For details of cultural and design related events happening in and around the city, please visit and Creative Dundee.

You will find details of all future UNESCO City of Design events on this page.

Dundee Design Parade


This year Dundee Design Festival embarks on an event like none other! The Dundee Design Parade is a celebration of the Year of Young People 2018 and of Dundee’s place in the global network of UNESCO Cities of Design.

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Dundee Design Festival 2017

Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design, host its second design festival from Wed 24 – Mon 29 May 2017.

Taking place at West Ward Works the festival programme includes a stimulating series of workshops, performances, exhibitions and talks.

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Design Festival Programme

Design is everything, and everything connects.

Dundee, the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design is hosting the first Dundee Design Festival from the 25th – 28th May 2016.

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2016 Events Programme

2016 will be the first full year of activity for the UNESCO City of Design Dundee programme.


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Letters of Support

Dundee received a number of letters of support from cities within the UNESCO Creative City Network.


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Andrea Blick’s speech – City of Design Launch

Lord Provost, Cabinet Secretary, Ladies and Gentlemen I take great pleasure in attending

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Fiona Hyslop’s speech – City of Design Launch

Dundee becomes the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.

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Launch Press Release

For immediate release: Tuesday 27 January 2015.

Three-day launch for Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design status

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Launch Programme

Dundee’s title as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design launched with three days of celebrations from 29 – 31 January 2015.

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