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Showing posts with label Children's Workshops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Children's Workshops. Show all posts

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Mapping Belfast - A Workshop for Children

This Saturday (31st October), PLACE is holding an event in Belfast City Centre for children to explore and create maps of their city experience. 

Meeting at Belfast City Hall at 10.00am, participants will follow a guided walk through the city to PLACE- the Built Environment Centre on Lower Garfield Street (opposite Castle Court), where they will be given the opportunity to ‘draw’ their experience of the city as a map.

Children will receive a goody bag at the end of the event. 

The event will end at 12.00noon. The event is primarily aimed at children from 6-11 but others are very welcome!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

PLACE's Winter Wonderland 2010!

The PLACE Winter Wonderland Model-Making Family Workshops return! Strictly limited places available on Saturday 4th and 11th December for primary school-age children to construct and bring home their self-designed Christmas Crib, Santa’s Grotto or Snow Palace. Materials will be provided.

Workshops start at 11am and will last approx. 2 hours - children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please wear old clothing or bring an apron if you have one - it might get messy!

Places very limited. £5 per child (parent/guardian goes free).
Book now! Call PLACE on 028 9023 2524 or email [email protected]

Admission
£5 per child (parents/guardians go free), materials provided

Contact
[email protected] or phone 028 9023 2524

Workshop Location
PLACE, 40 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5EE

Workshop Facilitator
Jane Larmour

Dates
Saturday 4th December, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 11th December, 11am - 1pm

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Summer at PLACE

As the sun shines on the last day of August we take a look back over our packed summer-schedule at PLACE.

Miguel Martin kicked off the proceedings at the Out of PLACE unit with his ghoulish adaptation of Belfast’s Corn Market, the first in the ‘Paint by Numbers’ series - members of the public were then invited to colour in and bring life to Miguel’s outline. Ryan O’Reilly was up next with his graphic ‘Day or Night’ and architect Eva McDermott’s interactive installation ‘Home’ concluded the series of live paintings - thanks to all the artists and members of the public who contributed!

Janis Steadman then gave us all green finger fever, helping young and old to make use of old roller boots, hats and even an old pram through planting. Once the planting was complete we took our moving garden through the city ending with a tea party at a secret location. Continuing on the garden theme, Andrew Kenny took up residency in Out of PLACE creating miniature hanging planted sculptures which then were distributed around the city and given new homes by members of the public.

Out of PLACE was not only host to the visual arts this summer; local talent Escape Act with the help of The Streetwise Samba Band lead a merry troupe of revellers through Belfast city centre. After a crash course in the basics, members of the public were ready to join the band and get the streets of Belfast pumping with music - no parades commission necessary! Escape Act then preformed an intimate gig in the Castle Lane unit attracting hoards of curious shoppers into what was once a deserted shop unit.

On a more serious note, PLACE also held a series of lunchtime discussions and lectures. Supported by Bagel: Bagel, our lunchtime visitors included Naomi Long (MP), architect Ciaran Mackel, Italian architecture collaborative Stalker, Bernard Clarke of Translink and many many more. We discussed issues of design, policy and community engagement throughout the three talks, ‘Reconnecting the City’, ‘Walking for a U-turn’ and ‘The Road to Nowhere’. Again our thanks go out to all the speakers who kindly attended.

Throughout the summer PLACE continued to deliver its weekend architecture walking tours including , ‘Belfast Churches’, ‘Art Deco Tour’ and a tour of Donegall Square. You can also still visit the Contested Spaces exhibition until 2nd October in PLACE, comprising a series of digital sculptures created by members of the Frank Design team.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our fun-filled summer schedule and we hope to see you all at our many upcoming autumn and winter events!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Lantern Workshop 21st July











Thanks once again to Janis Steadman who helped both young and old create some masterpieces for the garden. The lanterns are now all complete and ready to illuminate Belfast!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Lantern Making tomorrow at out of PLACE!







Join Janis Steadman again tomorrow morning (Wed 21st) for her third and final garden lantern-making workshop! At the end you will be able to take home your lantern to add some architectural merit to your garden or terrace this summer.

Book online, phone 028 9023 2524 or email [email protected] or turn up tomorrow morning! See a map of the venue here.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Moving Garden 17th July











Belfast city centre flourished today as a moving garden made its way through the city ending at a secret location. Many thanks to Janis Steadman who held an insipring and colourful gardening workshop and led the procession.

Thursday, 1 July 2010