Thursday, 12 December 2013

Forum for Alternative Derry launch | 12th December 2013

Forum for Alternative Derry launches 12th December 2013 at Sandinos, Water Street, Derry~Londonderry, 5.30pm. Everyone welcome.

The initial agenda of the Forum:

Harbour Square : Reconnect
City Gateway : Making an Entrance
Bishop Street : Broken
Waterside Water : Turning our Back
Vacant City : New Uses
Cathedral : Quartered

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

What makes Kilburn Kilburn?

In Kilburn, a "tiny, experimental university" is offering free classes for people seeking to understand what makes this area of north-west London what it is.

Tom Keeley, speaking at the Space: A Social Agenda symposium in Ballymena in October. Photo: David Bunting.

Tom Keeley, a writer, researcher, educator and publisher, spoke at a symposium called Space: A Social Agenda in Ballymena in October. The symposium was jointly produced by PLACE with the Braid Arts Centre and Marianne O'Kane Boal.

Monday, 9 December 2013

RSUA General Meeting & Art Exhibition Opening | Monday 9th December, 6pm | 2 Mount Charles, Belfast

The RSUA General Meeting will take place at 6pm on Monday 9th December 2013 in the RSUA Rooms, 2 Mount Charles, Belfast.

RSUA, 2 Mount Charles, Belfast. Credit:

The meeting will be followed by the Official Opening of the RSUA Art Exhibition.

Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and the RSUA Art Exhibition will be formally opened at 7.00 pm. All welcome. More information available

Monuments and Buildings Record 2014 Programme of Public Lectures

The Monuments and Buildings Record's programme of free public lectures returns in 2014 with a host of free events in the public reading room at Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

For further information or to be kept up to date with public events in the MBR please call 028 9054 3159 or email [email protected]

MBR, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA

All events: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (additional lecture in September to coincide with Culture Night Belfast)

Friday 10th January
Marcus Patton, Hearth Housing
Sow's Ears & Silk Purses - Hearth's work with derelict buildings.

Friday 7th February
Prof Audrey Horning, QUB
Ireland in the Virginian Sea: comparative archaeology of early modern Atlantic expansion.

Friday 7th March
Declan Hill, Forum for Alternative Belfast
BELFAST/ a method - ideas for development.

Friday 4th April
Mike King, Down County Museum
Moving, conserving and interpreting the Downpatrick High Cross.

Friday 2nd May
Cormac McSparron, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork
Digging Culture in Derry / Londonderry: Excavations at Elagh Castle and a Seventeenth Century fortification at Prehen House.

Friday 6th June
Dr Rowan McLaughlin, QUB
Rewriting the (Pre) history of Ulster: A synthesis of developer led excavation, monuments and earthworks.

Friday 4th July
Niall Colfer, UCD
Turning Stone into Bread: The Millstone Quarries of the Mourne Mountains.

Friday 1st August
Michael Coulter, Director, Built Heritage
Canals and Navigations - the heritage perspective.

Friday 19th September
1:00pm Sir Robin Masefield
Grey Point Fort - Northern Ireland's Maritime World War One Legacy.
4:00pm Philip Orr, Historian & Author
September 1914- the men of Belfast sign up for the First World War - an illustrated centenary lecture.

Friday 3rd October
Robert Heslip, Belfast City Council
Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces.

Friday 7th November
Dr Emily Murray, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork
Digging up Medieval Derry: Excavations at Bishop Street Within.

Friday 5th December
Dr Philip MacDonald, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork Recent Historical & Archaeological Research at Dundrum Castle.

Accessing the Monuments and Buildings Record

Visit: The publicly accessible Pat Collins Reading Room provides access to records, maps and photographs. Copies of records and photographs may be purchased. No appointment is necessary.

Opening times: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm (excluding public holidays)

Address: Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA