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Monday, 27 April 2015

The Antrim Coast in the Age of Industry, 1750 - 1890 / Lecture Series at PRONI

PRONI will be delivering a series of lunchtime lectures in April, May and June 2015 examining the arrival of Victorian technology and industrial activity in the Antrim coast and Glens. Until the 1800s much of the Antrim coast and Glens was wild and hard to access. During the nineteenth century the landscape was opened up and efforts were made to bring about an industrial revolution, like that of Belfast, in the country villages and peat-bogs.

All lectures will run from 1pm - 2pm in PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. Lectures are free but advanced booking recommended. Email [email protected] or phone 028 9053 4800.



Tuesday 28 April 2015
The Industrial Heritage of the Antrim Glens 
Fred Hamond

Tuesday 5 May 2015
The Limestone Town of Glenarm: Quarries & Quarrymen
Gerard Muldoon

Thursday 21 May 2015
Ballintoy Project: How to Organise a Local History Group
Robert Corbett

Tuesday 26 May 2015
William Bald and the Making of the Antrim Coast Road, 1832 - 1840
Desmond McCabe

Tuesday 2 June 2015
Iron and Stone: The Earls of Antrim as Victorian Industrialists
Ian Montgomery






Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Local authority management of the Historic Environment in NI: Learning from Elsewhere - 14th May 2015

The Northern Ireland Branch of the IHBC is holding a half-day seminar on the implications for the historic environment arising from local government reform.

Speakers from Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will provide valuable insights into local authority management of the historic environment in other jurisdictions, the critical importance of centre-local relations in the new planning system, and the potential interface between conservation and community planning.

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Anna Irwin, Senior Conservation and Environment Officer, Wrexham County Borough Council
  • Tom Cassidy, Conservation Officer, Limerick City and County Council
  • Gavan Rafferty, Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Development, Ulster University
  • Andrew McClelland, Chair, IHBC Northern Ireland Committee
Registration and refreshments are from 9.30am. The event begins at 10.00am. Lunch will be provided at 1.00pm.

Date: 14th May 2015
Time: 9.30am - 1pm
Venue: Clifton House, Belfast
Registration: £10 per person. Click https://eventbrite.com/event/16454888013/.
Event Questions: Email Nicola Donnelly: [email protected]
Parking: Free within the grounds of Clifton House.



Friday, 19 December 2014

UAHS 2015 Programme of Events

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (UAHS) works to promote appreciation and enjoyment of good architecture of all periods and encourages the conservation, restoration and re-use of Ulster’s built heritage to regenerate and sustain our communities. The organisation has developed a programme of public events for 2015.




William Kent: An Appreciation
Thursday 29 January
Lecture by Professor James Stevens Curl
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting of the Society
Wednesday 18 February
Guest speaker, Dr David Fleming, Chair of the Irish Georgian Society
Belmont Tower, Belfast, 7pm

Derry / Londonderry: Walled City Treasure Hunt & Tour of the City
Saturday 28 March

Visit to Galgorm / Gracehill
Saturday 25 April

Historic Houses of Co.Tyrone
Saturday 9 May 

Architectural Pub Tour 
Thursday 11 June 

IGS / UAHS Summer School in Counties Armagh & Monaghan
Thursday 25 June - Saturday 27 June

Visit to Counties Cavan and Monaghan
Saturday 4 July

Visit to Central Belfast featuring Riddel’s Warehouse
Saturday 18 July

Teddy Bears Picnic at Marlacoo House, Portadown
Saturday 25 July

Roller Derby, Belfast
August

Historic Houses of Fingal
Saturday 22 August

Architects of Ulster: Young and Mackenzie, a Transformational Provincial Practice 1850 - 1960
Thursday 27 August
Lecture by Dr Paul Harron
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 7.30pm

Wilhemena Geddes
September
Lecture by Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Culture Night, Belfast 
Friday 18 September

Weekend in South Oxfordshire
Friday 25 - Monday 28 September 

Visit to the Yacht Club & Oratory, Dun Laoghaire
Saturday 3 October 

War Memorials
Thursday 5 November
Lecture by Professor Keith Jeffery
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast 7.30pm

Open House
Saturday 5 December
66 Donegall Pass, Belfast, 10am - 2pm


For more information, please www.uahs.org.uk.

