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Spend the weekend with Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live, 2-10 May

What could be better for a proud homeowner looking for inspiration? A weekend spent listening to experiences of grand designers in talks hosted by the likes of George Clarke, Wayne Hemingway and Kevin McCloud.

Grand Designs Live London 2015

Whether you’re a proud homeowner looking for inspirational ideas or planning a build project of your own, make sure you visit the UK’s leading contemporary home show: Grand Designs Live London show at ExCel from 2-10 May.

Londonist highlights some of the main events this year:

  • Ask An Expert promises to offer specialist advice to aspiring developers and those undertaking a home improvement, to assist with getting their own Grand Designs project underway
  • For the eco-conscious visitor, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes will demonstrate show ambassador Kevin McCloud’s hand-picked selection of the most impressive eco-innovations and technologies
  • Launching this year is George Clarke’s Amazing Sheds. George’s sheds have been created in collaboration with master craftsman William Hardie and are based on some of the ideas seen on the Channel 4 show Amazing Spaces. Showcasing at Grand Designs Live is a unique modular design which will be put on sale to the public for the first time.
  • New for 2015, the Green House is an interactive walk through experience, showing the latest innovative gadgets and eco technology, as well as lighting designs and systems for the home
  • The Grand Designs Eco Trail will feature highlights of those exhibitors that have eco or sustainable build products, making it easier for visitors with an interest in eco-friendly innovations to find the products that matter to them. Grand Designs Live London
  • The Grand Kitchens will include a unique interactive cookery demonstration stage, a kitchen design semi
    nar stage and a private consultation area for visitors to receive expert advice on their kitchen projects (and don’t miss the cookalongs with top chefs!)
  • A new Grand Kitchens feature this year is the Miele Live Kitchen Seminar Stage, which will host a busy schedule of kitchen design talks including kitchen design, technology, trends, materials and more
  • The Garden Design Competition will see entrants submit a garden design based on ‘Encouraging Wildlife in Your Garden’, giving garden designers
    and landscapers a chance to showcase their skills
  • The Grand Village promises to showcase best-in-class innovation as seen on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, featuring eco homes by Natural Building Live and Easy Domes, plus offering hands-on activities for visitor
  • The Grand Theatre will host a ‘Meet the Grand DesignerGrand Designs Live London
    seminar each day, featuring celebrity hosts alongside a couple or
    family from the recent Grand Designs series. The Theatre will also feature topical debates with a range of guest speakers including: Kevin McCloud, George Clarke, Wayne Hemingway, Dan Hopwood, Sophie Robinson, Charlie Luxton, Lucy Hedges,Jo Hamilton and James Alexander Sinclair
  • This year visitors can visit the Grand Designs Live Interiors Theatre, which will host a series of talks regarding home decorating, and interior roomsets, for home inspiration.

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