Belfast-based Chinese artists display a variety of painting styles popular in their native country in Magic Brush – Chinese Art & Spring Festival Celebration, launching on 12 February.
And if you’re in town for the Gradam Ceoill TG4 (the Oscars of Irish music) come along to a talk on Saturday 3 February by members of the Belfast Harp Orchestra that was instrumental in bringing together traditional musicians from around the country.
The schedule of events in date order is as follows:
A new Linen Hall exhibition which charts the birth and rise of the political cartoon and its important role in the political landscape of Northern Ireland. Features examples of original artwork by well-known cartoonists Rowel Friers and Ian Knox. The exhibition is part of the Library’s Divided Society project which is digitising large parts of the Northern Ireland Political Collection.
To celebrate the Gradam Ceoill TG4 (Traditional Irish Music Awards) coming to Belfast for the first time, Janet Harbison and members of the Belfast Harp Orchestra will showcase their iconic organization that was instrumental in bringing together traditional musicians from both sides of the border.
Part of the PRONI series of lectures at the Linen Hall. This talk focuses on the Poor Law Unions and workhouses. Attendees will be instructed about how to use these archives for research.
Whatever your level of mastery in the Irish language, all are welcome to join and discuss the latest chosen book. This month’s title is Éagóir by Seán Ó Cuirreáin.
Belfast-based Chinese artists display paintings in a variety of Chinese styles. A collection of beautiful and traditional cultural crafts will also be displayed.
Join in as we celebrate Chinese New year and Spring Festival for 2018.
Be introduced to the history of Chinese Art and the features of Chinese ink painting, basic skills, techniques and styles. Includes an opportunity to explore Chinese calligraphy and write your name in Chinese. The facilitators will also take you step by step through the process of origami pattern making.
All are welcome to join in the discussion and debate of the selected title of the month. This month’s chosen book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Celebrating women poets – today features Donegal-born Moya Cannon and local poet and playwright Marie McManus.
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