Read of The Month

Magazine of the Month: Homes & Antiques

For those of you who actually remember the first (and last) Magazine of the Month, it has indeed been seven months since I launched my new so-called 'monthly' feature. Sorry to leave you waiting so long for the second installment, but I can assure you MotM is back to stay, and what better way to… Continue reading Magazine of the Month: Homes & Antiques

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CULTURE

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

A crafty plan…

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…

CRAFTING

A crafty plan…

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 in… Continue reading A crafty plan…

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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

CULTURE

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

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Nearby Getaways

Cushendun beach It's halfway through July already, so Northern Ireland is well into summer holiday season.  (And certain other well-known seasons, yes, but the Quill is a welcome-all, non-partisan blog, so those worms and thon can-opener shall remain strangers.)   My favourite summer memories are of spending time in my homeland with friends and family. Caravan… Continue reading Nearby Getaways