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FRINGE: Share 6: Heritage - SOLD OUT
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

FRINGE: Share 6: Heritage - SOLD OUT

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Northern Ireland has a rich heritage, that has impacted us in many different ways, from culture and society to our economy and built environment. At this Share 6 event as part of Belfast Design Week we will be asking our speakers to speak on the theme Heritage. They will discuss how Northern Ireland’s past heritage has affected and inspired their journey so far, their hopes and ambitions for their own future and the future heritage of Northern Ireland.


Speaker Number 1: Chris Millar – The Holding Project

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The Holding Project is a social enterprise aiming to subvert the traditional private housing rental model. We’re aiming to bring high quality, affordable micro-housing for young people to Belfast as a stepping stone to formal housing. My role is as Designer & Co-Founder along with my Co-Founders Dearbhaile Heaney and Sean Cullen. I’m currently finishing my Master of Architecture at QUB and as a designer I’m very interested in the the architects role as storyteller and problem solver. Starting THP has allowed us to explore many different facets of both the design process and the business world & we’re hugely enjoying the process so far.

The Holding Project

Speaker Number 2: Marianne Kennerley – Boom! Studios

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Marianne Kennerley is the co-founder and director of Boom! Studios, Bangor.
In December 2014 a small group of artists & designers took the leap and took  the keys for a redundant, empty space in Bangor Town Centre.
Boom! Studios is Bangor’s creative hub providing 20 workspaces and giving headspace to the local creative industry. Marianne believes that creativity and creative enterprise has a firm role to play in  the re-thinking of the town centre as we move away from retail spaces.
“Bangor is my town so I have a vested interest.”
Marianne is a artist and designer with a passion for creating social impact. Following an education and career in the Fashion and Clothing Industry, she returned to education looking for that “something else”. Since graduating from the Ulster University with a Masters in Multi-Disciplinary Design and an Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Investment for the Third Sector she has been developing her own creative enterprise – Boom! Studios, a vibrant, creative hub in Bangor Town Centre.

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Speaker Number 3: Shane Quinn – Successful Belfast

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Shane Quinn is Founder of Successful Belfast, which challenges Belfast to think in a different way about civic involvement. Launched in October 2016, Successful Belfast develops ways to deliver the active change that ensures Belfast becomes a confident, ambitious, prosperous, and distinctive city. Shane is also Development Manager of Belfast Buildings Trust where he leads on community engagement projects and communications, including the creation of the World Premiere of The Belfast Opera and the annual Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition. His current projects include the regeneration of Carlisle Memorial Church, involvement in a cross-sectoral civic partnership to secure Belfast’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music, and involvement on creating and delivering the work of the newly established North Belfast Heritage Cluster.

Shane was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Young People in Northern Ireland in 2014 and was a 2017 Winston Churchill Fellow, exploring civic and cultural regeneration in the US and Colombia.

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Speaker Number 4: Simon Worthington – Turf and Grain

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Simon Worthington is the Editor of Belfast-based independent magazine Turf & Grain. They work with some of our island’s most exciting writers and photographers, the aim of their project is to recount the stories, experiences and ideas of the people of Ireland. Focusing on various themes they hope to take the pulse of the mood on our island, and to showcase just how great Ireland is as a place to call home in this exciting cultural moment.


Speaker Number 5: Danielle Morgan – Flax Fox

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Danielle Morgan is the Founder of Flax Fox, she is an artist and illustrator living in Northern Ireland who likes to sketch local landmarks and buildings. Her sketches can be found on many things – from tea towels and bags to shirts and cards. She also creates original artwork, prints and mugs. Danielle sells her work in St. Georges Market, Belfast each weekend and sold a tea towel to the Queen when she visited in 2014!


Speaker Number 6: Peter Purcell – From Home

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Peter Purcell is the founder of From Home, an apparel social enterprise, showcasing the work of artists and designers from Ireland while paying back to charities that protect the island’s environment. During the day he works for Smarts Communicate, a creative marketing agency.

