Staging Places

Led by a named Regional Design Champion who will work in liaison with a Higher Education Institution and regional venue partner, the Hearts will deliver three activities – SOUPS, DINNERS and JELLIES that aim to strengthen and consolidate regional communities of design practice.

Find a SBTD Regional Heart near you.

Regional Heart:


Design Champion: David Shearing
Partners: Leeds Playhouse, University of Leeds

Regional Heart:


Design Champion: Claire Halleran
Partners: Dundee Rep and Edinburgh College of Art

Regional Heart:

South East

Design Champion: May Davies
Partners: Two Brewers, Chelmsford, Central School of Speech and Drama

Regional Heart:

East Midlands

Design Champion: Emma and Giuseppe Belli, Xristina Penna
Partners: National Centre for Craft and Design, Nottingham Trent University

Regional Heart:


Design Champion: Rebecca Wood
Partners: Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Regional Heart:


Design Champion: Andreas Skourtis and Kate Lane

Regional Heart:


Design Champion: Ruth Stringer
Partners: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama