#COVID-19: Clerkenwell Design Week postponed but ‘investment made by all parties into event is protected’

The UK’s leading independent design festival was to take place this May

Clerkenwell design week

Organisers of Clerkenwell Design Week have today announced that the event will be postponed until July 2020, in light of the global impact caused by COVID-19.


The event, the UK’s leading independent design festival, was to take place this May, but organisers have suggested that the health, safety and wellbeing of CDW’s visitors, exhibitors, clients and staff remains the number one priority.

In a press release issued by representatives of the event, it was noted that organisers are working ‘tirelessly’ to ensure that the investment made by all parties into this event is protected. It said:

‘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. All of the suppliers, venues and various stakeholders have collaborated to agree these new dates and to ensure that the event can take place.’


Lee Newton, CEO at Media 10, added: ‘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.’