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Northern Xposure

1st – 3rd December 2017, McGrorys, Culdaff, Inishowen

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A new winter weekend festival of the creative industries, presented by the Donegal Local Enterprise Office Creative Coast Programme, Donegal Film Office, LYIT and Earagail Arts Festival.

The inaugural Northern Xposure weekend festival takes place in Culdaff, Inishowen, County Donegal from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017.


Northern Xposure is a weekend festival of the creative industries. Featuring panel discussions, talks and gigs by artists, innovators and industry leaders this 3 day event examines the creative connections between art and technology as well as exploring income generating opportunities for artists and creative entrepreneurs across a diversity of disciplines including fashion, music, film, animation and digital media.


Friday, 1st December

Hannah Peel plus support Great White Lies
Friday 9pm | Admission: €10 | Tickets

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Saturday, 2nd December

Connecting The Dots
Partnership, Innovation & Creative Community with Damian Dugdale (WDO)
Saturday 2pm | Admission: €5 | Tickets

Pitch and Sync
Playing your music in film, television and advertising with Daniel Cross (Record Play), Hannah Peel, Patrick Cloherty Sentric) & Mark Gordon (Score Draw Music)
Saturday 3pm | Admission: €5 | Tickets

May The Force Be With You
Navigating Resources, Budgets & The Funding Universe in Filmmaking with Declan Gibbons, Aideen Doherty, Johnny Gogan and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde
Saturday 4pm | Admission: €5 | Tickets

Saint Sister
Saturday 9pm | Admission: €10 | Tickets

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Sunday, 3rd December

Food For Thought
Identity, Brand or Personality with Rick Le Vert & Libby Carton (Kinnegar Brewing)
Sunday 1pm | Admission: €5 | Tickets

From MOM to MOMA
Contemporary Irish Fashion with Patricia Mc Crossan (Galway Now, Irish Fashion Innovation Awards), Thomas Mc Laughlin (Tadáis) and Edel Mac Bride
Sunday 2pm | Admission: €5 | Tickets

Animation, Illustration & Digital Media
An insight into the growth of the animation and digital illustration business in Ireland with Marianne Mc Sharry (Boulder Media), Nollaig Crombie and Mark Cullen
Sunday 3pm | Admission: €5 | Tickets

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More festival than conference the event will be a celebration of Irish artistic endeavour as well as providing a networking opportunity for collaborative sharing between artists / creative entrepreneurs.

The event will take place on an annual basis in different locations across County Donegal commencing in 2017 on Ireland’s northernmost and soon to be most famous peninsula, Inishowen. Hosted in the legendary Back Room at McGrorys of Culdaff, only minutes from some of the most amazing North Atlantic beaches, you’ll get to experience Donegal’s renowned hospitality, as well as award winning locally sourced cuisine and indigenous brews. Full details of the programme of events will be launched on from 1st November 2017.

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