Friday Evening

"Inspire Creativity - Engage Enterprise"

7PM - 10PM - The Abbey Centre
Free Event - No Booking required

 Mark Boyle 'The Moneyless Man' in conversation with Sean Perry It is with great pleasure that we welcome home Mark (Ozzy) Boyle. He will pull a big home crowd we're sure. 

 Mark Boyle 'The Moneyless Man' in conversation with Sean Perry
It is with great pleasure that we welcome home Mark (Ozzy) Boyle. He will pull a big home crowd we're sure. 

Wes Sewell 'VFX supervisor - SpinVfx' The creative lead behind Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Pirates Of the Caribbean and the new Point Break movie.

Wes Sewell 'VFX supervisor - SpinVfx'
The creative lead behind Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Pirates Of the Caribbean and the new Point Break movie.

TWBS - Glastonbury 2014 This band will certainly liven up the evening. Catch them for a set in the Abbey Centre and at the 'after gig' in The Bridgend Bar.

TWBS - Glastonbury 2014
This band will certainly liven up the evening. Catch them for a set in the Abbey Centre and at the 'after gig' in The Bridgend Bar.

Look forward to another highly creative moving image/animation response to William's poems. A firm favourite at #allingham.

Look forward to another highly creative moving image/animation response to William's poems. A firm favourite at #allingham.

"Creative Economy in the Northwest"

7PM - 10PM - THE ABBEY CENTRE

This year we are delighted to welcome a panel to discuss the current status and the future possibilities surrounding the growth of the creative economy in the northwest. The event has been sponsored by the Year Of Irish Design (ID2015) and Donegal Councils Community & Planning Dept. Allingham's 'Inspire Creativity/Engage Enterprise' event is fast becoming the 'go to' place to assist conversations/networking opportunities to encourage creative collaborations, voice opinion on positive routes forward and showcase know how and best practice in the northwest.   

Chair: Elaine McGee - BBC

Chair: Elaine McGee - BBC

The Year Of Irish Design

The Year Of Irish Design

LYIT President - Paul Hannigan

LYIT President - Paul Hannigan

Ulster Vice Chancellor - Paddy Nixon

Ulster Vice Chancellor - Paddy Nixon

Wes Sewell - Spin Vfx, Toronto

Wes Sewell - Spin Vfx, Toronto

VAI Chief Executive - Noel Kelly

VAI Chief Executive - Noel Kelly

Creative Economy NW Stakeholder

Creative Economy NW Stakeholder

Creative Economy NW Stakeholder

Creative Economy NW Stakeholder


FRIDAY Afternoon

"Inspire Creativity" Seminar

4PM - 6PM - THE ABBEY CENTRE
Free Event - No booking required

Following the success of last years series of short talks, we have another stellar lineup this year. With design and traditional craft practitioners speaking about their creative practice and visions, you will hear about projects such as the blacksmith/glass blower and his Islamic Art Gallery installation, to the potential of DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Donegal, as well as the projects and visions in jewellery, furniture making, culture tech, minecraft Edu and cybernetics & creativity. 

Jeweller - Seliena Coyle

Jeweller - Seliena Coyle

Minecraft Edu - Rachel McDermot

Minecraft Edu - Rachel McDermot

DUMBO in Donegal - Mark Cullen

DUMBO in Donegal - Mark Cullen

Furniture Designer - Hugo Thompson

Furniture Designer - Hugo Thompson

Cybernetics & Creativity - Anto Hutton

Cybernetics & Creativity - Anto Hutton

Blacksmith - Jonathan Ball

Blacksmith - Jonathan Ball

Design Collaboration - Padraic Lynch

Design Collaboration - Padraic Lynch


The Emerson Lecture

8.30PM - THEATRE 2 - THE ABBEY CENTRE

THE Design Workshops

11:00AM - 2:30pm - THE ABBEY CENTRE


FRIDAY Night

 

songwriting contest: live final 

dICEY REILLY'S BAR, 10PM, €5

Join us in Dicey's at 10pm for the LIVE FINAL of the Allingham Festival Songwriting Contest in which 12 finalists compete for the grand prize of €1000! The incredibly difficult task of choosing the winner will fall to our three judges Cathy Jordan, Ian Smith and Chanele Mc Guinness, with John Meehan acting as MC for the evening. 

 

 

#designatmagee Reunion and aftershow

10.30PM - LATE - THE BRIDGEND BAR

We welcome The Wood Burning Savages (Glastonbury 2014). They will play live at the Bridgend Bar on Nov 6th following the Friday evening events.

We welcome The Wood Burning Savages (Glastonbury 2014). They will play live at the Bridgend Bar on Nov 6th following the Friday evening events.

#designatmagee has been a key component in the development of the 'Inspire Creativity/Engage Enterprise' events at #allingham since 2011 (following the Backing Ballyshannon initiative). Due to the recent news that the course is being cut from the School Of Creative Arts & Technologies as part of the DEL funding cuts in NI, we feel its fitting to invite a gathering of the design students that have contributed to #allingham and those that have been students and staff on the course. W25+ #damalumni have already booked their accommodation for #allingham2015 and we are bringing down 50 current students and staff to celebrate their contribution to the festival. The doors are open to all festival goers and we would invite you to join with them at the Bridgend Bar following the Friday night events. They have grown to love the town and are looking forward returning.