NIEA Monuments & Building Record 2015 Programme of Public Lectures

A programme of public lectures in the Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) has been announced for 2015. All are welcome to attend these lectures and admission is free. As space is limited, however, you are advised to come early to secure a seat.

Lecture Times: Fridays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Monument & Buildings Record, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA




Marks of Time - The Buildings of Derry~Londonderry
Friday 9 January
Manus Deery, Principal Conservation Architect, NIEA

The Archaeology of the Ballycastle Collieries, Ireland’s Oldest Coal Fields
Friday 6 February
Thomas McErlean, Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Lost Industrial Archaeology of the Mournes
Friday 6 March 
Stephen Russell, Historic Monuments Council

The Irish Heritage Trust, the story so far
Friday 20 March
Kevin Baird, Irish Heritage Trust

The Geoarchaeology of County Down’s High Crosses and Round Towers
Friday 3 April 
Ian Meighan, Trinity College Dublin

Rediscovering the Lost Town and Gardens of Dunluce Castle: The Dunluce Project Archaeology & Conservation
Friday 1 May 
Andrew Gault, Archaeologist, NIEA

Monday, 27 October 2014

Relaunch of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation NI Branch - Thursday 12 November, 5pm

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) in Northern Ireland will relaunch on Thursday 12 November 2014 at Clifton House, Clifton Street, Belfast.

Clifton House. Credit: www.panoramio.com/photo/3400930

5.00pm: Arrival & Coffee
5.30pm: Welcome - What the IHBC can do for you
5.50pm: AGM: Branch updates and voting in the committee
6.00pm: Talks from Dawson Stelfox & Alastair Coey
6.45pm: Discussion
7.00pm: Close and canapes

To reserve your place please email Kate Kendall - [email protected]

Friday, 29 August 2014

Heritage Tours: Rediscover the Strand

Heritage Tours | August - December 2014

The Strand Arts Centre, a not-for-profit cinema and arts centre, is hosting a series of heritage tours once a month until December. The tour is led by the Strand's expert projectionist and film enthusiast Alan McClurg. Explore the unique Art Deco architecture and traditional movie theatre and go behind the scenes to see the workings of an original 35mm film projector.

  • 30 August, 12.30pm
  • 13 September, 12.30pm
  • 18 October, 12.30pm
  • 8th November, 12.30pm
  • 20th December, 12.30pm

Availability is limited to 10 people so booking is essential. To book, please visit www.strandartscentre.com, phone 028 9067 3500 or call in to the Strand at 152-154 Holywood Road, Belfast. Cost: £3 per person. For further information please click here for the Strand Heritage brochure.


Credit: Strand Arts Centre.

EHOD Tours | Sat 13 & Sun 14 August 2014

The Strand Arts Centre is opening for European Heritage Open Days 2014 and offering tours of the distinctive art-deco building. For more information please visit www.strandartscentre.com or phone 028 9067 3500.

Credit: Strand Arts Centre.

About the Strand Arts Centre

The Strand began as a movie theatre in 1935 designed in an art deco style, with design influences from the nearby shipyards. After closure for a period in the 1980's the building was purchased by the current landlord’s father and re-opened in 1986 as a variety theatre seating over 1,000 people. By 1989 a complete internal refurbishment of the Strand provided a four-screen cinema. A refurbishment of the external facade in 1999 by Robinson Patterson Partnership (RPP) architects emphasised the art deco facade and attracted an RIBA award. The Strand is now a not-for-profit Cinema & Arts Centre, running and hosting film, comedy, music, theatre and various live events.


