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Calendar

Nov
5
Thu
Online Exhibition-Nathalie Caleyron Donnelly
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

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Due to the venue being closed can we not have our regular exhibitions in The Green Room, instead our exhibitions will be moved online.
Bio

Nathalie Caleyron Donnelly is originally from France but has lived in North Belfast for over 30 years.

She discovered printmaking through a woodcut workshop in Seacourt Print Workshop (Bangor) 5 years ago.

It was a ‘love at first sight’ experience and she has been involved in printmaking and a member in Seacourt since.

Her prints are mostly multiplate lino, often with an element of monoprinting, giving a uniqueness to each single hand pulled print within the same edition.

Statement

My prints tend to centre around my ‘happy places’. The safe havens you go to when you close your eyes and take a deep breath.

My exhibition in the Green Room in March this year was a little tour of these special places, friends, cherished memories, favourite cafés…. but coincided with the first wave of the virus and had to be taken down within 10 days, as we moved into lockdown.

Since then, my ‘happy places’ had to be found around the house and in ordinary every day moments. Coffee time, lunch with my husband and daughter, plants coming through in our tiny yard, daily activities around my beloved kitchen table…

Home.

    
Dec
3
Thu
Online Exhibition- James Ashe-Signboard
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm
‘Signboard’ is a brand new exhibition from visual artist James Ashe, leading on from his series of illustrated posters of landmark buildings in Belfast. ‘Signboard’ is a collection of significant signage that has a role to play in building the identity of Belfast as a city, ranging from Elliotts fancy dress, Clarke’s Dance Studios, to the Lisburn Road ‘Picture Post’. Whether it is hand painted, cast iron, or has faded away over time – the artist has found an appreciation of old signs that are still evidence of the old Belfast before developers, shopping centres, and identikit apartments took over the city.
James Ashe is an artist based in Northern Ireland that works within the mediums of print, illustration, typography, and design. He studied Graphic Communication at Norwich University of the Arts, but returned to NI and has been working within the themes of politics, post-Troubles NI, LGBT rights, architecture, and built heritage since. He recently exhibited his illustrated posters of Belfast’s heritage buildings at Framewerk gallery, he has had badges displayed at the Ulster Museum, and is currently working on a mental health art project for his iDA Award at University of Atypical.
Dec
13
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Dec
16
Wed
Postponed – Tenx9
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Tenx9 is a storytelling night where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a real story from their lives.

 

Dec
20
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Jan
3
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Jan
7
Thu
Exhibition- Hannah Smith
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Hannah is a painter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Working in oils, the work deals with the strains of hierarchy within our society, how we navigate through spaces, how we are divided and where we intersect and cross paths. In light of the ‘black lives matter’ movement, racial injustices and in the midst of a global pandemic, unsettling themes are forced to run parallel to the euphoric facade of the paintings. The work draws inspiration from dystopian societies, a combination of figurative and abstract elements augment the viewers perception to depict surrealist narratives.

Jan
8
Fri
OTL-Kevin McAleer
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm

Kevin McAleer

The Black Box

Friday 8 January 2021, 1.00pm

£10.00

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In times of great crisis, it has been prophesied that a spiritual leader will emerge from the West to guide the people through the valley of fear and confusion to the promised land.

Could that leader be dwelling amongst us in the form of guru Kevin McAleer, Tyrone’s answer to the Dalai Lama, inventor of Karma Chameleon Yoga, and founder of the University of Yourself™ in Strabane in 1971? Probably not.

‘Funnier than ever.’ Irish Independent

‘I’m Kevin McAleer, as the name suggests.’ Kevin McAleer

Doors 12.45pm | Socially distanced, seated show

Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
9 Donegall Square North – Open 7 days a Week

Jan
10
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Jan
12
Tue
OTL-Edward Carson’s Last Stand
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm

Edward Carson’s Last Stand

The Black Box

Tuesday 12 January 2021, 1.00pm

£10.00

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In his acclaimed one-man show Edward Carson’s Last StandPaddy Scully depicts Carson in the London studio of the Belfast-born painter Sir John Lavery, waiting to sit for his portrait.

The show provides a valuable insight into the life and times of one of the most controversial Irishman before, during and after the turmoil of changing events of 1912.

Edward Carson’s was the first signature on the Ulster Covenant and it would have profound effects on the life of the island of Ireland.

Paddy Scully is a founding member of Belfast Theatre Company and an award-winning actor and director.

‘Edward Carson’s Last Stand is engaging, amusing and moving and puts some real flesh on the bones of this most misunderstood of Irishmen. Paddy Scully brings to bear in some of Carson’s quieter moments here, a sadness at his own lot, an almost unwilling agent of history, driven as much by what he couldn’t stand, Irish Home Rule, as what he could.’
Culture Northern IrelandDoors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
9 Donegall Square North – Open 7 days a Week

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