C.P. Company’s CINQUANTA exhibition is taking place at Darwen Market!
As part of the British Textile Biennial, iconic Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company, is exhibiting designs from their fascinating history in Darwen Market’s repurposed basement car park. Exclusive designs from the collaboration between C.P. Company and adidas Spezial will also be revealed. This is especially noteworthy for Darwen, as Gary Aspden, the mastermind behind Spezial, is a born and bred Darrener.
adidas Spezial x C.P. Company artwork
We’re sure you will have noticed the impressive 40-foot-tall artwork of Luke Shaw donning a C.P. Company x adidas Spezial jacket, on the former Natwest bank building. It has certainly brightened up the previously dreary wall and, and it’s a fantastic tribute to the exhibition. The artwork was commissioned and paid for by adidas and is by artist, Peter Barber.
Supporting Nightsafe youth homelessness charity
CINQUANTA is taking place from Friday 1st to Sunday 10th October, and will be open 12pm – 8pm each day. Admission is free, but donations to Nightsafe youth homelessness charity are very welcome and much appreciated. We encourage you to book as soon as possible – book here.
An exciting time to be in Darwen
As a major component of the British textile industry and the birthplace of professional football, it feels fitting that this exciting event is taking place in our town, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors. The first weekend of CINQUANTA also coincides with Darwen Live, which further underlines Darwen’s rich creative scene. It’s set to be an unforgettable weekend in the town’s artistic history, and it’s certainly an exciting time to be in Darwen!