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Cheltenham Design Festival

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Cracking local festival

After the success of last year's inaugural festival, the organisers did another great job with a cracking line-up of speakers for the 2013 Cheltenham Design Festival. And amazingly, our CEO Oli Christie was invited along to do a talk. All by himself. And people had to pay to listen to him ramble on - all very strange. 

Anyway, this is what visitors were welcomed with when they came to the stunning Parabola Arts Centre...

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013

There's a Green Room!

Oli was then escorted to the speakers Green Room. This was a bit like on the Jonathan Ross TV show - without the booze, nice furniture and celebrities. But still, it was a Green Room.

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013

Into the Lion's Den

Then came the scary bit - seeing where you're speaking. The Parabola is a lovely venue "in the round" and it's got great acoustics and circular seating. This is how it looks before the doors were opened and the masses came in...

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013

Talk topic

And this is what they'd come to hear about. How Neon Play goes about making a game from a simple doodle to a finished, launched game on the App Store. And yes, they'd actually spent £12.00 to come and listen to Oli whitter on about this and that. And 100 people actually did this!

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013 - Oli Christie

Here's what it looked like from where the paying public were sitting. A room with a view.

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013

On stage

It was a really impressive set-up at the festival...

Oli Christie at the Cheltenham Design Festival

(Photo credit: CDF/Sean Delahay)

Goodbye the Yellow Inflatable Sofa

Here's Oli after the talk on the big yellow sofa. It was rather comfy apparently.

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013 - Oli Christie

Rent a quote

Oli Christie, CEO of Neon Play commented, "It's a great honour to be invited back to this fantastic Design Festival just down the road from our Cirencester studio in Cheltenham. It's really encouraging to see an internationally acclaimed design festival on our doorstep and it really helps demonstrate that Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds are a cool place to live and work."


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