Friday 11 September 2015 -
19:00 to 21:00
Kazakh Museum of Folk Musical Instruments

The renowned British designer Gareth Neal will be giving a public talk on 11 September in Almaty as part of the British Design Days project. Gareth will also hold master classes for Kazakhstani designers working in the field of industrial design.

The theme of the lecture will be ‘Locality. People. Process. Creating a sense.’ During his speech, Gareth and the local designers will try to answer such questions as  ‘what is a local design?’ and ‘how to create a Kazakh chair?’

Location: Kazakh Museum of Folk Musical Instruments (Zenkov str., 24a, corner of Gogol str.)

Start: 19:00

Due to the limited number of seats prior registration is required. To register for the event, please send your name and contact details to this e-mail address, using the subject line ‘British Design Days’.

Update: registration is closed.

There will also be master classes for professionals in the field of industrial design on 12 - 14 September.

About Gareth Neal

Gareth Neal has a unique approach to design, through material inventiveness, curiosity, and reinterpretation; he has helped to shape a new era within the context of design and craft. His work takes in a broad spectrum from individual pieces for the international collectors market to bespoke commissions for private clients and the design of production pieces for industry.

Gareth’s work has been sold and exhibited internationally at such venues as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Art & Design in New York. For more information about Gareth Neal you can visit his website

The British Council in collaboration with Chevron and business incubator MOST supported by the GREAT Britain campaign presents a series of workshops entitled ‘British Design Days’ aimed at developing the skills of emerging Kazakhstani fashion and industrial designers and young professionals engaged in the production process of the sector. The programme ‘British Design Days’ is part of the business incubator MOST’s ‘School of Creative Entrepreneurs’.

For more information about the programme, please visit the website: