The Liverpool Design Festival was launched in November 2009 as a new annual design and contemporary craft festival in Liverpool.
In 2009 the Festival incorporated, in its first year, over a dozen events in Liverpool city centre and wider Merseyside area and nearly 8000 people visited or participated in exhibitions, workshops, debates and talks and the Festival saw hundreds of designers from across the UK showcase their work.

The 2010 Festival, building on the success of the previous year’s events, celebrates and promotes quality design, encouraging an appreciation of craft and design by the widest possible audience, providing opportunities for participation, particularly by young people, in design and artistic appreciation whilst also supporting new and emerging practitioners.

The Liverpool Design Festival will run from the 18th November to 27th November 2010.