Credit: Strand Arts Centre.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Sow's Ears & Silk Purses - Hearth's work with derelict buildings | Friday 10 January

The first of the 2014 MBR Public Lectures will take place in the Pat Collins reading room in Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast. BT1 2LA this Friday 10th January, 1pm. Free entry.

MBR, 5 - 33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

'Sow's Ears & Silk Purses' will explore Hearth's work with derelict buildings

For further information please call 028 9054 3159 or email [email protected].

Monday, 18 November 2013

Crumlin Road Courthouse Consultation Event at Crumlin Road Gaol | Thursday 21 November, 1.30pm - 8pm

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced that a public consultation event is to be held at Crumlin Road Gaol to consider a range of options that could rejuvenate the Crumlin Road Courthouse.


The event will take place in the Lower Circle conference facility in Crumlin Road Gaol from 1.30pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 21 November. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

European Walled Towns Symposium | Thursday 24 October 2013, Derry~Londonderry

The Symposium takes place from 23 - 26 October 2013 and is hosted by the European Walled Towns Association, Holywell Trust and Derry City Council.


European Walled Towns Symposium

Through an engaging programme of lectures and activities 'Historic Towns - Walled Towns' aims to bring different communities in Europe together to share their expertise and local experiences in the following fields, and particularly against the backdrop of the economic crisis:
  • Balancing heritage conservation with job creation & regeneration priorities;
  • Engaging people and business in heritage;
  • Heritage management in post-conflict or contested spaces;
  • Creating a heritage legacy from Cities of Culture.
Speakers from various backgrounds and nationalities will present their best practice examples and three elaborate workshops allow delegates to engage in local challenges. Additionally, there is ample opportunity to connect with other delegates in a number of social events.

Historic Walled Towns - Walled Towns | Thursday 24 October 2013


Programme

Thursday, 5 September 2013

‘Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces’ | 23 - 26 September 2013

The Causeway Museum Service and MINOM are offering engaged practitioners an opportunity to join a participatory event looking at case studies over four days in an area of post-Troubles Northern Ireland - 'Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces'.

The aim of the symposium is to identify transferable best practice, looking both at overt conflict and implicit societal tensions including place, gender, belief, to name a few. 


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The fabric of built heritage - an urban study of Belfast City Centre | Wed 19 June, 12.30 - Black Box, Hill Street

"Through the study of streets, arcades, the high street and industrial buildings in Belfast City Centre, Erl Johnston, Sara Love, Eoin McKenna and Nicola Woods shed light on the significance of these spaces and structures for the livelihood of the city, while outlining the value of reuse and temporary use of important pieces of the urban fabric."


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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The fabric of built heritage - an urban study of Belfast City Centre | Wed 19 June, 12.30, Black Box, Belfast

City centres are dense and intense urban areas. In the last couple of centuries, many city centres have increasingly changed from industrial and residential to commercial and leisure spaces. These changes became more dramatic by the end of the twentieth century, affecting the way we use and perceive urban spaces and the buildings that bind them.

Belfast is no exception, and with the broad process of suburbanization and zoning since the 1970s the city centre has become a space of either retail or abandoned and derelict spaces. Within this process, much significant built heritage has become at risk of dereliction and demolition.
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The conservation and reuse of existing structures as part of an integrated urban environment is only now gaining momentum. Existing and abandoned buildings represent a substantially under-utilised resource, while adaptive reuse could play a pivotal role in the regeneration of the built environment. The combined study of urban morphology and architectural heritage provides an innovative approach to urban design, not only concerned with the preservation of buildings but with a holistic and efficient reuse in the context of streets and public spaces. The project investigates the existing urban fabric of Belfast through surveying and mapping the streets in the city and the buildings that bind them, analysing among others, proportions, materials, urban furniture, mobility and accessibility of both streets and buildings.

