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2nd Jun 2019 in Arts

Not one but two festivals launching in the heart of The Cathedral Quarter this week!

As well as the continuation of our popular Lunchtime Learnings, you can get arty or crafty. Read on for our top five and check out everything that’s happening in our What’s On Guide.

Drag, Drink and Draw

Tuesday 4th June, 7pm @ Maverick

Making her Drag, Drink & Draw debut, birthday girl Contessa Titti Von Tramp will be our drag model at Maverick Belfast.

As ever, admission is absolutely free! Enjoy a Beer of the Month for just £2.80 or a Cocktail of the Month for just £6, as you sketch Titti.

The session will start just before 8:00pm but we recommend coming down early to secure a table.

Maverick Belfast’s great selection of beers, wines & cocktails will be available throughout the session. Some drawing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks, pens and pencils

Lunchtime Learning: Shooting great video and photo on your phone

Wednesday 5th June, 12.30pm @ The Black Box

Photos and video are crucial to success with digital marketing. If you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve got most of the tools you need to shoot brilliant content for your business… if you know how to do it!

This workshop will take you through the basics of shooting great photos and capturing simple videos using your phone.

This event is only for businesses and organisations who are Cathedral Quarter BID members. If you’re not sure or have any questions, drop a line to info@destinationcq.com Tickets are free, but are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.

Women’s Work Festival

Launches Wednesday 5th June

Now in its fourth year, Women’s Work is a 5-day festival celebrating women in music. Based in the Oh Yeah Centre, the festival this year features a packed and diverse programme of gigs and educational events, including a podcasting workshop, a breakfast club meet up, film screenings, a career panel and a clothes swap. Performers include CQAF 2019 Artist in Residence DANI.

You can see and download the programme on the website, and all of the Cathedral Quarter Belfast events are in our What’s On Guide.

Belfast Photo Festival

From Kim Happiness by Philippe Chancel.

Launches Thursday 6th June

“The camera never lies,” goes the saying, but in an era of digital manipulation and fake news, does it still ring true?

This year’s Belfast Photo Festival explores this idea, and organisers believe photography has a crucial role to play in an era where billions of new images are captured daily and content is consumed at a staggering rate. They’ve taken “Truth and Lies” as the rather timely theme for this year’s festival, which returns to the city this Thursday.

This year’s festival presents an impressive month-long offering of events and exhibitions exploring the role of photography in the era of post-truth, ‘alternative facts’ and online fakery.

Plant Hanger Workshop

Thursday 6th June, 6pm @ Mike’s Fancy Cheese

The ASTRL Fibres Knot Club will be once again landing down at Mikes Fancy Cheese Shop in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter for the next Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop.

Come learn the basic knots and tips needed to make your own macramé plant hanger and sample some of Mike’s award-winning cheese while you’re at it.

All the necessary materials will be provided and it’s helpful if you bring along your favourite plant pot so you can make your plant hanger to size.

Tea, coffee, cheese and nibbles will be on offer.

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