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October 2018

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October

Curating Architecture: The Venice Biennale

October 18 @ 17:30 - 19:30
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West
Belfast, BT1 2NJ United Kingdom

Every two years, national pavilions transform historic Venice, demonstrating technical and cultural innovation in building design and the response of architects to major international challenges in contemporary society. This year the theme of Freespace, curated by Dublin's Grafton Architects - Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara - provided the opportunity to celebrate "a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself". Join us in conversation with curators, architects…

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October

Donegall Pass Guided Walk

October 19 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Donegall Pass Community Forum, 165 Donegall Pass
Belfast, BT7 1DT United Kingdom

Donegall Pass is one of Belfast’s historic thoroughfares. Stretching from Shaftesbury Square to the Ormeau Road this famous street contains a number of important buildings and terraces such as the former School of Music, originally a Wilshere designed Primary School; the recently listed Donegall Pass Police Station; and the Georgian terrace which was once the homeplace of social reformer Mary Ann McCracken. Join your guides Anne McAllister and Dr. Ken Sterrett for a walk through the area, including a visit…

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October

Invisible Heritage: Transforming 20th Century Buildings into 21st Century ‘Spaces’

October 19 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Arup Belfast, Bedford House Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 7FD United Kingdom

One of Belfast’s most valuable set of buildings may be 20th century, post-war offices that many dismiss as ‘ugly’. It’s time to look again and to recognise that these often underutilised and, in some cases, derelict buildings are just waiting for intelligent investment paired with good design to turn them into sought-after commercial offices or residential apartments. Should more of Belfast’s 20 century buildings be renewed? If so, what is required to achieve high-quality refurbishment for these types of buildings?…

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October

The Waterside, Belfast

October 19 @ 14:30 - 15:00
The former Sirocco Works site, Short Strand
Belfast, BT5 4PA United Kingdom

This former industrial site set over 16-acres was once the home to the Sirocco Works, a brand that first gave Belfast industrial prominence in the late 19 Century. The Waterside will regenerate the currently derelict site, providing a new and exciting extension to Belfast city centre. The £450m masterplan for the overall project emphasises community and climatic impact. It aims to 'make a place' full of life and industry, with a mix of 700 new homes including private, affordable and…

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October

RSUA Architecture Night 2018

October 19 @ 19:00 - 23:00
Carlisle Memorial Church, 31 Carlisle Circus
Belfast, BT14 6AT United Kingdom

This great social and cultural evening will focus on the power of architecture to bring about positive change. It all kicks off at 7pm on Friday 19th October 2018. The venue this year is the Carlisle Memorial Church in inner north Belfast. Designed by WH Lynn and opened in 1875 this building was included on the World Monument Fund Watch in 2010 – a biennial list of the most endangered cultural and heritage sites in the world. At a time…

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October

Belfast Open Studios: Special Events

October 20
Various venues, Belfast, United Kingdom

We are thrilled to partner with Visual Artists Ireland to incorporate Belfast Open Studios as part of this year’s Open House Belfast programme. There are around 350 artists working across 14 spaces throughout the city, in ways that are engaging, challenging, beautiful and unexpected. See their creative work up close! All studios will be open on Saturday 20 October. Some also offer public access every day. Please check each studio’s individual listing for opening times. *** Belfast Open Studios -…

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October

Myths of Belfast: Stories of the Developing City

October 20 @ 11:00 - 12:30
PLACE, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street
Belfast, BT1 1FP United Kingdom

Join architect and researcher Andrew Molloy for this walking tour which takes you on a journey tracing the milestones of Belfast as it developed over the years. From Elizabethan cartographers to the short-lived success of Victorian civics; unrealised Edwardian ambitions for the city centre to the thinking behind a motorway bisecting once thriving inner-city neighbourhoods; the tour examines the impact that high-minded urban theories have had on the citizens of Belfast. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes, beginning in…

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October

Raise Your Expectations: EXCHANGE 1NE

October 20 @ 12:00 - 17:00
PLACE, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street
Belfast, BT1 1FP United Kingdom

What do you imagine Belfast will be like in 10 years from now? How has it changed? Come and see for yourself a projected vision of Belfast - a real estate development fantasy, a dream of immersive marketing, and a way of life that is coming to North Street anytime soon. Artists John D’Arcy and Una Lee present the augmented-reality-assisted walk ‘Raise Your Expectations: EXCHANGE 1NE’ - a story of past and future, myths and forecasts, memory and loss. Duration:…

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October

North Belfast Heritage Cluster

October 20 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Friends Meeting House, 45 Frederick Street
Belfast, BT1 2LW United Kingdom

The North Belfast Heritage Cluster is a group of Listed Building owners who are coming together to improve access and awareness of their buildings as social and public assets, and to stimulate wider urban repair of the area. Some of the buildings centre around Clifton Street, which was once one of the finest avenues into the city. The urban fracture of the area has mainly been caused by road widening and the Westlink. The group reflects a rich diversity including…

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October

The Infinite City Podcast: Live episode

October 21 @ 17:00 - 19:00
The Sonic Lab, Sonic Arts Research Centre Cloreen Park
Belfast, BT9 5BQ United Kingdom

The Infinite City is a podcast about cities, produced by PLACE. Join hosts Rebekah McCabe and Conor McCafferty for an evening of chat about public space, architecture and city life in Belfast and beyond. Our panellists for some lively debate are Agustina Martire (Lecturer in Architecture, Queen's University), Garrett Carr (author, The Rule of the Land), Darran Anderson (author, Imaginary Cities) and Aisling O'Beirn (artist and Lecturer in Art, Ulster University). Musical performances and readings will round out the night…

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