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Fringe: Breathe #1
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fringe: Breathe #1

We're trying out a new format for presentations as part of Design Week. Tired of the rigid formula of 20 slides for 20 seconds or 18 for 10 seconds or whatever the latest thing is we're going to try something new... and a bit more complicated.

Eight Vault Artists are going to do six minute presentations with the following slide times...
6 slides for 10 seconds each
6 slides for 20 seconds each
3 slides for 30 seconds each
1 Blank slide when the presenter is required to pause for 10 seconds
Then finish with 8 slides for 10 seconds each.

We have a theory that these timing my lead to more engaging presentations... but there's one way to find out.

Speakers include Eoin McGinn (Emic), Helen Gomes, John Baucher, Gemma Mae Halligan, Emily McDonagh, Adam Turkington and more to be announced.

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FRINGE: Older Coders
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

FRINGE: Older Coders

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Design a computer game!

Introduction to GameMaker for over 55’s.

Learn how to use this free cross platform game making engine in a relaxed, no pressure environment. Learn how to create your own games and interactive animations, using found images or your own artwork. A fun, hands on class designed specifically for those with little or no experience with programming. 


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FRINGE: 25 Pop-up Victoria Square
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

FRINGE: 25 Pop-up Victoria Square

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25 is a design-led pop-up store retailing design-led products by NI designers priced at £25 or less. 25 will open its doors to the public for two days only during BDW18 on Sat 10th at Blick Shared Studios Malone & Sun 11th November from 1-5pm in Victoria Square Belfast.
Come along to support our local designers and independent businesses and to find the perfect design led gifts and goods from local suppliers all for £25 or less.

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Fringe: Colouring Outside The Lines
Nov
11
12:30 PM12:30

Fringe: Colouring Outside The Lines

Draw your way out of your thoughts!
You are encouraged to explore and observe your feelings through the creative process of making art, have fun and relax.
Make the time to take the time for yourself! Learn to calm the mind through the art of ‘Zentangles' an artistic active meditation.
Develop the Creative Mindset, explore self expression and let the ideas flow.
No previous art experience required, there are no limitations and no rules in creativity. All Materials will be provided.

Facilitated by Star Jump Create (http://www.starjumpcreate.com/)

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Conversation Café: SMEs Staying Competitive in Today’s Economy
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Conversation Café: SMEs Staying Competitive in Today’s Economy

Join us for a coffee and conversation about staying competitive in today’s economy. The business world has never been so difficult. Share your thinking and learn about various approaches that can help businesses remain relevant to customers.

This session is open to SMEs but will be of interest to many.

This event is free but booking is essential - to book your place drop an email to, info@coffeenosugar.co.uk & tell us the name of your business and what you would like discussed.

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Deloitte Designers of the future (Design Workshops for Children)
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Deloitte Designers of the future (Design Workshops for Children)

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An exciting design day of free workshops for designers of the future. Workshops will cover a variety of topics to give a taste of the vast array of areas covered by design. Kindly supported by Deloitte Digital


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Children these days are taught in schools how to read, write, add and subtract numbers and ultimately, score well in exams. But are we teaching them the skills that the world will demand of them when they begin their future careers? 

Design Club is an interactive workshop that seeks to teach young people Design Thinking as a life skill. What is design thinking? It’s a proven mindset that businesses around the world are embracing to truly position themselves at the cutting-edge of their industries, whereby their people have the tools to be creative and deliver on their ideas. Design is no longer about who can draw or colour in. It’s about creative thinking, analysis, ideation and articulation, and most importantly empathy. Empathy for the people you are designing for.

Through the lens of building a mobile App, we will teach kids these tools; such as planning, sketching, prototyping, testing and iteration. Skills that they can take through their school days and into employment, setting them apart from their peers as they innovate to succeed.

Parents are encouraged to stick around and get involved, you never know what you might learn too.

At Deloitte, we are focused on the future now. We are working to imagine what the future of work looks like, what kind of skills we will need and how we will all be future-ready to embrace it. 

A smartphone will be required for these workshops with Marvel prototype installed in advance from the App store/ Google Play.

Session 1

Time: 10.00 - 11.00am

Venue: Ulster Museum

Session 2 SOLD OUT

Time: 11.30 - 12.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Come and enjoy a morning of play and learning. A fun filled family workshop of play, creative art activities and sensory experiences (dress for mess).

Time: 10.00 - 11.00am

Venue: Ulster Museum

SOLD OUT (join waiting list below)


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Every year the Unicode Consortium decides on additional emojis to join the current batch. Anyone can submit a proposal for an emoji character, could your idea be accepted next year?
Students will work in groups to create/develop a new emoji to added to 2019 list. They will guided through the process using design thinking strategies, and will learn about how to visually create represent their emoji, by one of MakeMatic's animators. Facilitated by Tara Walsh and Claire Bethell Makematic.

