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With fascinating seminars and debates taking place at Grand Designs Live sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements throughout each day, it’s important that you know exactly where you need to be to avoid missing out. Theatre schedules for the Grand Interiors Theatre, Grand Theatre, Live Kitchen Experience and the brand new Market Lane Theatre coming soon.

Live Kitchen Experience sponsored by Miele
GRAND Theatre

    Marine Captain Jon White's life changed for ever when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan and lost three limbs. After viewing many uninspired specialist homes and considering awkward conversions, he and partner Becky realised their best option was to build a property themselves. The design is cutting-edge, with sleek glass walls, open-plan spaces and a dramatic wing-like roof, and the couple want there to be no noticeable adaptations.

    SPEAKERS: Jon and Becky White, Grand Designers
    CHAIR: Kevin McCloud


    Our unlikely resident techno-nerd Lucy Hedges gathers her favourite gadgets from The TechBox and puts them through their paces live on stage. Plus a report from the 3D Printed House in Holland. Now what was that robot's name again?

    SPEAKER: Lucy Hedges, former MultiMedia Editor, Stuff magazine
    CHAIR: Aidan Walker, Grand Theatre Programme Producer

  • 14:15 THE EDIBLE URBAN GARDEN Open or Close

    Mark Diacono, former head gardener at High Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage, now runs the UK's only climate change farm. Working with the show's 'Urban Allotment' feature, he presents a range of unlikely fruit and vegetables you can grow (with some luck!) in town or country, and regales us with tasty samples.

    SPEAKER: Mark Diacono, Founder and principal, Otter Farm
    CHAIR: Aidan Walker, Grand Theatre Programme Producer


    The National Self Build Association's Ted Stevens and Kevin McCloud present the short list and winners of the 'Self Build on A Shoestring Competition', in which entrants had to design a development of 20 homes on a typical urban site that can be built for less than £75,000 each.

    SPEAKERS: Kevin McCloud, Ted Stevens, Chair, National Self Build Association
    CHAIR: Aidan Walker, Grand Theatre Programme Producer

Grand Interiors Theatre
  • 11:00 House Doctor Open or Close

    Top Tips for Planning Your Build Project for Success

    If you are about to undertake a large renovation or build project, this session is for you! Learn from a specialist in this area what the costly mistakes are that you should be aware of and how to plan out the project ensuring you know exactly what you want and how small decisions in the planning upfront can affect the useability of the end result.

    SPEAKERS: House Doctor

  • 12:00 Rise Art Open or Close

    Buyers guide to art: Tips and tricks to finish your home in style

    Rise Art founder Scott Phillips provides visitors with a how-to guide for buying art for your home. From ideas on how to source artwork direct from degree shows, galleries and online websites, to tips on purchasing, framing and hanging your artwork, this talk is designed to simplify the buying experience and inspire visitors to get started collecting artwork on any budget!

    SPEAKER: Scott Phillips

  • 13:00 DULUX Open or Close

    Curated, Contemporary & Creative - Colour for the 21st Century

    Get some fresh insight into how to create the perfect home for the way you want to live with DULUX Creative Director Marianne Shillingford.

    SPEAKER: Marianne Shillingford

  • 14:00 Connect Intelligence Open or Close

    A look at the latest lighting design techniques and products.

    An insight into how light is one of the most powerful elements of Interior design. We will show why modern lighting technology is redefining the historical definition of how we light our homes.

    SPEAKER: Connect Intelligence

  • 15:00 APDO - Cory Cook Open or Close

    The 3 Essential Elements for an Organised Home

    If your home feels heavy or chaotic, take heart. Every home has the capacity to be a haven of calm and order by implementing 3 essential elements. Learn how to: Let go of clutter, organise logically for quick and easy access, implement routines for maintenance. Love your home again!

    SPEAKER: Cory Cook

  • 16:00 Winner of the British Home Awards Open or Close

    The winner of the British Home Awards discuss their winning project.

Market Lane Theatre

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