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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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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

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Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival. Anyone who… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

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Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival.Anyone who has… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

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Mela Monday: Dancing toward the big day

I honestly can't believe this time next week, Mela 2012 will all be over. I'd be sad if I wasn't so excited! And this time next week, you could be sitting at home reliving the memories of this joyous festival - that you enjoyed with a free ticket thanks to The Patchwork Quill! ArtsEkta have… Continue reading Mela Monday: Dancing toward the big day

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Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

Rather than your typical wine n' nibbles launch party, Mela 2012 announced its imminent arrival by tapping cleverly into the current zeitgeist for flash mobs. At 11am on Thursday morning, Cornmarket became the stage for an impromptu Bollywood dance piece, led by the girls at the South Asian Dance Academy. As one of ArtsEkta's new… Continue reading Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

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Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

Rather than your typical wine n' nibbles launch party, Mela 2012 announced its imminent arrival by tapping cleverly into the current zeitgeist for flash mobs.At 11am on Thursday morning, Cornmarket became the stage for an impromptu Bollywood dance piece, led by the girls at the South Asian Dance Academy.As one of ArtsEkta's new volunteer recruits,… Continue reading Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration