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
Huge apologies for the tumbleweed blowing across the barren landscape of the blog this week, but that is all set to change - this is set to be a VERY busy month! It's officially August, meaning Craft Month has begun, courtesy of Craft NI. This year's theme is 'Culture of Making' - focusing on makers… Continue reading ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table
It's officially August, meaning Craft Month has begun, courtesy of Craft NI. What better time than Craft Month to launch my new monthly series of Monday Makes guest posts from a selection of talented makers at ReFound? The first guest post is courtesy of Anastasija Andrejeva. The Latvia-born Russian artist has upcycled a number of furniture and interior items for ReFound, including this cute and quirky telephone table.
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
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. I spent my first Visiting Hour doing something I have been meaning to do for a very long time - popping into ReFound!
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
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...
From this Thursday (20th June), music lovers in Belfast will have no fewer than four opportunities to experience The Lyric Theatre feeling more like a cabaret hall of 1940s Paris, courtesy of Christine Bovill. Bovill's Edinburgh Festival smash hit Performing Piaf is a loving musical tribute to the soul-searing chansons of French singer Edith Piaf. The show… Continue reading Performing Piaf: from Belfast to Paris, via Glasgow