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  • Christmas Market at ​The Golden Thread Gallery

    Fairs
    Christmas Market at ​The Golden Thread Gallery

    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 Market

    Fairs
    The Vault Artists Studios Art Market

    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 Ward

    Fairs
    CRAFTED the winter craft fair at Castle Ward

    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 Studio

    Workshops
    Workshops with Glass-i Studio

     

    Full or half day art glass beadmaking workshops with Maggie Napier


     

  • Creative Penninsula Christmas Craft Fayre

    Fairs
    Creative Penninsula Christmas Craft Fayre

    Craft and Art stands, Seasonal interludes and festive refreshments

  • Derry City and Strabane Guildhall Craft Fair

    Fairs
    Derry City and Strabane Guildhall Craft Fair

    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, Banbridge

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    Christmas Craft Fair at the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge

    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 Market

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    North Down Craft Collective - November Market

    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 Day

    Talks,Community
    Invitation: Brexit Discussions Day

    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 – 4.00pm

    Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018
  • Autumn Wreath Workshop Fundraiser

    Workshops
    Autumn Wreath Workshop Fundraiser

     

    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 Randalstown

    Workshops
    Terrarium Making Workshop in Randalstown

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Christmas Card Making Workshop

    Christmas card making classes at Randalstown Arches. 

    Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018

  • Tapestry Weaving Workshop

    Workshops
    Tapestry Weaving Workshop

    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 Talks

    Talks
    Visual Artists Ireland Professional Development: Suki Tea Talks

    Visual Artists Ireland have a number of upcoming talks as a free bonus to their annual programme.

  • Fine and Dandy Markets

    Fairs
    Fine and Dandy Markets

    The Fine & Dandy Market, founded in May 2013, is a monthly market, showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators, craftspeople and food producers.

    Upcoming markets:

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Make A Rustic Stool - a Traditional Craft Workshop

    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.

    Cost: £70.00
    Date and Time: Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.00am - 6.00pm 

  • For Want of a Nail - an Exhibition by Eleanor Wheeler

    Exhibitions
    For Want of a Nail - an Exhibition by Eleanor Wheeler

     

    '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 Exhibition

    Exhibitions,Workshops
    Christien Meindertsma Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn.

    Dates: 15 September – 31 October 2018

  • ​LUSTRE & InFLUX Exhibition

    Exhibitions
    ​LUSTRE & InFLUX Exhibition

    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 2018

    Talks
    LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018

    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.