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FRINGE: Are You Adult?
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

FRINGE: Are You Adult?

This talk will give the audience an insight into the thinking and process behind ‘Are You Adult?’, the eighth book in an occasional series published by Whitenoise.

Why would a design studio go to all the hassle and expense of producing an art book with no commercial value or purpose? Join us and find out what drives us to create and dedicate so much of our time and energy to ‘Adult’ and its predecessors. We explain the creative process, look at the numbers and examine how a project like ‘Adult’ impacts and energises our studio team.

A talk with video and animation. 40 minutes approx.

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Design Skills : Branding - SOLD OUT
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30
6th

Design Skills : Branding - SOLD OUT

Design Skills is our series of masterclasses from some of the leading design agencies around Belfast.

Come along and hear from Mammoth, a leading Belfast-based brand consultancy. From the surroundings of their studio, they’ll chat you through some recent projects and give you insights into how they’ve created impactful brands and campaigns for clients such as Queen’s University and Victoria Square. This workshop will be facilitated by some of Mammoth’s key personnel, including both senior and junior brand designers. We hope everyone attending will leave energised by the creative work being developed here in Belfast and there will even be some handy hints and tips to help you on your own design career.

Mammoth is a leading brand consultancy based in Belfast and Dublin. Brand engagement underpins everything they do for their clients, building positive connections with their audience, no matter what way they communicate.

Mammoth make things simple, clear and uncomplicated. They are straightforward, direct and say what they think. Their approach is first to understand organisations and the challenges they face and then to work with them to create a solution that differentiates their brand and sets them apart from others.

*This event is now fully booked! A waiting list is available in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

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Design Thinking Bootleg - SOLD OUT
Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00
6th

Design Thinking Bootleg - SOLD OUT

Supported by Platinum Member company Danske Bank

Have you ever wondered “what the heck is design thinking” and wished you had an opportunity to experience it?

Bootcamp Bootleg is Stanford University d.school’s (the home of design thinking) introductory workshop to the basic concept of design thinking.

Join Peter Worth of Stanford University d.school and Damian Cranney of Big Motive for a unique opportunity to experience and learn what is design thinking in in this interactive and fun workshop.

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students or employees as a framework for real-world projects.

“To create meaningful innovations, you need to know your users and care about their lives.”

Who Should attend?
Working professionals and innovation focused entrepreneurs and startups

Also
Refreshments on arrival 5pm - 5.30pm
Tickets are complimentary but do please let us know if you are unable to make it

Spaces are limited so please book early to ensure your place.

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Design Skills: UX - SOLD OUT
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00
6th

Design Skills: UX - SOLD OUT

Design Skills is a series of masterclasses by some of the leading design agencies in Belfast.

Join Fathom as they take you through what you need to know about UX.

Fathom’s session will guide you through a real world UX challenge.
 We will review a contextual inquiry, identify pain points, complete collective analysis, extract requirements and prioritise, and finish on collaborative design ideation.

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Our venue sponsors are Curated Kitchen & Coffee who have kindly given us their venue for this event!

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*This event is now fully booked! A waiting list is available in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

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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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Design Futures: NI Innovation Lab - SOLD OUT
Nov
6
10:30 AM10:30
6th

Design Futures: NI Innovation Lab - SOLD OUT

Design Futures provides an opportunity for students to hear about Service and UX Design in both the public and private sectors. The programme includes industry speakers and an interactive service design challenge called ‘Pharmacies First’ hosted by the Northern Ireland Innovation Lab as part of their USER-FACTOR project.  USER-FACTOR is a three-year project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, aiming to strengthen innovation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by supporting them to use design as a tool for user-driven innovation, concept development and prototype testing.

