Belfast Design Week


Belfast Design Week designs stellar line-up for 2017

Belfast Design Week is set to return from Saturday 04 – Friday 10 November 2017 to celebrate the city’s creative design community at venues across Belfast.  The Festival programme will include a series of pop-ups, workshops, exhibitions and talks on the different areas of design including graphic design, product design, interiors, architecture, social entrepreneurship, and web development to name but a few.

Belfast Design Week will see over twenty events take place during the course of the week, with highlights including:

Fashion Tastemaking, Thursday 09 November: Indulge in an evening of fashion talks at Belfast wine library OX Cave. Guests will enjoy the company of leading Fashion and Retail Consultant and Chair of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers, Eddie Shanahan, Fashion Designer Niamh O’Neill, and top NI stylist Rebecca McKinney.

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HomeGrown, Wednesday 08 November: Designers from across Northern Ireland will come together in Accidental Theatre to tell their stories and offer up their views on the local design scene. Spearkers join us from AppAttic, Terry Design and Tandem Design.

25 Pop-up, Saturday 04 – Friday 10 November: This pop-up market will run at Indigo Coffee and Gelato, Stranmiliis on Saturday 04 – Sunday 05 November and then in The Dome in Victoria Square from Monday 06 – Friday 10 November and give shoppers the chance to browse and buy the wares of local designers with all items priced £25.00 and under.


Design Camp, Saturday 04 November: Belfast Design Week’s annual conference will get underway at the Ulster Museum and host a range of talks by international design-heads. Speakers include Carly Ayers from HARWAF studio in New York, Marino Esmeraldo from Barcelona, Keelin Coyle from WorkGroup Studio in Dublin, Kieran & Aidan from McGonigle McGrath Architects and Damien Cranney from Big Motive both Belfast based.

BDW Pop-Up Supper Club, Saturday 04 November: Join us for a culinary feast at Artcetra Studio provided by the superb The Edible Flower and venue styled by Grace & Saviour. We’re delighted to have Mark Reihill well known for his work with The World’s Best Bar, The Dead Rabbit, join us as our guest speaker.

BDW SC 1Christine James, co-founder of Belfast Design Week said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Belfast Design Week back for its third year. The event series has gone from strength to the strength but in 2017, our goal is to encourage members of the local community who are unfamiliar with design to get involved in this year’s Festival and experience how design can impact and improve their lives.”

For further information on the Belfast Design Week programme and to purchase tickets visit