Clerkenwell Design Week postponed

By Elspeth Pridham
March 19, 2020

In light of the global impact caused by COVID-19, Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed until 14 – 16 July.

As the UK’s leading independent design festival, this has not been a decision taken lightly, but the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, clients and staff is our number one priority,” a statement from the organisers says.

“We have been working tirelessly to ensure that the investment made by all parties into this event is protected. Agreement has been reached, following productive discussions with Islington Council, to ensure that the new date will deliver the much-loved festival without compromise, bringing an undeniable buzz and splash of pink to the streets of Clerkenwell this summer.” 

Suppliers, venues and various stakeholders have collaborated to agree the new date and to ensure that the event proceeds.

Lee Newton, chief executive officer at show organisers Media 10, said: “We will continue to consult with all relevant parties on a regular basis as we work towards delivering the best possible CDW this summer.

“The safety and wellbeing of all those involved is our priority and we are grateful for the support we have received from our exhibitors and partners in making this difficult decision. We believe that these new dates provide us with an opportunity to deliver what will be a very successful CDW in the height of British summer.”