Next Social
Thursday 27th February
6pm – Onwards

The Fortescue, Mutley Plain, PL4 6JQ

Next Event

Plymouth Design Forum in conjunction with G . F Smith presents… 

Studio.Build is an award-winning creative agency with an international reputation for creating strong visual narratives.
Tickets and more details to follow.

26th March 2020, 7:00 (doors at 6.30pm), Plymouth Gin Distillery, 60 Southside St, PL1 2LQ.


PDF is a monthly social event that brings the creative community together to discuss, debate and promote design thinking in Plymouth.


Generally, the last Thursday of every month. From 6.00pm until the chips go cold.

I’m interested


Venues with character.

Upcoming venues:

  • 27th February
    The Fortescue, 37 Mutley Plain, PL4 6JQ

  • 26th March
    The Refectory Bar, Plymouth Gin, PL1 2LQ

  • 30th April
    The Dolphin Hotel, The Barbican, PL1 2LS


Anyone who loves design and wants to connect with the wider Plymouth creative community is welcome.

Past Speakers


Anthony Burrill, Graphic artist, print-maker and designer – Anthony Burrill


Mark Jessett, Paper Consultant – G.F Smith
Ben Watkinson, Director of Sales – G.F Smith
Kassia St Clair, Author & Cultural Historian – Kassia St Clair
Hannah Sloggett, Co-director – Nudge Community Builders
Richard Baird, Designer & Author – BP&OLogo Archive
Sean Thomas, Executive Creative Director – Jones Knowles Ritchie
Emma Hewitt, Building Plymouth Skills Co-ordinator – Building Plymouth
Mr Bingo, Artist, Speaker and Twat – Mr Bingo


  • James Edgar co-founder
  • Darren Foley co-founder
  • Josh Fathers
  • Mark Jessett
  • Steve Prior
  • Dave Hallett
  • Nick Warren
  • Kate Arbon
  • Adam Holland
  • Owen Jones
  • Sue Lewry
  • Paul Bird
  • Steve Leard
  • Nick Dell ’Anno
  • Lewis Haddock
  • Jordon Hill
  • Dave Tetley
  • Miles Noble
  • Dave Hallett
  • Alan Qualtrough
  • Alex Rogers
  • Nick Halford
  • Jess Halford
  • Harry Richards
  • Calum Campbell-Coles
  • Gareth Tutt
  • Jacob Dodsworth
  • Nathan Gale
  • Amanda Duffin
  • James Brocklehurst
  • Shayne House
  • Sarah Smalldon
  • Vince Hadford
  • Peter Clayton
  • Melrose Noble
  • Tish England
  • Ben Walsh
  • Tara Ashe
  • Suzy Davies
  • Carly Rice
  • Tim Burley
  • Gary Meadowcroft
  • Levi Rees-Williams


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