Being busy myself on Friday nights culture night i didn’t get to see too much. However i did catch the protest from Flaxart and the forum for an Alternative Belfast which is actively lobbying for Berry Street to be reopened.
Formerly known as Factory Row, now Berry Street, it runs from Royal Ave to Smithfield Market, or it did until a rubbish yard was built when Castlecourt was developed, effectively closing the street.
Bank Square is a much under utilised area of the city centre and the opening of Berry street could see the potential of an inner city outdoor space available to all and sundry. There are also plans a foot to start a weekly market in Bank square.
Anyways Culture Night was a blast and it was great to see so many people out and about enjoying over 100 free events, performances, exhibitions, workshops, screenings, readings and the like.
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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