About Claire and Tara: Claire Bethell is the Motion Graphics Artist at MakeMatic. She has experience in graphic design and a passion for illustration. Tara is the Senior Learning Designer at MakeMatic. She has worked internationally in secondary and higher education, and corporate training for over 15 years.

Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Illustration is a great way of communicating ideas - big and small. It's a way of telling stories, of enhancing products, creating characters and can be used in a wide variety of ways. Get a flavour of illustration through this special workshop with author and illustrator Clive McFarland. You'll be able to learn how to create your own characters and illustrations using cut out paper illustration techniques.

About Clive: Clive McFarland is an author and illustrator of children’s picture-books. He grew up in Co. Tyrone before studying art in Derry and Liverpool. He has twice been shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards, and worked with publishers including HarperCollins, Templar and Penguin US.

Session 1

Time: 12.00 - 1.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

Session 2 SOLD OUT

Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Have you ever wondered how computers work? It's not as hard as you think: we can talk to them, just not the way we talk to other people. In this workshop, we're scrapping the motherboards for scraps of paper. Experience being a robot for an hour so you can learn how complex tasks are performed with simple instructions! All materials used will be recycled waste.

Facilitated by: Women Who Code Belfast & Farset Labs

About Women Who Code Belfast: Women Who Code is a non-profit organisation aimed to inspire women to excel in technology careers. Since 2013 we have gained almost 1,000 members in Belfast. We hold monthly events ranging from tech talks, coding workshops to networking socials. One of our main goals is to develop the next generation of tech leaders, starting with getting children fascinated about IT. Find out more at https://www.womenwhocode.com

About Farset Labs: Farset Labs is a community funded and volunteer operated charity, opened in 2012 as a place for creativity and technological tinkering. We’re open to everyone, no matter what you want to do, and we welcome people from all walks of life to use our space, come to our events, and get involved with the maker community in Northern Ireland. Visit farsetlabs.org.uk or email outreach@farsetlabs.org.uk for more information about events for children.

All materials will be provided.

Time: 1.30 - 3.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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An exciting design day of free workshops for girl designers of the future. Workshops will cover a variety of topics to give a taste of the vast array of areas covered by design. These sessions are organised by Womenfolk and supported by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry.


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Just for girls in this workshop we’re going to work together to design, make the graphics, and produce the sound effects for a new totally unique game. You’ll be given an introduction to GameMaker, a free and easy to use cross-platform programme, and learn some of the basics of coding for games. This is going to be some hands on practical fun and the finished game will be made available online shortly after the workshop. No previous experience necessary.

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so is just for girls aged 8 - 12 years

Time: 11.30 - 1.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

SOLD OUT (join waiting list below)


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This workshop will focus on book design and storytelling. There will be a brief introduction to the different stages of book making. This will include brainstorming ideas, storyboarding, weaving text and images together, dummy book making and the process of working on a final book itself. The workshop will have a particular focus on storyboarding; a fun and vital part of the design process behind creating a book. You will then have the choice of either taking these designs through to a mocked up book or generating a sample piece of artwork.

With Future Heritage being the theme of Belfast Design Week this year and it being the European Year of Cultural Heritage, who better to design our future than the next generation?

About Gemma: Gemma is an illustrator/author from the Causeway Coast. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2011 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration. She also graduated with her first authored and illustrated picture book deal after visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, London Book Fair and New York during her final year of study. Her books have now been published globally and been nominated for numerous awards, such as the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, Dundee Picture Book Award and Coventry Inspiration Book Awards.

She originally specialised in writing and illustrating children’s books, but has been actively broadening the scope of her portfolio in recent years. Her Causeway Coast roots have always been of huge inspiration in terms of mark making, colour and the natural theme within her work and she’s currently finishing a large body of work based on the theme, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Lottery Funds. Gemma is also working on several new book ideas, running her own print business and is currently a judge in the Tourism Northern Ireland Young Travel Writers Competition.  

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so is just for girls aged 10 - 14 years

Time: 1.30 - 3.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

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This mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy is a great introduction for children to the colourful world of stop motion animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Your child will learn to use special iPad apps and they will receive a copy of their film at the end of the session! 

Facilitated  by  Cando Academy www.candoacademy.com

About Cando Academy: Joel Simon is a practising animator, current director of Hola Lola Animations and previously the founder of Flickerpix Animations.

He has over twenty years experience working in the animation industry and has worked with clients including CBBC, Comic Relief, Sesame Street and Channel 4. 

