Showing posts with label Arts Extra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arts Extra. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Preview: Art Deco Belfast Tour

In advance of the tours starting this Saturday, our tour guide Frances gives us a taster of the fascinating PLACE Art Deco Belfast walking tour in Belfast in August 2011. Thanks to Arts Extra on BBC Radio Ulster for the interview, and thanks to our volunteer Roisin at PLACE for putting the video together.

Sinclairs Dept Store, one of the buildings on this month's Art Deco tour. Photo by Daniel Donet.
Join us for the Art Deco Belfast tour this August: The Art Deco 2011 season runs from 6th-28th August. For more information and to book tickets, visit

Thursday, 17 June 2010

out of PLACE on Arts Extra

Ahead of this morning's out of PLACE launch (see more info here), Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network and Amberlea Neely of PLACE spoke on last night's Arts Extra (the piece is at the beginning of the show).

Also note that today's launch is at out of PLACE on Castle Lane, rather than PLACE on Fountain Street as mentioned on the show.

BBC iPlayer: Arts Extra, 16th June 2010

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Resounding Rivers on Arts Extra

Above: Matt Green (centre) at the launch on Thursday evening. Resounding Rivers continues until 5th June at PLACE and sites around Belfast city centre.

You can hear Matt Green and Michael Hegarty (Director, PLACE) discuss the Resounding Rivers project with Marie Louise Muir on Wednesday's Arts Extra, via the iPlayer. Click here (starts around 24 mins).

Friday, 26 March 2010

Arts Extra: Public art and public spaces

Above: Artists rendering of the Mute Meadow public art installation at the Ebrington Barracks in Derry.

Marie Louise Muir talked to three of yesterday's Lives and Spaces panel on last night's Arts Extra: Head of sculpture at NCAD, Philip Napier; Michael Hegarty, PLACE Director; and Ciaran Mackel of ARD Ciaran Mackel Architects.

The discussion centred mostly on what public art and "iconic buildings" Northern Ireland wanted to see - Ciaran and Michael were keen to argue that the starting point must be the quality of our ordinary buildings and public space.

The segment begins at around 18:30.

BBC iPlayer: Arts Extra, 25/03/2010 (available until Thurs 1st April)

Friday, 12 March 2010

Belfast architecture special on Arts Extra last night

Above: The Forum for Alternative Belfast's map of the "missing city" of Belfast - you can pick up a copy at PLACE

Last night's Arts Extra on BBC Radio Ulster featured three Belfast voices in architecture and regeneration.

One of the major problems with the current model of development is that "vast swathes of our local community...are unable to raise adequate criticism", says Doug Elliott. He objects particularly to the redevelopment of the Ulster Museum, and says the design of Victoria Square has a similarly detrimental effect on the city to that of the Castle Court shopping centre.

Mark Hackett also has his sights set on the area around CastleCourt, with the reopening of Berry Street and the redevelopment of Bank Square two of the key items on the agenda for the Forum for Alternative Belfast.

Meanwhile, Patricia Freedman discusses the work of the Cathedral Quarter Steering Group and some of the issues raised at Tuesday's panel discussion.

BBC iPlayer: Arts Extra 11/03/2010 (available for 6 more days)

Read more:
- BD Online: Final bid to halt Ulster Museum extension plan
- Belfast City of Quarters Conference - 25th & 26th March
- Forum for Alternative Belfast