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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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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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FRINGE: Womenfolk Junior.Senior
Nov
6
8:00 AM08:00
6th

FRINGE: Womenfolk Junior.Senior

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This will be the third in our series of breakfast events where a senior designer shares the story of their career path to success. Complimented by a young emerging designer starting out in the professional world, telling their story so far and the challenges they face.

Junior. Senior. aims to open the floor (and the doors) to the world of Junior.Senior. female designers in Northern Ireland. Create collaborations and help champion young emerging designers.

This month, we will be heading to Kaizen Brand Evolution:

Brands come to us when they want results. Global giant, or start up, we are passionate about comprehensive brand design and strategic thinking, achieving engaging communication through print, online, new technology and new mediums. We are a smorgasbord of passionate creatives, dedicated in delivering imaginative, beautiful work.
Together we are creative changemakers.
Our award winning designers are featured in the Institute of Designers in Ireland, The Institute of Typographic Designers and compete in client projects in all Ireland awards scheme. The derivative of our name is our mission: to ‘continuously improve,’ not only our own business, but to evolve and strengthen those we work with producing outstanding design.
We are a team of eight, working with the UK and Ireland’s most recognisable businesses and brands.

November Senior Speaker: Lizi Daley

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The web designer at Kaizen Brand Evolution for nearly 5 years, along with being the team leader in the studio, Lizi ensures that all digital content and websites are forward thinking and progressive. She likes to push the envelope with functionality online while keeping the user in mind at all times, this approach excites the client and when executed successfully secures long standing relationships.
After completing a UX journey and mobile responsiveness course, Lizi is well equipped to advise on the flow of the website and how to best hold attention and convert online. As well as the best UX research tools and tasks to make the most out of the design and layout of the site to best suit the user.
Lizi codes from front end designs interpreting the brand message to digital format. Lizi’s has created websites for many of Northern’s Ireland’s most recognisable brands such as Boojum, Slim’s Healthy Kitchen, McQuillan Companies, Mirror Media and The Pride of Ireland Awards to mention a few.

Lizi has a cat ‘Nala’ who she fuss over a little too much, and in her free time she likes to look up cat video’s on Youtube, oh and did we mention she likes cats?

November Junior Speaker: Ciara Topping

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Fresh off the blocks from University, Ciara has been fortunate to work on some really creative projects on brand strategy, visual identity and brand transformation engagements. At Kaizen Brand Evolution, Ciara creates brands, layouts for print and digital outlets and delivers meaningful change across organisations. Ciara has worked across corporate, hospitality, health, fitness and beauty since joining the studio.
Ciara’s power lies in strategic and beautiful design, thorough and collaborative creative processes, helping the team deliver outstanding design with purpose. Ciara is passionate about design thinking and the art of storytelling and how it can help solve business problems.

Outside of the studio Ciara enjoys long walks on the beach with her red setter Stella and regularly attending gigs across the country.

Sponsored by Cubist Coffee

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Fringe: Faculty Film-making Course with Chris Eva
Nov
6
to Dec 12
6th

Fringe: Faculty Film-making Course with Chris Eva

6 week film-making course with Blick Shared Studios and Seedhead Arts

If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the word of professional video production this is your chance. Join filmmaker Chris Eva and delve into the world of creative filmmaking as a career.

Week 1: Introduction to video basics.
Week 2: Advanced video production techniques.
Week 3: Storyboarding / project filming 1.
Week 4: Storyboarding / project filming 2.
Week 5: Video editing week 1.
Week 6: Final edit / reviewing of work.

Note: This schedule will be adapted in line with the participants’ aims / objectives.

Chris Eva (B.A. Film Studies, Media Studies and Video Production) holds over ten years of professional experience in Video Production, Direction, Camera operation and Editing. Since forming his own production company in 2010, Chris has successfully produced a range of projects including Documentaries, Music Videos, Business and Charity films while continuing to work freelance for other clients in the TV and Commercial sector.

