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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

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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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Mike Moloney

As someone who treasures the vibrant arts culture Northern Ireland now enjoys (it was one of my main motivations in starting this blog in the first place), I wanted to write a tribute to Mike Moloney, who died following a tragic accident at his home on 20th April 2013. Mike was from Australia, but moved… Continue reading Mike Moloney

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Mike Moloney

As someone who treasures the vibrant arts culture Northern Ireland now enjoys, I wanted to write a tribute to Mike Moloney.
 

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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

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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.

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Flax of Life

I'm so cross at myself for not posting this a few weeks ago! Three Saturdays ago, my mum, granny, sister and I drove to the Flax Gallery in Newtownabbey's Mossley Mill to see Aspects of the Lough; an exhibition by East Antrim Artists celebrating the Belfast Lough which they all live near in Whitehead. Unfortunately, I just… Continue reading Flax of Life

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Gong Xi Fai Chai!

Or in English (hopefully) - welcome the Year of the Snake!  It is the first day of the Chinese New Year tomorrow (Sunday 10th February) and given Northern Ireland's sizeable Chinese population, it's no surprise to see the country poised to launch into weeks of celebration. It is also known as the Spring Festival and… Continue reading Gong Xi Fai Chai!

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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