Chance to expand your creative horizons at rescheduled Cork festival

Design Pop rescheduled to August 28-30.
Chance to expand your creative horizons at rescheduled Cork festival

As we stick to our 2km circuit, we are all dreamily making to-do lists of what we’ll prioritise after the crisis is over. Here’s a good one to top that agenda – Cork’s design and food festival Design Pop.

It had originally been scheduled for May but due to restrictions around the Covid-19 crisis, Design Pop will now take place from August 28-30.

The festival’s creative, Amy McKeogh, said: “In light of all that is happening with Covid-19, the Design Pop team has come to the decision to postpone the festival until August 28-30. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone participating in and attending the festival.”

Ms McKeogh added:

Developments for the festival have paused and not stopped, I feel very lucky that we are in a position where we can reschedule our festival to a later date. The silver lining is that we have more time to make DP 2020 as fantastic as possible.

So what can we look forward to when we explore the streets for the event?

Six top Irish designers are poised to create six pop-up installation structures which will go on display in various locations across the city over three days. Each designer is paired with a Cork-based food or drink producer to create a bespoke space which the public is invited to explore and interact with.

The 2019 edition saw designers Shane O’Driscoll, Alan Macilwraith, Fíor studios, Meitheal Architects, Conor Merriman, and Alex Pentex team up in tasty fashion with food specialists Banana Melon, Good Day Deli, All Full Up, My Goodness, Soma and Applebee Cakes.

As well as this exciting new design and food trail across the city, the festival also hosts a jam-packed programme of exhibitions, talks, and workshops, which will take place both within the designed structures and in more unusual spaces around Cork allowing artists, creatives, food stylists, producers, designers, and makers, to discuss and showcase their work processes.

See www.designpop.ie

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