CRAFTING, PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

Keeping with the theme of August Craft Month, the second PQ Q&A  brings you the bold, colourful, larger-than-life creations of Co. Down jewellery maker Melanie Bond. Self-taught, she has been creating handmade jewellery for ten years, launching Melanie Bond Jewellery in 2010. Her pieces have been commissioned by celebrities, adorned catwalk models, and featured on… Continue reading The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

Keeping with the theme of August Craft Month, the second PQ Q&A  brings you the bold, colourful, larger-than-life creations of Co. Down jewellery maker Melanie Bond.
 

CULTURE, PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Papergirl Belfast

This is the first in a new regular feature I am introducing - The PQ Q&A. The plan at the moment is to post a Q&A article every other Friday. The frequency may change (it might work better weekly, or monthly), but the day will stay the same. The subject could be an artist, individual,… Continue reading The PQ Q&A: Papergirl Belfast

CULTURE, PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Papergirl Belfast

The first PQ Q&A is with the two-woman team behind Papergirl Belfast, a lovely initiative aimed at distributing free artworks to members of the public. Jodie Young, a graphic designer, and Julie Steenson, who works in book publishing, tell us how their love of art led them to becoming papergirls...

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Spring into Colour: Festival of Colours 2013

Tomorrow ArtsEkta brings one of their flagship events back to Belfast - the traditional Indian festival of Holi, or as it's more widely known, The Festival of Colours. Most people are familiar with the iconic imagery of the colour powder party element of the festival - people transformed into walking, giggling rainbows, with starbursts of… Continue reading Spring into Colour: Festival of Colours 2013

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Spring into Colour: Festival of Colours 2013

Tomorrow ArtsEkta brings one of their flagship events back to Belfast - the traditional Indian festival of Holi, or as it's more widely known, The Festival of Colours.Most people are familiar with the iconic imagery of the colour powder party element of the festival - people transformed into walking, giggling rainbows, with starbursts of vibrant… Continue reading Spring into Colour: Festival of Colours 2013

CULTURE, visiting hours

Goodbye Patrick; time for Luke.

  TO ANY DWELLER IN LEWIS STREET And do you know a man was born in your short street of brick and slate who made his life a simple chart that he might keep inviolate the clear precision of his sight for curve of hill and field and tree that he might set their colours… Continue reading Goodbye Patrick; time for Luke.

Read of The Month

Magazine of the Month: Homes & Antiques

For those of you who actually remember the first (and last) Magazine of the Month, it has indeed been seven months since I launched my new so-called 'monthly' feature. Sorry to leave you waiting so long for the second installment, but I can assure you MotM is back to stay, and what better way to… Continue reading Magazine of the Month: Homes & Antiques

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Diwali and Samhain

Sadly, as I write this, there are only a few days left of ArtsEkta's Indo-Celtic festival, however I would still like to share the parts of Diwali and Samhain I have been a part of. The celebrations aren't over until this Sunday, so please check out the programme to see what's on. I really recommend the… Continue reading Diwali and Samhain

CRAFTING, CULTURE, visiting hours

Monday, Monday – more than I hoped it would be…

I have mentioned her once or twice in previous posts, but I'm delighted to finally be featuring my lovely grandmother, and the artist group she has been part of for many years, the Lisnagarvey Art Society. Since her teens, my Granny (Marie Hiddleston, if any of you bump in to her and don't fancy addressing her… Continue reading Monday, Monday – more than I hoped it would be…