The Waterworks Park in North Belfast (off the Antrim Rd) was taken over by Belfast Children’s Festival. Community groups, Youth clubs and Volunteers were there from 6am to help decorate the park with all manner of streamers and created ‘mobiles’. Activities ranged from the usual face painting and craft activities to roaming performers,stilt walkers, jugglers and the like. Not forgetting the 30 second movie theatre (only 2 people at a time), a BMX/Skateboard demonstration ramp. The was also a live music stage where the best of up and coming musicians showcased their music. I heard one child ask her Mum if the park was going to be like this every weekend over the summer. A great event and one that’d i’d heartily recommend for next year.
Photographer and visual artist based in Belfast.
I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse as visually impaired individuals in Dungannn, Travellers across Northern Ireland, Young Offenders and many community groups across Belfast.
My work has exhibited extensively here in Northern Ireland in group and individual shows and has been shown in North America and i had my first solo international exhibition in New Zealand. I have been the recipient of a number of grants from the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
I’ll be blogging about Arts and Culture, primarily in Belfast
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