Joel has been delivering animation and storyboarding workshops for years, working with Cinemagic, Nerve Belfast, NVTV and a range of Art centres across Northern Ireland. 

Joel enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for animation with kids and seeing them develop new skills.

Jenny Simon is an experienced Art and Moving Image Arts teacher who has worked on a broad range of projects within the Education and Community Arts sectors. Jenny began exploring animation nearly two decades ago during her first teaching job as a way of engaging teenage boys who were loosing interest in Art.

Since then she has facilitated animation and digital photo manipulation workshops for a range of clients including Belfast City council, Cinemagic, Titanic Belfast, CCEA and NVTV. 

Jenny says ‘I enjoy working out how to engage and encourage participants, how to find the right style of animation for them and working to enable them to communicate an idea or express a feeling’.

Together Jenny and Joel have three children, it is through the experience of battling screen time allowances with their children that the idea of Can Do Academy was born...

Jenny and Joel believe in using iPad time to creatively stretch the minds of young people, using iPads to develop new skills and get the brain working. 

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so it is just for girls aged 7 - 12 years.

Time: 3.00 - 5.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

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Let’s build Belfast out of cardboard boxes and a range of other exciting materials. What would you add to make the city better, what might you take away? Together we will envisage a new Belfast and create a 3D representation of this city using cardboard and other exciting materials.

Facilitated by: Thread & Ink Collective

About Thread & Ink Collective: Thread&Ink Collective are a group of local artists, designers and illustrators who will be using their skills to assist children in the making of their dream spaces/buildings.

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so is just for girls aged 8 - 12 years

Time: 3.30 - 5.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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A speed branding workshop where you can design a brand identity.

1. Create your design for a new business (café, make up, fashion brand, let your imagination go crazy…)

2. Transfer your design onto a white T or a tote with permanent markers

3. Take it away. (and post your designs online)

Facilitated by She Said Design

About She Said Design: A design and branding studio created out of a passion for honest, thoughtful design.

Time: 3.30 - 5.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Fringe: Vinyasa for Creatives
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Fringe: Vinyasa for Creatives

All that creative thinking can be quite exhausting. Join us for a relaxing vinyasa practice to help reinvigorate your body and mind.

A strong practise followed by a friendly cup of tea, the perfect antidote to a busy week. 

This session is open to practitioners of all levels and is offered at a special BDW drop in rate of £5 but booking is essential.

To book your place drop us a message via Facebook(@ytbelfast) tell us your name, the name of your business and your email address.

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FRINGE: On the Head - Function and Form
Nov
6
to Nov 11

FRINGE: On the Head - Function and Form

Come and see a display of millinery paraphernalia and parts, photographs and illustrations.

Fashion Photographer Trazanne McCready and Fashion Illustrator Gillian Monaghan will present views of my millinery work in their own styles, alongside examples of Graínne Maher’s pieces. 

The show will run throughout the week with a special event on Saturday from 2-5 pm.

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FRINGE: Rebranded: The Refugees Welcome T-shirt Challenge Exhibition
Nov
6
to Nov 30

FRINGE: Rebranded: The Refugees Welcome T-shirt Challenge Exhibition

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A year ago, Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland joined forces with Belfast Design Week for the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge.


The brief for up-and-coming designers - to design t-shirts that communicated messages of welcome and inclusion.

See the results at BDW18 - with those chosen for print displayed in the Black Box’s Green Room from 6-30 November 2018.

About Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland

Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, volunteer-led organisation that aims to make refugees and aslyum seekers welcome in Northern Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduce hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live.

To find out more about what we do visit: http://refugees-welcomeni.co.uk/, email: rwnorthernireland@gmail.com, Facebook: refugeeswelcomeni

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Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition

Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District, Blick Studios, coffeenosugar service design agency and PLACE Built Environment Centre, has been running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates. On the run up to Belfast Design Week young designers from across Northern Ireland have been working as teams to develop concept proposals for the spaces between the buildings within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (CQ BID).

This unique urban design challenge has asked entrants to create a concept that will make the area an inviting, welcoming and attractive space for events, activities, working, studying or living in the area. With the winning concept winning £1000

Pop along to PLACE throughout Belfast Design Week between 10am and 5pm to view the final design concepts


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FRINGE: Womenfolk Design Exhibition
Nov
6
to Nov 13

FRINGE: Womenfolk Design Exhibition

Launching as part of Belfast Design Week on 6th November and finishing on International Women’s Day 8th March 2019 this exhibition will be a celebration of Belfast’s female design talent. The exhibition will launch in CastleCourt as part of Belfast Design Week and will be on display throughout Design Week from 6th - 13th November 2018 .

