmadfest

Plan your day and download the full programme here.