Date: Monday 28 November- Tuesday 29 November
Event: UCAS Design Your Future
Distance from Carlisle: 121 miles
Grillust™ Operative: Tony
Design Your Futures Fast Fact 1: over 6000 art students attended over two days
Design Your Futures Fast Fact 2: there is always a ton of free crap on offer - everything from the humble pen, badge and postcard through to bags, mouse mats and T-shirts.
Most annoying freebie of 2011: the promotional popcorn that was dropped by visitors on just about every stand at the show. University of Gloucestershire please note - popcorn should have NO place in the recruitment of students!
The event took place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, still known to everyone as the G-Mex...
The interior of the G-Mex is quite like our studio only a little smaller...
The calm before the storm; our welcoming stand and friendly staff.
The photo booth was a real hit, especially with the ladies.
Über Mancunian design supremo, Peter Saville casts an adoring eye over our student's work.
Tony (33) gave a talk on the Monday entitled 'How to Succeed' to these lovely people.
Fine Art 'Supremo' Professor Robert 'Prof' Williams (33) recovers from another heavy round of Fine Art course enquiries.
Ian Anderson from out of Jethro Tull was so excited he treated us to some of his greatest hits including the full version of Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play, nice...
Monday night - after a hard day's work, time for some liquid refreshment in Manchester's only pub with a 'wall of crisps'!