I am delighted to announce that this year The Patchwork Quill will be participating in Culture Night Lisburn! Culture Night is now only one week away, and on the night the PQ is hosting a pop-up, celebrating culture, crafting and creativity, in the R-Space Gallery between 6.30 and 8.30pm. Culture My other half and super-talented… Continue reading Popping up at #CNL14!
Last Friday night saw Lisburn's R-Space Gallery playing host to a low-down, dirty, rock n' roll razzmatazz! Up-and-coming events organisers Extravaga once again pulled off a fun and imaginative little night in the heart of my home city, with a vintage-and-handmade market, a fortune teller, hot food and some good old blues and rock n' roll… Continue reading Visiting Hours: Razz My Berries Rockabilly Bash!
I can't believe we're already halfway through August Craft Month - the biggest one ever in fact, with Craft NI curating over 150 events celebrating Northern Ireland craftmanship. I attended the launch of CraftBomb in the Ulster Hall last Tuesday, an exhibition showcasing the best of the handmade decorations that adorned the streets of Northern Ireland during Voluntary… Continue reading Visiting Hours: CraftBomb @ Ulster Hall / Craft Month
Every Tuesday you can now experience a local live music night with a difference. The Lisburn Sessions is a weekly free online broadcast of live, original music performed by some of Northern Ireland's best up-and-coming bands and artists.
I'm delighted to announce that The Patchwork Quill has been nominated in two categories of this year's Blog Awards Ireland. This is the third year of the awards and the PQ has been lucky to be nominated in both previous years, reaching the shortlist in 2012. This year we're on the longlist for the Best… Continue reading Nominated – thank you!
Last Tuesday myself and a friend popped along to Common Threads for the first time. This laid-back little crafting circle has been meeting in the spacious function room of Common Grounds cafe every Tuesday for the past two or three years. Funnily enough, I discovered the group during a brainstorming session to come up with a name… Continue reading Visiting Hours: Common Threads
After featuring this innovative art project on the PQ last year, I fell in love with it and vowed to see it in the flesh if it returned for a second year. Thankfully it has, and the response from artists has been even bigger and better than in 2013. If you haven't heard of Papergirl Belfast… Continue reading Visiting Hours: Papergirl Belfast 2014
A lovely variety of events this week - talks, exhibitions, quizzes, music and even superheroes! Make the most of your leisure time this week, and feel free to come back and comment or share your pics if you try out any of the activities in this week's listing. Monday 30 June Derry ~ Londonderry Playhouse Painters… Continue reading What’s On This Week: 30 June – 6 July
A lovely variety of events this week - talks, exhibitions, quizzes, music and even superheroes! Make the most of your leisure time this week, and feel free to come back and comment or share your pics if you try out any of the activities in this week's listing.
Another varied week of things to see and do in Northern Ireland. Celebrate the vibrancy of African culture, enjoy maritime merriment or settle in for a movie marathon. Read on to find out more! Monday 19 - Sun 25 May Belfast Africa Week 2014, various locations Coordinated by the African and Caribbean Community Support Organisation Northern… Continue reading What’s On This Week: 19 – 25 May