Through the study of streets, arcades, the high street and industrial buildings in Belfast City Centre, Erl Johnston, Sara Love, Eoin McKenna and Nicola Woods shed light on the significance of these spaces and structures for the livelihood of the city, while outlining the value of reuse and temporary use of important pieces of the urban fabric.

This lunchtime event will be held in the Black Box Green Room on Wednesday19th June at 12.30pm.

Monday, 8 April 2013

'Quality Streets' Launch | Templemore Baths, 12th April, 12pm

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society launch 'Quality Streets' on Friday 12th April at 12pm. The short animation, produced in partnership with Hearth Housing Association, demonstrates how traditional terraced housing can be retro-fitted using energy efficient measures, looking at McMaster Street in East Belfast as an example.


McMaster Street, Belfast. Photo by Gary Potter.

Date: 12th April 2013
Time: 12.00pm
Venue: Templemore Baths, Templemore Avenue, Belfast BT5 4FW
Tea and coffee provided.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Critical Writing Part 1 of 2 - Belfast of Old

The following was written by PLACE Volunteer and University of Ulster PhD Student Andrew Molloy as part of a critical writing workshop held at PLACE in January 2013.

This is a critical article on the listed St Georges Church, meant as a companion piece to a critique of the MAC by Andrew, found here.

Sometimes I get a peculiar feeling when I walk down High Street. I imagine the Farset bubbling away beneath my feet from it’s source high up in the Black Mountain, now demeaned to flowing through a sewer pipe to join the Lagan. I imagine the broad avenue as it would have been; a dirt track running along the south bank of the stream connecting the motte and bailey of Belfast’s original castle and the ‘Chapel of the Ford’ situated at the sandbank formed by the confluence of the Farset, the Blackstaff and the Lagan, giving Belfast it’s name.


Map of Belfast in 1300 (showing Castle and Chapel)
compared with 2008 map


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Realising the Value of NI's Historic Environment | Fri 1 Feb, 1pm, MBR, Belfast

Northern Ireland Environment Agency will host a lecture in the MBR, NIEA, Hill Street, Belfast on Friday 1st February, 1pm. Realising the Value of Northern Ireland's Historic Environment will be hosted by Dr Brian Williams of NIEA's Strategy Group. 

For more information phone NIEA on 02890 543159.

NIEA MBR, Hill Street, Belfast.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

UAHS Heritage Time Conference | Tues 30 Oct 2012, ChristChurch, Belfast

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society present a conference aimed at promoting the continued use, sustainable reuse and adaption of historic buildings at the heart of communities by the government, local groups and private individuals. Heritage Time will take place at ChristChurch, Belfast on Tuesday 30th October 2012, 9am - 3pm. The application to attend (see end of post) should be returned to the UAHS by post or email: [email protected]

Credit: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Rathlin Island Seminar | 24 October, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Waterman House, 5 - 33 Hill Street, Belfast

Northern Ireland Environment Agency: Built Heritage is holding an archaeological seminar on the theme of Rathlin Island to mark the publication of Rathlin Island: An Archaeological Survey of a Maritime Landscape by Wes Forsythe and Rosemary McConkey.

Credit:  NIEA: Built Heritage.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday 24th October from 1:30 - 4:30pm in the Monuments and Buildings Record, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Town Parks, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, pre-booking is essential. To reserve a place please email [email protected] or Tel 028 9054 3159.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Using Tax Incentives to Revive Historic Buildings

The UAHS and RICS present a seminar next Friday 22nd June at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Click the flyer below for details.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Photoblog: Castle Ward

Our photoblogger David Bunting recently took a trip to historic National Trust property, Castle Ward. Here are some of the shots he took of the building and its richly decorated rooms.

Photo from David Bunting, Images-NI.

Photo from David Bunting, Images-NI.

Photo from David Bunting, Images-NI.

Photo from David Bunting, Images-NI.
See more of Castle Ward's sumptuous interiors after the jump.