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Due to increasing restrictions around the Covid-19 crisis, Cork’s trendy design and food festival, Design Pop, originally due to happen in May, has made the decision to postpone their event until 28-30th August 2020.

Design Pop brings together six top Irish designers 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 are 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 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.

Creative Director of the Festival, Amy McKeogh, commented:

“In light of all that is happening with COVID-19, the Design Pop team has come to the decision to postpone the festival until 28th - 30th of August 2020. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone participating in and attending the festival. 

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.”