Date and time: Thurs 25th May 2018, 6 – 8pm
Engine Room Gallery, Portview Trade Centre, Upper Newtonawards Road, BT4 1HE
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Click here to book.
Our programme of Lightning Talks invites illuminating presentations by the individuals and organisations shaping East Belfast’s growing cultural landscape. The idea of Lighting Talks is to share information and ideas in an informal environment.
All of the speakers are based in East Belfast and are behind various initiatives and organisations across the spectrum of socially engaged art, activism, local development, community driven sustainable business and architecture.
Eastside joined by:
Tonya McMullan – Artist & director of sustainable bee keeping business Infinity Farm
Ruth Grey – Dentist and social activist, Camper of Dreams a mobile creative space
Linda Ervine – Language Rights Activist
Mary Callan - Knitwear Designer based at Portview Trade Centre
Paul Moore - Artist based at Creative Exchange
Emily Dedakis - Writer & dramaturg
This event is part of Belfast City Council's Big Arts Weekender.
The next day , there’s an afternoon celebration of urban arts from 2-5pm at CS Lewis Square, entitled ‘Eastside Wardrobe Jam.’ Expect local and international street mural artists working live to transform ‘previously loved’ wardrobes and walls in the surrounding area, urban sports and dance displays by Thunder Action Sports, and music by Le Boom and Girl DJ Collective.