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Christmas Market at The Golden Thread GalleryFairs
The Golden Thread Gallery Christmas Market to coincide with Late Night Art in December.
Date and Time: Thursday, 6 December, 5 - 8pm
The Vault Artists Studios Art MarketFairs
The Vault Artists Studios will showcase over 100 stalls under one roof selling unique art, craft and much more.
Date and Time: Sunday, 2 December 2018 from 12 - 5pm.
CRAFTED the winter craft fair at Castle WardFairs
Christmas Craft Fair
Browse the craft stalls in the Theatre to pick up local and unique hand-made christmas gifts from the makers.Visit the craft fair for a weekend of crafts, food and festivities in the Stableyard. Enjoy hot drinks and festive food delights.
Dates and Times: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November, 11am - 4pm
Workshops with Glass-i StudioWorkshops
Full or half day art glass beadmaking workshops with Maggie Napier
Creative Penninsula Christmas Craft FayreFairs
Craft and Art stands, Seasonal interludes and festive refreshments
Derry City and Strabane Guildhall Craft FairFairs
The Guildhall Craft Fair is an annual event which showcases a wide range of bespoke craft items created by craft designer-makers and artists throughout Ireland.Dates and Times:
Friday 23 November 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 24 November 10am - 6pm
Sunday 25 November 11am - 6pm
Christmas Craft Fair at the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, BanbridgeFairs
It’s never too early to get that festive feeling and what better way to get the seasonal shopping underway and pick up the perfect present than a visit to ‘Christmas Crafts at the Gallery’ which makes a welcome return to the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge.
Dates and Times:
Friday 16 November from 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 17 November from 10am – 4pm.
North Down Craft Collective - November MarketFairs
Don't miss the North Down Craft Collective November Craft Fair. A chance to buy beautiful craft direct from the makers.
Date: Saturday, 10th November 2018, 10am - 4pm
Invitation: Brexit Discussions DayTalks,Community
The Belfast Visual Arts Forum (BVAF), in partnership with Theatre NI, Thrive, Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland, AICA (L’Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art) with the support of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland will host a Brexit discussions day on Thursday 1November 2018.
The day features two distinct sessions – the morning session and the afternoon session.
Free event - Booking essential.
Location: The Banqueting Hall, Belfast City Hall
The Morning Session – 10.30am – 12.30 pm
The Afternoon Session - 1.30pm – 4.00pmDate: Thursday, 1 November 2018
Autumn Wreath Workshop FundraiserWorkshops
Make your own autumn wreath making and enjoy some light refreshments to fundraise for the Shared Threads Project (suggested donation - £20.)Date and Time: Sunday, 21st October 2018, 2 - 4pm
Terrarium Making Workshop in RandalstownWorkshops
Terrarium Making Workshop in Randalstown. A great opportunity to create a Christmas gift for someone special.
Date and Time: Saturday, 17 November 2018, 10:30am - 12pm.
Christmas Card Making WorkshopWorkshops
Christmas card making classes at Randalstown Arches.
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Tapestry Weaving WorkshopWorkshops
Learn the heritage craft of frame weaving, under the expert guidance of weaver Karolina Lisek.
Date and Time: Saturday, 10 November 2018, 10am - 4pm.
Visual Artists Ireland Professional Development: Suki Tea TalksTalks
Visual Artists Ireland have a number of upcoming talks as a free bonus to their annual programme.
Fine and Dandy MarketsFairs
The Fine & Dandy Market, founded in May 2013, is a monthly market, showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators, craftspeople and food producers.
Saturday 20 October 2018 - City Church, University Avenue, Belfast
Saturday 3 November 2018, City Church, University Avenue, Belfast
Sunday 25 November 2018, Elmwood Hall, opposite Queens University, Belfast
Make A Rustic Stool - a Traditional Craft WorkshopWorkshops
Green woodwork is one of the most accessible and enjoyable woodcrafts you can experience. Using traditional tools to shape green [unseasoned] wood is a pleasure that is hard to match.
Date and Time: Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.00am - 6.00pm
For Want of a Nail - an Exhibition by Eleanor WheelerExhibitions
'For Want of a Nail', refers to the proverb dating from the 13th century that exists in various versions, in different cultures and times.
It describes a situation whereby the oversight of a small detail might lead to major unforeseen consequences. Such chains of causality are generally only seen in hindsight.
Dates: 4 - 27 October 2018
Christien Meindertsma ExhibitionExhibitions,Workshops
An exhibition of work by Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn.
Dates: 15 September – 31 October 2018
LUSTRE & InFLUX ExhibitionExhibitions
LUSTRE & InFLUX
Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Lustre & InFlux presents the innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centres of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing and in Ceramics in Kilkenny. A National Design & Craft Gallery touring exhibition, Lustre & InFlux will be opened at Farmleigh Gallery by Oliver Sears, Director of the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, on Thursday 27th September 2018 and will run until 8th January 2019.
Dates: 27 September 2018 – 8 January 2019
LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018Talks
On 3 and 4 October, the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn hosts a varied design-led programme, bringing a number of international speakers and facilitators to join with local talent in a celebration of the fibre we think of as our very own. Speakers include Mary Mullin of the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation, Dutch Designer Christien Meindertsma and Tara St James of PRATT Institute’s Sustainable Textile Lab, alongside Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles, Trish Belford of Tactility Factory and many more.