Cost £75.00

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Refugees Welcome                T-Shirt Challenge
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge

Shout out to all designers! We need your assistances with the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge. Refugees Welcome NI is collaborating with Belfast Design Week to host a workshop that aims to design t-shirts that communicate messages of welcome and inclusion.

Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, not-for-profit local group, who want to make refugees welcome in N. Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduces hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live. When refugees and asylum seekers arrive in N. Ireland they face many challenges such as language barriers and depending on status aren’t allowed to work. 

During the workshop you'll learn facts about refugees and asylum seekers and explore some of the myths. Your challenge is to design t-shirts that communicate positive messages of welcome. Refugees Welcome NI team plan to print up some of the tshirt designs to wear and promote visibility and inclusion.

Some of your t-shirt designs may be printed up and worn by Refugees Welcome NI to promote visibility and inclusion. Selected designs will also be exhibite at Blick Shared Studios following Belfast Design Week and will be share on Blick and Refugees Welcome NI website and social media.

 

Sign up here to get involved

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FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity (SOLD OUT)
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity (SOLD OUT)

In early 2017, McCadden was commissioned to create a new visual identity for the city of Belfast.

"Our brief was based upon four key foundations:

  • bring the written Brand Proposition to life, summed-up by the essence, Belfast: Energy Unleashed 
  • create a deliberately dynamic identity system, capable of reflecting the rich diversity of our city and communicating eloquently with a huge spectrum of audiences
  • deliver something that would feel real for us Belfastians/Belfasters/Belfastards (no-one’s ever really nailed that term!)
  • help to positively shake-up some staid misperceptions about our city that exist locally and beyond our shores

Wee buns, we thought...

Having been embraced by multiple public, private and non-profit partners, our new identity solution is now in the process of rolling out across the city and further afield.

Despite a premature birth on the lovely Nolan Show, the identity is now gaining some real momentum and winning hearts and minds.

Soon, the system will be released for use by everyone who wants to become part of our city’s expression. That’s when the real fun will start.

The event in Bullitt on the 6th will be an opportunity to see the full expression of the brand identity system, hear how we’ve arrived where we are and hopefully get some discussion going about how the people of the city can take this new tool and make it their own."

Join McCadden for this fringe event as part of #BDW17

Book here

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Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00
6th

Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence

On Artificial Intelligence

This year we are focusing on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on our society and on design. Join us for an interactive discussion around the topic of AI.

Join us at the stunning setting of Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast where we will be joined by a panel for our discussion. 

Our panel is:

Jordan McDonald, Kainos

Jordan McDonald is a Software Engineer working for Kainos, he has had exposure to a range of technologies. This includes Artificial Intelligence where he has experience both as a practitioner (particularly towards the application of AI towards computer vision) and also as an educator on this topic through having significant involvement in both the creation and delivery of AI Camp.

Ben Bland, Sensum

Ben has overall responsibility for operations at Sensum – cultivating the success of all their systems, processes, people and projects. He works with implementing and maintaining adaptive strategies for the optimal performance of their teams and the products and campaigns they develop, across all company divisions.

Ben's background is broad, but broadly digital, having come from a background of online marketing and e-commerce, through digital strategy consulting, to wider tech startup consulting & entrepreneurship. Ben has spent most of my career between London and Belfast, working within agencies, small-to-medium size businesses, NGOs, and as a freelancer. 

Andrew Bolster, Sensum

Andrew is a Data Scientist with a specialisation in Distributed and Autonomous learning system with a wide range of skills and experiences across technical, business, and entrepreneurial fields.

Andrew completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool as part of an Anglo-French Defence Programme on Autonomous Submarines for Marine Survey and Monitoring. Data Scientist at Sensum, a Belfast based startup building tools for understanding our emotions, behaviours and interactions. Andrew is also one of the founding directors of Farset Labs – very well-known hub for the tech community in Northern Ireland.

David Kane, Farset Labs

David is a Materials scientist with a strong background in startups and a broad knowledge of technology. Highly focused on the interface between research and commercialisation, with a passion for third-sector work.

The event will be hosted by our the Design Week team and we can't wait to see you there!

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Womenfolk: Take5 (SOLD OUT)
Nov
6
8:30 AM08:30
6th

Womenfolk: Take5 (SOLD OUT)

Breakfast event for Female designers (get your week off to a creative start). 

What is Take Five?

Five minutes, five questions. Stand up, inspire and be inspired by your fellow female creatives (or just sit and listen if you wish).

Have your morning coffee/breakfast and network with like minded female creatives – what’s not to like? (apart from the early start!).

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Nov
6
3:00 PM15:00
6th

Fringe: My Journey — A Faculty Lecture with DMC

Seedhead Arts have been fortunate enough to get to work with the enigma that is artist DMC for several years now, and we were thrilled when he agreed to reveal a little of the man behind the paint during the recent Hit the North conference. Arguably he revealed a little more than we expected, but after a wee lie down and some expert psychological intervention, we all feel reasonably prepared for another run at it during Design Week.

Join Dermot as he gives an awkward insight into his creative process, hatred for onions, paintings in the city and his ongoing love affair with traffic wardens and privately owned carparks.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about his practice, artwork and that infamous lazy-river incident with Pam St Clement at Lisburn pool.

“I had the flu ages ago and seen DMC’s piece on North Street, Belfast. It moved me. I felt a real sense of happiness, like a pot noodle in a hot tub kinda buzz.” –Gerard, Lisburn


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Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00
6th

25 Pop Up

Free admission

25 POP UP

AFFORDABLY YOURS FOR £25 & UNDER, SUPPORTING THE MAKERS AND CELEBRATING DESIGN

The 25 Pop–Up Store returns for Belfast Design Week at Blick Studios, Malone Road on Sunday, November 6th, retaining its celebrated store layout. 

Returning for its fourth time 25 will proudly showcase and sell specially selected local and international design products, from an array of new and established designers. Previously we have sold product from Hay, Ferm, The First 47, Best Buds, Maven, Karishma Kusurkar, Bill & Coo Paper Co. 

25 aims to make design accessible to all, championing affordable, high quality design; you can enter a 25 Pop–Up secure in the knowledge that no single item will be priced above £25. 25 have also omitted the traditional stall set up, allowing you to shop in comfort, engaging with product in a store setting with no obligation to buy. 

With an eclectic array of product you can expect to shop textile, fashion, graphic, furniture and product design at a 25 Pop–Up.

Designers this year include:

Dollybirds Art, Lines & Current, F A W E, printsbyjulz, Mosley London, The Bearded Candle Makers, The First 47, Hunter Paper Co., Starling Bridge, Rachel McKnight, DaVinci Toys, Kelsey Tyson Designs, CRUX Belfast, Sara Fox, Emma Knight Design, Martina Scott, Paper Amy, Karishma Kusurkar, Bill & Coo Paper Co. Co.Lab, The Print Handbook, Nua Jewellery, Blackbird Artwork, A Rose Cast, Usfolk, Ciaran Monaghan & Chris McNicholl.

Food & Drink will be sold by Little Pink Kitchen

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Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00
6th

Fringe : Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

BELFAST STREET ART WALKING TOUR
STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DARK HORSE, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST
START TIME: 12 NOON, (90M), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX


Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?

Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.

Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this is an hour long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.

 


For more information email info@seedheadarts.com
Belfast Street Art Walking TourCost £8 pp


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Nov
6
11:00 AM11:00
6th

Design Walk *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

DESIGN WALK *SOLD OUT*

GAZE UPON OUR CITY THROUGH A NEW LENS.

Architect Mark Todd & Photographer Joe Laverty take you on a tour of Belfast to discover some of it's lesser known architectural highlights and how best to photograph them. All abilities of photographer & anything from camera phone to top of the range SLR welcome.

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