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  • Accidental Theatre 2-13 Shaftesbury Square Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7EF United Kingdom (map)

Back for its 3rd year, HomeGrown is a Design Week favourite where we celebrate our local talent and hear from some of our region's most talented creatives.


TERRY is responsible for the design of some of Belfast’s favourite spaces such as Established Coffee, Town Square and the award-winning Yugo restaurant. What you might not be so familiar with is their evolution from a furniture manufacturer to a comprehensive design, make and fit-out service offering unique and lasting residential and commercial interiors across the UK and Ireland.

Come and hear about the power of design and repositioning in an evolving global market, and discover how they saved this 120-year-old family business.



Andrew is the creative director at the helm of Tandem – the Holywood-based company behind the award-winning ‘Man & Boy’ exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy.

With over 20 years working in design and interpretation, Andrew combines his love of museums and heritage with his experience in the creative industry to produce exhibitions and interpretation where the storytelling and visitor experience take precedence.

Andrew is an ardent believer in the power of design, and the value that interpretation can bring to local communities. Working for both public and private sector clients, Tandem’s previous projects in Belfast run the full gamut of history and scale; from exhibitions (Belfast Barge, Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House, Belfast Harbour Commissioners Heritage Room, Windsor Park Education & Heritage Centre) to signature visitor attractions (SS Nomadic & Hamilton Dock, Titanic Belfast) and public venues (Ulster Hall, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Waterfront, Titanic Hotel & Drawing Offices).



Rachel is a software specialist, CTO and founder of MedTech company, AppAttic. She was named as one of Innovate UK's Women in Innovation 2016 and has led AppAttic to be named as one of the Disrupt 100 “businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets” in 2017.

Rachel is a lapsed academic and University researcher who completed her PhD in Software Architecture and post-doc in connected health. Rachel's passion is innovation and using technology to solve simple everyday annoyances through to being an intergral part of solutions for complex medical conditions.

Rachel's natural curiosity and tendency to bend the rules has enabled her to produce software that works with today's healthcare system whilst provoking change for the better! The aim is to create a new model of healthcare where data is democratized and people are more actively involved in their healthcare.



Phillip McCrilly is an artist and curator working with food. Having previously worked in a number of Belfast-based arts organisation including Catalyst Arts and Golden Thread Gallery, he is the current recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Artist Career Enhancement Programme for Curatorial Practice (2016-17). Interested in the transgressive and interdisciplinary possibilities of food and hospitality, McCrilly’s research considers thinking around entrepreneurial startups and models of creative labour within contemporary curatorial practice. Previous food-based projects include 'Balearic Beets' at Framewerk, Belfast (August 2017), 'Dance Food', a temporary fermentation canteen with Fiona Hallinan at Project Arts Centre, as part of Dublin Dance Festival (May 2017), and 'Kombucha Bar', a collaborative fermentation bar as part of the exhibition 'Claw, Craw & the Devil', at Catalyst Arts (March 2016).