A storefront exhibition of Belfast Female Design Talent, celebrating our past heritage and promoting our current industry through imagery, illustration and story-telling. This exhibition will showcase and celebrate Belfast’s design heritage and talent and educate the general public on female designers, opportunities and information on the design industry. The design industry is diverse and is currently the fastest growing creative industry sector, offering many future job opportunities and the chance for Belfast to reinvent itself as a city of creativity and innovation.

This exhibition is a project by Blick Shared Studios and is supported by Belfast City Council as part of a broader Womenfolk project featuring events and workshops and online activity to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry. Venue for the exhibition during Design Week is supported by CastleCourt

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Nov
11
9:00 PM21:00

Afterparty

AFTERPARTY

LET'S DANCE OUR SOCKS OFF.

Join us as we wrap up Belfast Design Week at one of Belfast’s newest and swankiest venues - The Marcus Ward.  With gorgeous type and print inspired design throughout, the Marcus Ward pays homage to internationally renowned Belfast based printing firm Marcus Ward & Co. based on the same site in the 1800s. Let's sip on our Wes-Anderson inspired cocktails and party the night away! 

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Design Film Night: The Grand Budapest Hotel (with special guest Annie Atkins)

£15 Students & £20 General admission

DESIGN FILM NIGHT: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Join us as Belfast Design Week brings Wes Anderson’s masterpiece 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' back to the big screen for one night only with very special guest Annie Atkins

Lead Designer on the film Annie Atkins will join us for a very special talk on her work with Wes Anderson on the film. From the Mendl’s packaging, to the intricate Telegrams, to the patterns of the carpets, Annie will take us through the behind-the-screens process of creating props for film. Annie will also give some insight on her other works including Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’. A great night for Wes Anderson fans, design enthusiasts and those wishing to break into the industry.

We really encourage you to come dressed as your favourite Wes Anderson character! Prize for best costume!


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              SCHEDULE

5—6pm Welcome Reception

6—7pm Annie Atkins Talk

7—9pm The Grand Budapest Hotel

9—Late The After Party @The Marcus Ward

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Tickets are limited so book early. Each guest will receive a keepsake ticket designed by Co.Lab.

Strictly ages 15+

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A little bit of info on Annie Atkins:

Born in Snowdonia in rural North Wales, Annie Atkins spent four years working in advertising in Iceland before making the leap in to film design in Dublin, Ireland, which is now her home.

Annie cut her teeth in filmmaking when she joined the crew of the historical drama The Tudors. She began to specialise in the creation of antique graphic props for the actors to use on set, and went on to make stained glass, royal scrolls, telegrams, vintage cigarette packaging, book covers, signage, and calligraphic documents for all kinds of period filmmaking. Annie was just finishing work on the Oscar-nominated animation The Boxtrolls when she got a call from Wes Anderson about ‘a movie set in a fictitious European country between the Wars’. She then spent the winter on the German-Polish border as the lead graphic designer on The Grand Budapest Hotel, gaining critical acclaim for her work from journals such as The Creative Review and Michael Bierut at Pentagram.

Annie now works from her studio in Dublin, where she has created graphics for Spielberg’s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies as well as Ang Lee’s upcoming feature Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Her studio is now also open for workshops, where she teaches commercial graphic designers and graduates how to translate their skills to filmmaking. 

Read more about Annie on her site: www.annieatkins.com

Annie's thoughts of working with Wes Anderson:

"Wes Anderson is the most experimental and hands-on director I’ve ever worked with, and I worked closely with him and his production designer Adam Stockhausen every day. The whole job was an incredible rollercoaster from the moment I got the first call from the producers, to the winter I spent with the cast and crew in the fictional Empire of Zubrowka, to the day I sat down in the cinema to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel for the first time. I doubt I’ll work on a more beloved film that pays so much attention to graphic design again in my lifetime, so not a day goes by when I don’t thank my lucky stars (and Wes and Adam!) for that opportunity."

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Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Crafting Collaborations *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

CRAFTING COLLABORATIONS *SOLD OUT*

GOING GLOBAL AND WHAT IT TAKES.

In association with Craft NI and Blick Studios, Tactility Factory joins Belfast Design Week over beer and pizza to explore innovation through collaboration and the practicalities behind an internationally renowned creative business. Innovative and award-winning company Tactility Factory was founded through the collaborative practice of Trish Belford and Ruth Morrow. 

 

 

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Nov
11
8:00 AM08:00

Designer Breakfast

  • The Thinking Cup Cafe / The Book Reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free admission

DESIGNER BREAKFAST

BUSINESS TIPS FOR DESIGNERS.

Learn how to protect your ideas with Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors’ networking breakfast.  Over coffee and croissants, speakers and delegates will discuss the importance of Intellectual Property for designers from all backgrounds.

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