First Up: Creative entrepreneurs on breaking through
A series of lunchtime talks from the creative minds at the forefront of Irish culture, science and the arts.
The unique individuals featured in the First Up series believed in an idea and did everything possible to make that idea work. They invested in their own talent and creativity in order to create a career or lifestyle suited to their vision and personal aspirations.
The speakers will tell their own stories from the beginning, how they developed their ideas and will share their plans for the future.
Passionate about Irish fabrics, Aoibheann MacNamara and Triona Lillis founded The Tweed Project. Noticing a lack of contemporary design in the market, they collaborated to create a clothing collection that uses selected cuts of premium Donegal tweed and Irish linen to suit a modern sensibility. Operating from a small atelier in Galway, The Tweed Project is part of The Slow Fashion movement, where fabric, time and craft take priority over trends and fast consumer culture, and each piece is created to last a lifetime.
You can see the full line up of speakers here.
First Up is a collaboration based at Trinity College Dublin between Science Gallery Dublin and Trinity Long Room Hub.