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Showing posts with label Bangor. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Boom! Collective & Studio repurpose vacant building in Bangor


Boom! Collective & Studio have repurposed the top floor of the former Clinton Cards building on 80 Main Street, Bangor, transforming it from vacant to vibrant. Three creative practitioners, Marianne Kennerley (Multi-discipline designer), Katie Mitchell (Garden designer/illustrator/photographer) and Jo Hatty, (Scultptor/artist) were inspired by their residencies at Project 24 and joined forces to create a workspace of their own for freelance local creatives. 


Boom! Collective & Studios is set up as a social enterprise with five studio spaces and a gallery space, a materials co-op and a creative reference library. They aspire to be a base for the creative industries to meet and share experiences in the heart of Bangor and through repurposing this vacant building, to assist in regenerating the town centre.


Wee Residencies....

Over the 13th,14th, 15th of March, Boom! Collective & Studios are opening their doors and inviting applications for its first Wee Residencies.
Wee Residencies is a collection of sixteen creative residencies taking place in the newly established Boom! Studios. Along with a symbolic funding of £2.00, Wee Residencies will provide access to a Boom! space for a period of 2 hours at an allotted time over the weekend with the outcomes exhibited in the Boom Gallery.

For more information, including the Artists Brief please contact: [email protected]

Twitter:@B00M_Collective
Facebook: Boom-Studios


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

FABB consultation event on Queen's Parade, Bangor / Thurs 19 June, 7.30pm

For A Better Bangor are hosting a consultation event on Thursday 19 June, 7.30pm to discuss the Turley Associates / Department for Social Development's proposals for Queen's Parade, Bangor.



Saturday, 8 February 2014

For A Better Bangor Public Engagement Events

For A Better Bangor (FABB) is a residents’ lobby group, formed in June 2009. The group aims to encourage positive re-development of Bangor's town centre and seafront.

Queen's Parade site. Credit: www.project24ni.com

In December 2013 the group received support from the NIEA NGO Challenge Fund to deliver a series of public engagement events. The first of these events will take place on Thursday 13 February at 7.30pm upstairs in the Red Berry, Main Street, Bangor (tea, coffee and refreshments provided). All ideas are welcome at this event and FABB encourage as many people as possible to attend. To confirm attendance or find out more please email: [email protected]

The series of events will continue with a walking tour on Sunday 2nd March, 3pm. Booking essential - more details to follow.

Two further evening engagement events will take place at the Red Berry, Main Street, Bangor on Thursday 13 March, 7.30pm and Thursday 3 April, 7.30pm. FABB hope that these events will generate constructive discussion and seek to gather as many views and ideas as possible, to then present to the agencies responsible for the regeneration of Bangor.

A community design workshop is also proposed for March. More details to follow.

Friday, 16 August 2013

A Review of the PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013

The PLACE Urban Design Academy 2013 took place in the first week of August. Following last year's event at the Obel in Belfast, this second edition was held in the somewhereto_ re:store venue, occupying an empty retail space on Bangor Main Street. Young people aged 14 - 19 explored the built environment through workshops, tours and talks.

PLACE Urban Design Academy participants.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Walking Tour of Bangor's Built Heritage | Sun 4 Aug

On Sunday 4th August Ian McQuiston and Joe Drew, current and former Chairmen of FABB (For a Better Bangor), will lead a walking tour of Bangor's built heritage. The tour is part of the Open House Festival 2013.


Following in the footsteps of Columbanus, the tour travels from the Abbey to the Long Hole, tracing the town’s Christian beginnings through to its zenith in Victorian and Edwardian period. Experience the changing face of Bangor and enjoy the many fine buildings, including the Town Hall, churches, banks, hotels and the unique Post Office. Appreciate the restored Walled Garden and imaginative reuse of the Harbour Master’s building. Learn about Charles Lanyon's railway station, discuss the future of the vacant Courthouse, and debate the future possibilities for Queen’s Parade and the former Leisure Centre site.

Date: Sunday 4th August
Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Car Park opposite Bangor Bus & Train Station
Tickets: £5 each. Click Here to book.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Volunteering opportunity this Summer: Urban Design Academy 2013

PLACE is a small but busy Charity working for better places to live, work and play across Northern Ireland. Our Volunteer Programme offers people of all ages the opportunity to be a part of the PLACE team.

The Volunteer Team motivating our students at last year's Urban Design Academy. Photo by Ollie Watts.
We have a new opportunity for interested people to join the Urban Design Academy Volunteer Team. We expect the team will be made up of 5 volunteers. 

From 5-9 August this year, we're holding our 2nd Annual Urban Design Academy in Bangor. Young people aged 14-19 will be immersed in 5 days of architecture, urban design, public art, building visits, sketching, photography, history and more.

We're looking for volunteers to get involved in the planning, marketing and delivery of the 2013 Academy. Starting in early July, this volunteer post will give you skills in event management, education and learning activities, marketing, audience development and more.

This role is voluntary, for a 2-month period between July and September 2013, and can be full or part time (suggested 3 days per week). Out-of-pocket expenses (for spending like public transport, car parking and lunch) will be covered.

This volunteering role is particularly suited to students and graduates in built environment or education subjects (e.g. Architecture, Planning, Urban Design). However, no particular qualifications are necessary. We can only accept applications for this role from people aged 21 or over.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Thursday 11 July 2013

Volunteers will be based at PLACE in Belfast City Centre, and there may be occasional travel to other parts of Northern Ireland, particularly to Bangor where the Academy will take place. Volunteers will be supported by PLACE Staff. Some training will be provided but we welcome applicants with the knowledge and initiative to work on their own.

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How to apply
Please email a short CV (1 or 2 sides of A4) and a statement answering the following two questions:

1. What would you bring to the team? (Max 300 words)
2. What do you hope to achieve through the position? (Max 300 words)

Selection will be made on the basis of your ability to contribute to the organisation and your commitment to gaining a valuable and meaningful work experience.

Send your application to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Thursday 11 July 2013. No applications received after this time can be considered. Please title your email with ‘Academy Volunteer’.

We aim to reply to all applicants by email, whether successful or not. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to interview for their position.

If selected, volunteers will be asked to undertake an Access NI check.

If you have any queries regarding the volunteer roles or the application process, please contact us at PLACE: phone 028 9023 2524 or email [email protected]

Find out more about PLACE on our website: www.placeni.org

Saturday, 13 November 2010

SWITCH Project in Bangor starts this weekend


North Down Borough Council and the Switch project have teamed up to bring 8 international artists into an outdoor gallery of empty shop units. Click the flyer above to enlarge.

13th-21st November. Tours Sat 13th and Thurs 18th, departing 6pm from the Marine Court Hotel.

Read more: http://www.s-w-i-t-c-h.org/2010/bangor.html