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Collect 2020: The 16th EditionFairs
The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House, London. Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design. Instrumental in defining and growing the market for contemporary craft, Collect celebrates over 400 artists presented by galleries coming from across the globe to this London stage.
Date and Time: 27 February - 1 March, 2020.
Indie Week, 25-29 November 2019: Just A Card CampaignCommunity
This Indie Week, the Just A Card Campaign is an independent, colourful alternative to Black Friday which helps to support artists, designers, creative businesses and independent shops to remain diverse and vibrant in our towns & high streets this festive shopping season.Date: Monday 25 - Friday 29 November, 2019.
Flowerfield Christmas Craft Fair & Artisan Market LaunchFairs
The Flowerfield Christmas Craft Fair & Artisan Market festive launch will host live music, craft demonstrations and workshops for kids, alongside the sumptuous Naturally North Coast & Glens special Twilight Market in Flowerfield Park. Meet the Makers and sample some food and craft delights!
Date and Time: Saturday 23 November 3-6pm.
Free in-person training from Google Digital Garage BelfastWorkshops
Google Digital Garage, Belfast is providing free training and tools to help you grow your confidence, career, or business in the UK.
You can visit the Google Digital Garage, Belfast from the 15th November 2019.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Beginner's Guide to Digital Strategy WorkshopWorkshops
Armagh City, Craigavon & Banbridge Council are running a free workshop aimed at helping small businesses to develop a digital marketing strategy aimed at helping you grow your business and make better digital marketing decisions based on information that every small business has access to.
Date and Time: Thursday 28 November, 10-12pm.
Etsy Made Local - NI Christmas MarketFairs
The designers, makers and artists of Northern Ireland who sell on Etsy.com, have organised a festive Christmas Market in Bangor, Co. Down, as part of the worldwide Etsy Made Local programme.
Date and Time: Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December 2019, 11 – 4pm.
Christmas Artisan Market: St. Patrick's P.S HolywoodFairs
St. Patrick's P.S. Holywood PTA host their Christmas Artisan Market with local artisan producers and festive food & drink to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Date and Time: Thursday 28 November 2019, 4-8pm.
Arm Knitting Blanket: WorkshopWorkshops
Keep cosy this season by joining the Arms Knitting Blanket Workshop. Learn to knit with your arms using super chunky yarn to make a full size chunky blanket. With no knitting experience or skills required, all the materials will be provided at the Bullitt Hotel, Belfast.
Date and Time: Sunday 17 November 2019, 11-1pm.
Christmas Willow Wreath WorkshopWorkshops
Kick off the festive season by signing up for this fun sustainable Christmas Willow Wreathing workshop, design and make a wreath for your own door or as a Christmas gift in the GOOD ROOM in Bullitt Hotel, Belfast.
Date and Time: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12-4pm.
Hygge Workshop at Bullitt BelfastWorkshops
Join Mourne Creative for a Christmas Workshop in the GOOD ROOM at Bullitt, Belfast. You will be creating your own UNIQUE Christmas decorations with talented textile artist, Jude Smith, from Petite Jou Jou.
Date and Time: Friday, 6 December 2019, 7-9pm.
Golden Thread Gallery Christmas Market 2019Fairs
On Thursday 5th December, to coincide with the last Late-Night Art of 2019, The Golden Thread Gallery will host their annual unique market of beautiful work by designer makers and artists.
Date and Time: Thursday, 5 December 2019, 5-8pm.
Jewellery Workshop with Fred Loves GingerWorkshops
Fred Loves Ginger presents two three-hour jewellery workshops where participants will learn how to create and professionally finish a bracelet using semi-precious gems, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver or gold-plated findings. No previous experience is necessary and each person will leave with at least one piece of jewellery. Price includes all materials.
Morning Session: 9:45am - 1pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45 - 5pm
Date and Time: Saturday, 2 November 2019.
Christmas Craft FairFairs
Christmas Craft Fair at the Crescent Church Belfast
Family friendly event that is fully accessible. Festive treats, music, face painting, balloon modelling and nearly 40 stalls of artisan crafts.
Date and Time: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 10am-4pm.
The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts: 138th Annual ExhibitionExhibitions
Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 138th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Ireland arts calendar attracting over 96,000 visitors in 2018.
Dates: 18th October 2019 to 5th January 2020
Being Human Festival: Stitches and StoriesCommunity
Come stitch with us! Belfast is a patchwork of neighbourhoods and communities, and at this informal, beginner-friendly event you will help hand-stitch a textile map of the city.
Date and Time: Saturday, 23 November 2019, 10:30am -13:30pm.
North Down Craft Collective MarketsFairs
Upcoming North Down Craft Collective Markets:
Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, 14 December 2019, 10am - 4pm
Belfast Design Week 2019Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks
Belfast Design Week is an annual design festival celebrating local and international design in venues across the city.
Dates: 4 - 10 November 2019
Christmas Willow Wreath WorkshopWorkshops
Kick off the festive season by signing up for this fun sustainable Christmas Willow Wreathing workshop, designing and making a wreath for your own door or as a Christmas gift.
You will be guided through the wreath-making process to produce your own sustainable willow wreath that can be updated throughout the year with other seasonal decor.
Date and Time: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12-4pm.Location: The Good Room, Bullitt, Belfast.
Christmas Ceramic WorkshopWorkshops
Come start the festive season for this Christmas cracker of a ceramic workshop in designing and making your own decorative handcrafted Christmas Tree decoration for your table or elsewhere in your home
David McComiskey will take you through the ceramic process from rolling to hand building to adding texture and uniqueness and then glazing your own tree to your own personal style all up here in the GOOD ROOM at Bullit Belfast.
Date and Time: Thursday, 28 November 2019, 7-9pm.
The Fine & Dandy MarketsFairs
Upcoming Fine and Dandy Markets:
Sunday, 10 and 24 November 2019 - Elmwood Hall, Belfast
Sunday, 8 December 2019 - Town Hall, Portrush
Sunday, 15 December 2019 - Titanic Hotel, Belfast