"Inspire Creativity - Engage Enterprise"
7PM - 10PM - The Abbey Centre
Free Event - No Booking required
"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.
"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.
The Emerson Lecture
8.30PM - THEATRE 2 - THE ABBEY CENTRE
THE Design Workshops
11:00AM - 2:30pm - THE ABBEY CENTRE
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
#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.