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October 2016
21
October

Hall/McKnight exhibition

October 21, 2016 @ 11:00 - 18:00
The Galleries, Block B, 2nd Floor, Portview Trade Centre 310 Newtownards Road
Belfast, BT4 1HE United Kingdom

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EXHIBITION IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Portview Trade Centre was originally known as Strand Mill, which spun flax until 1983. The building was listed Grade B by NIEA earlier this year, and internally retains many original features.The Mill is currently occupied by a wide range of businesses; the typically tall, well lit spaces, that are characteristic of the building support enterprises as wide ranging as a dance studio and…

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22
October

Building the Tropical Ravine in Minecraft with iTeach

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Bowling Pavillion in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Stranmillis Embankment Entrance
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

Minecraft is one of the most popular children’s games in the world. Children can work together to build something really original and creative or even a famous building, exactly to scale. In this workshop children will get the opportunity to look at architectural plans and drawings of the Tropical Ravine Restoration project. They will plan and build the Tropical Ravine in Minecraft, using a range of blocks and materials. Children should bring their own iPads to the workshop with the latest edition of the app Minecraft Pocket Edition downloaded. iPads will also be available…

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22
October

Oscar&Oscar’s The Little America Congress

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 16:00
Oscar&Oscar’s, 22-30 Hopefield Avenue Antrim Road
Belfast, BT15 5AP United Kingdom

Come along to Oscar&Oscar's workshop and meet The Little America Congress - the building's inhabitants who are largely makers and artists.On site will be Justin Nicholl and The Working Kitchen, Charlie Bousenquet as Belfast Punctured, Nicola Gates weaving as Ollanua, Eimearr Maguire as Dollybirds art, and Ryan Burke and his robots. As well as the incumbent artists and crafters, Oscar&Oscar will open their space up to other practitioners such as The Bearded Candle Makers, Mottainai Textiles and lots more!

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22
October

Open Office – Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, 5 Commercial Court
Belfast, BT1 2NB United Kingdom

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is a unique UK based practice whose contemporary work prominently affects cityscapes, the majority around the UK. Their focus is on larger complex constructions for community benefits through concentration of topics such as growing and fractured cities, climate change, the development of education and its impact on localism. The 38 year old practice currently employs over 200 staff, focusing on education, master planning, housing and urban design. Some of their projects include the Accordia housing scheme…

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22
October

Special Event – Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

For half a century, Transport House was home to the Transport and General Workers’ Union, whose 2 million strong membership made it the biggest trade union in Britain and Ireland. A British-based union organised on an all-island basis, the T&G in Northern Ireland provided a collective voice for all workers regardless of community or political background. As such, union representatives were tasked with responding not only to the unique economic challenges facing the region, but also the persistent threat of…

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23
October

The Hot House – Tropical Ravine Special Event

October 23, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Bowling Pavillion in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Stranmillis Embankment Entrance
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

The workshop will provide an overview of the Tropical Ravine building within its parkland setting and its historical development. The architect will present key technical drawings and discuss the particular challenges posed by this 'Conservation-led project' in safeguarding the buildings historic horticulture, its building fabric and continued use a fully-functioning Hot House. Suitable for teens and adults 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23
October

Festival closing event

October 23, 2016 @ 18:00 - 22:00
The Quad, Queen’s University Belfast, Lanyon Building University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Join us for the festival finale in this really special outdoor location. We'll have music, food, drinks, and dancing to finish off your weekend, all set within a stunning installation of artworks, sound and light. From 6pm - 8pm there will also be a rare opportunity to view the Byzantine Mural on University Square. No RSVP necessary, please come along and bring your friends!

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23
October

The Byzantine Mural – A rare public opening

October 23, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Byzantine Mural, 15 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Commissioned for the Institute of Byzantine Studies and painted by Colin McGookin, this striking mural features individuals and allegorical figures from Byzantine, and the University's own history. Hidden in an interior courtyard, this is a unique opportunity to see such an unexpected outpouring of creativity in an academic setting. Professor Margaret Mullett, an expert in Byzantine history and former director of the Queen's Gender Initiative, commissioned this strikingly unexpected mural, and will be in Belfast, on site on…

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