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.
Last weekend, Sat 7 March, I had the pleasure of seeing my home city of Lisburn come to life with colour and creativity. A one-off event - the Music Masquerade - brought street theatre, arts workshops, superheroes, princesses and live music to every corner of the city. There was a samba workshop, pop art classes… Continue reading Unmasking Lisburn’s potential…
If, like me, you have even a passing interest in clothes alteration, upcycling, green living and repurposing, you'll be familiar with 'trash fashion'. It's a term used by a number of projects and groups across the world to describe the practice of taking used materials, old clothes, scrap, even actual rubbish, and turning them into… Continue reading ‘Trash’ Fashion is for keeps!
The Patchwork Quill wouldn't exist without social media. Not in its current form, anyway. From the content of the What's On Calendar, to the people, places and projects I write about in the posts - most of what you see here has come to my attention, directly or indirectly, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or… Continue reading Socially disconnected?
On Saturday 10 January the R-Space Gallery in Lisburn launched their latest exhibition, Colliding Forms. A collaborative project between ceramic artist Sandra Robinson and print artist Helen Lavery, the work marries the 2-D and the 3-D, with images printed on to ceramic pieces. The artists, both currently resident at the Spectrum Centre on Belfast's Shankill Road, met… Continue reading Visiting Hours: ‘Colliding Forms’ at R-Space Lisburn
Art, cinema, marching, dancing - there's no excuse to be bored this week. Enjoy! Lisnagarvey Art Society Exhibition Island Arts Centre, 25 - 29 Nov One of Northern Ireland's longest running art collectives, the Lisnagarvey Art Society's exhibitions are a visual demonstration of the variety of skills, media and subjects embraced by the group. From… Continue reading What’s On This Week: 24 – 30 Nov 2014
I've decided it's time for a bit of a change at WOTW HQ. The very nature of the creative and cultural world dictates that some weeks you'll find loads of things happening one night, while others are quiet, so I think a highlights list is more effective than attempting a day-by-day rundown. I've found I was… Continue reading What’s On This Week: 17 – 23 Nov 2014
What better time to bring back What's On This Week than Hallowe'en? There are loads of spooky goings on, so take your pick. But don't have nightmares.... Monday 27 October Derry ~ Londonderry Citywide, various venues and times (all week) Derry is well-known as a city that goes all out for Hallowe'en and this… Continue reading What’s On This Week: 27 Oct – 02 Nov 2014
I'm really excited to share my latest crafting project with you all! I have recently started a crafting social group in Lisburn called Sew Darn Crafty. Meeting in The Atlas Women's Centre every other Tuesday evening for the time being (going weekly soon, all being well), it's a small but growing group of crafters who… Continue reading I’m feeling Sew Darn Crafty…
I'm really excited to share my latest crafting project with you all! I have recently started a crafting social group in Lisburn called Sew Darn Crafty. Meeting in The Atlas Women's Centre every other Tuesday evening for the time being (going weekly soon, all being well), it's a small but growing group of crafters who meet up to enjoy a coffee and a chat with like-minded folks whilst working on their latest project.