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  • The Imaginarium Christmas Market

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    The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    The Imaginarium presents a winter wonderland Christmas market, full of talented artists & craft makers, showcasing and selling their original work at the Old Mill, Newry.

     

    Date and Time: Sunday 8 December, 11:30 - 4:30pm.

     

  • Lampshade Making Workshop

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    Lampshade Making Workshop

    Hosted by the talented Nicola Parkes, this afternoon lampshade making workshop allows you to walk away with a completed lampshade, covered in your choice of fabric. With a choice of lampshades on offer, all you need to bring is yourself and a fabric of your choice.
     

    Date and Time: Saturday 25 January 2020, 1- 3:30pm

  • Gifted - The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair 4-8th December 2019

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    Gifted - The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair 4-8th December 2019

    Gifted-The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair featuring The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium, RDS, Dublin. Whether you are a confirmed shopaholic or completely phobic about shopping, the annual National Crafts & Design Fair, is just the place for you.

    Dates: Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 December 2019

  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

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    Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    Studio Oudizo is hosting a creative afternoon at The LAB, Dublin learning the basics of modern calligraphy. Whether you're planning to address invitation envelopes, add something extra to your thank you cards, or just looking to learn a new hobby or skill, this beginner calligraphy class is for you!

    Date & Time: Saturday 21 December, 11:00-1:30 pm

  • Felted Lace Scarf Workshop

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    Felted Lace Scarf Workshop

    The ISLAND Arts Centre is hosting a Felted Lace Scarf Workshop, with the talented designer and maker Jacki Sleator.

    Date and Time: Saturday 30 November 2019, 10am. Booking is advised.

  • ​Surface Matters: Design & Crafts Council Ireland's Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020

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    ​Surface Matters: Design & Crafts Council Ireland's Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020

    The Surface Matters exhibition, the Design & Craft Council Ireland's PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019 - 2020, opens on November 21 at 6.30pm in the National Design & Craft Gallery.

     
    Date: 21 November 2019 - 24 February 2020.
  • Collect 2020: The 16th Edition

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    Collect 2020: The 16th Edition

    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 Campaign

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    ​Indie Week, 25-29 November 2019: Just A Card Campaign

    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 Launch

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    Flowerfield Christmas Craft Fair & Artisan Market Launch

    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 Belfast

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    Free in-person training from Google Digital Garage Belfast

    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 Workshop

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    Beginner's Guide to Digital Strategy Workshop

    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 Market

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    Etsy Made Local - NI Christmas Market

    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 Holywood

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    Christmas Artisan Market: St. Patrick's P.S Holywood

    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: Workshop

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    Arm Knitting Blanket: Workshop

    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 Workshop

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    Christmas Willow Wreath Workshop

    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 Belfast

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    Hygge Workshop at Bullitt Belfast

    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 2019

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    Golden Thread Gallery Christmas Market 2019

    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 Ginger

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    Jewellery Workshop with Fred Loves Ginger

    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 Fair

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    Christmas Craft Fair

    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 Exhibition

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    The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts: 138th Annual Exhibition

    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