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.

CULTURE, visiting hours

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


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…


Art house

Yesterday I stumbled across Household Belfast, a fascinating concept for an art festival. It's taking place in Belfast this weekend between Friday and Sunday, with a collective of artists opening up their South Belfast homes to host exhibitions, gigs, talks, screenings, performances and tours. The launch event takes place at 5pm on Friday in Satis… Continue reading Art house

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Last weekend my good friend (and hugely talented author and film journalist FYI) Andrew took me for a long overdue catch-up and a dander around our favourite part of our beloved Belfast - the Cathedral Quarter. It's gaining a reputation as a hip n' happenin', artsy part of the city and it would be easy to… Continue reading Belle-fast