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
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
Another new regular feature! Visiting Hours is the Quill's 'out and about' feature - be it a review of a gig or show, coverage of a festival or fair, or my thoughts on an exhibition, event or outlet, this is where you'll find it. Content on the blog has been a bit craft-heavy, culture-light recently,… Continue reading Visiting Hours: ReFound