Here’s an interesting idea from the Building Centre:

*For a short period of time The Building Centre Trust is giving over its gallery to three working exhibits to allow designers, manufacturers, students of design and construction as well as those interested in careers to experience contemporary manufacturing techniques and craftsmanship through live demonstrations. *

Designers are encouraged to come and meet with some of the experts and practitioners and see how their own designs might be turned into constructed objects.

It’s running from 13th October to 7th November. I’m planning on taking a look.