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
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
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
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
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!
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
This was meant to be my Big Fat Week of Crafting and Culture, the itinerary planned out thus: Wednesday: Pick up sewing machine, go to sustainable art collective ReFound's new premises to chat to owner before big launch of their new premises on Thursday. Thursday: ReFound launch party Friday: Culture Night Belfast Saturday: Frock Around… Continue reading Crafting 2 Thrifting 1……Culture 0
It's really funny how things in life seem to fall in to place sometimes. As you know, I have dedicated a lot of my blogging time recently to the arts and culture side of things and I have been conscious of the fact I may be neglecting the crafting aspect of it. As it says… Continue reading A crafty plan…