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Make:Believe Catalogue

Make Believe - UK Design for Performance, 2011-2015

Make/Believe : UK Design for Performance 2011 – 2015 is our latest full colour catalogue that accompanies the new national exhibition of the same name.

Including designers’ commentaries on their work, as well as drawings and photographs of designs, productions and spaces, SBTD catalogues are the only comprehensive record of performance design in the UK and are valued nationally and internationally because of the esteem in which our designers are held around the world. As well as the insight they give into the thinking and processes of contemporary UK designers and their collaborators, they provide a chronology of many designers’ careers and bodies of work.

At the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design they are considered a best seller and are used for reference in theatres and university theatre departments worldwide.

The catalogue features the work of over 150 set, costume, lighting and sound designers.

£23.00 for non-members (including UK P&P) / £20 for SBTD members (including UK P&P) / £30.00 for EU countries (including EU P&P)

Please select member / non-member UK Postage or EU postage

In recognition of our collaborations with sound and lighting designers, and of course, directors, we are offering the catalogue at membership rates for 3 months ( March – May 2015) to members of Association of Lighting Designers ( ALD), Association of Sound Designers ( ASD) and Stage Directors UK ( SDUK)

Please select ALD, ASD or SDUK Member

We have a series of combined special offers on previous exhibition catalogues

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