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Culture Day BazaarFairs
This year Culture Day will include a Bazaar in St Anne's Cathedral
Saturday 21 September, 10.30am - 4.30pm
North Down Craft Collective Autumn MarketFairs
North Down Craft Collective are holding their Autumn Fair on Saturday 14th September at Holywood Old School. 10am - 4pm
A new weekly pop up every Friday 10am - 4pm in Ards Shopping Centre showcasing local Makers.
Craft Workshops with Makers House at the DesignerieWorkshops
The latest craft based workshops for adults include: arm knitting, furniture up-cycling, textile brooches, origami and an introduction to macrame.
Craft workshops with Randalstown Arches AssociationWorkshops
New list of Craft Workshops launched including:
Handmade Card Making, Lampshade Making, Christmas Bowl Fillers and Christmas Clay Decorations.
Craft Fair at Mossley Mill with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough CouncilFairs
Craft Stalls and Demonstrations from Local Crafters and Crafters from Finland and LatviaCost: £3 for adults, free under 16.
Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 11am to 4pm
Presman Mastermelt - Precious Metal Reclamation TalkTalks
This talk will inform you of the best practices to carry out in your studios for optimum reclamation of your scraps and what Presman Mastermelt can do for you when reclaiming. It's a fantastic way to get maximum return for your business/practise.Date: Thursday, 12 September at 4:30pm
Crochet Workshops in RandalstownWorkshops
Randalstown Arches Association has a series of crochet classes and workshops coming up in Arches House, Randalstown.
Carols Crochet Crafts will be hosting weekly crochet classes every Tuesday 12-2PM beginning Tuesday 3rd September 2019
A crochet workshop will take place on Saturday 28th September, 10am-4pm
Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn CrawfordsburnFairs
Handmade Craft Fair showcasing the work of local creators from the North Down area.
11.30 - 4.30
Saturday 14th September
Open Studio and Pottery SaleOpen Studios
Jack McGonigle Ceramics and Fiona Shannon are hosting an Open Studio Sale in their shared work space at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart from 29th-31st August.
10am - 6pm each day.
Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvieTalks
Textile specialist Fiona McKelvie will share her interest and passion for Irish Linen, as well as recalling the history of the fabric so important to the city of Belfast.Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 6pm
Location: Linen Hall Library
Modelling the Head in Clay - From Life WorkshopWorkshops
This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling.
Students will learn to make an armature and model a head in clay from life.
Green Woodwork WorkshopsWorkshops
Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will be running 5 traditional woodcraft workshops at his workshop space in Minnowburn, based in the heart of Belfast's Lagan Valley.
Mobility and Partnerships in Europe: Erasmus Plus, Creative Europe and Beyond - Northern IrelandTalks
If you’re interested in or planning a European project, this session is for you!
Event delivered in partnership: Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland & Theatre NI
Date: 3 September 2019 10:30am - 2:30pm
Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Cost: FREE, booking essential
Stone Lettercutting workshopWorkshops
Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills.
Date: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019
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Welding Workshop with Leitrim Sculpture CentreWorkshops
The module is designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements, with artist Michael O’Hara.
Date: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 2019
The Power of Networks - Social Media Live EventTalks
The Crafts Council UK are hosting a social media live event with Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots.
This talk, between Caroline Jackman, Talent Development Manager at the Crafts Council and Pip Jamieson, is aimed at creatives that are just starting out or looking for top tips on the power of building networks
The talk will be available to view via the Crafts Council UK facebook page from 29th July at 1pm
Autumn Gift & HomeFairs
The Autumn Gift & Home Fair showcases all that is new and innovative within the home and giftware markets. The Fair takes place again in the Citywest Events Centre from the 18th to the 21st of August. This B2B Event is for suppliers and buyers in Ireland.
Craft Workshop with ceramicist Ashley SheppardWorkshops
Ceramicist Ashley Sheppard leads this workshop inspired by textures found in textiles.
Date: 14th August 2019, 2.00pm
Glass Nexus Forum 2019Talks
North Lands Creative Forum began in 1995 when co-founder and artistic director Dan Klein wanted to create an intimate gathering for the glass community to come together and showcase the work of emerging and innovative practice in the field of glass.
Over the years, the Forum has evolved into a discussion and platform event attended by artists, curators and creative professionals form all over the world. The event has grown into one of the essential gatherings for the glass community and has been listed as one of the most important social events in the glass calendar year.