RE:IMAGINE pop up shop opens its doors for business

There was a fantastic turnout on Friday evening for the launch of the RE:IMAGINE pop up shop, which is now open in Foyleside Shopping Centre.

By Claire Cartmill
Monday, 7th March 2022, 4:00 pm
The Mayor Alderman Graham Warke pictured with designers makers, as he offically opened the RE:Imagine pop up shop on Level 3 in Foyleside Shopping Centre
The Mayor Alderman Graham Warke pictured with designers makers, as he offically opened the RE:Imagine pop up shop on Level 3 in Foyleside Shopping Centre

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, was joined by the team of talented local designers and makers who will be showing their work at the new premises until June.

The successful brands were selected by a panel of judges during a Dragon’s Den style pitching event, and the winners will all enjoy a wide package of business support, as well as the opportunity to profile their products in a prime retail location over the coming months.

The scheme is organised by Council, working in conjunction with The Fashion & Textile Design Centre (FTDC) in Londonderry and BID in Strabane.

Joanne Doherty at the opening of the RE:Imagine pop up shop in Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown

The initiative is part of the new Start Up Accelerator Programme being rolled out by the Council, Enterprise NW and Strabane Enterprise Agency, with £240,000 secured to assist individuals who have participated in the Go For It Programme, to develop business ideas and skills.

The programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

You can find out more about the programme here www.derrystrabane.com/Start-Up-Accelerator?

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Designer maker Shannon McCafferty at the opening of the RE:Imagine pop up shop in Foyleside Shopping Centre

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Leah Radcliffe at the opening of the RE:Imagine pop up shop in Foyleside Shopping Centre

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