As you know 2015 marks the Year of Irish Design, an all-island initiative aimed at showcasing design and designers both at home and internationally. ID2015 is a job creation journey exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design and designers through events and activities on the island of Ireland and internationally.
Sligo is set to host its very first Design Week (October 31st – November 6th) as part of the calendar of events. Talented designers living in the West and North West of Ireland will have the opportunity to showcase their skills as part of Sligo Design Week 2015. As a champion of local talent I find these creative entrepreneurs so inspiring as they shape their own future. Denise Rushe of Starling, who pitched for the project and secured funding for Sligo’s first Design Week said: ‘it will feature a weeklong celebration of Sligo’s Design Community. There will be Design Talks, Film Screenings, Exhibitions, Workshops and Pop Up Events across Sligo town and county.’
Earlier this year I wrote an article on ID2015 and Sligo Design Week. Read my article in full here.
It’s going to be really really great. I can’t wait to make the very most of this week and I’m going to try my best to get to as many exhibitions, talks and workshops as possible. I would encourage you to do the same. We are so privileged to have this showcase on our doorstep! What interests me most are the following: Fresh Talent Exhibition, Noelle Healy’s 5×5, Handbags at Dawn, Social Media Workshop, Live Art & Beats and of course Space To Grow’s Floral Crown Workshop.
See the full list of events on offer here.
I’m really thrilled to be part of the line up! You can join me on Tuesday 3rd November at 7:30pm-9pm for an evening of refashioning, jewellery making and upcycling. It’s at Sweet Beat Café. Read more here. It’s FREE, but places are limited and are filling fast so register here to avoid disappointment. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. All materials are supplied. It’s just about taking some time out to get inventive and indulge in a bit of DIY to customise your own clothing and create your very own bespoke fashion accessories. Feel free to bring along a tired old garment and a friend for a catch up!
We look forward to seeing you so we can reimagine, recreate and refashion.
Thanks for reading.