11am-2pm: THE DESIGN WORKSHOPS, the Abbey Centre
4pm-6pm: 'INSPIRE CREATIVITY' SEMINAR, the Abbey Centre, FREE
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.
7pm-10pm: 'Engage Enterprise', the Abbey Centre, FREE
- including Wes Sewell, Mark Boyle, a panel discussion on the creative economy in the North West, and a live set by the Wood Burning Savages
8.30pm: the Emerson Lecture - Joe O'Loughlin, the Abbey Centre, FREE
Donegal Historical Society present the Emerson Lecture with Joe O’Loughlin: “The catchment area for Ballyshannon Technical College of which the late Louis Emerson was headmaster included South Donegal, North Leitrim and West Fermanagh. I have endeavoured in this talk to give a general history of the area over the centuries. I include several stories of interest that have not been previously published. Many students from the local towns who attended the ‘Tec owe their success in life and the skilled trades they acquired under the leadership of Louis Emerson. On behalf of former students I wish to acknowledge the important part he played in their lives.”
10.00pm: Songwriting Contest - Live Final - Dicey Reilly's Bar, €5
12 finalists compete for the grand prize of €1000, with MC John Meehan and judges Cathy Jordan, Ian Smith and Chanele Mc Guinness.
10.30pm: Wood Burning Savages/designatmagee reunion, the Bridgend Bar, FREE. All Welcome!