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Shared Reading 1
Jan
7
to Dec 17

Shared Reading 1

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Mondays 2pm - 3pm - No Registration Required!
Donations appreciated.
Every week. Hosted by: Marnie Kennedy

Shared Reading brings people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.

Just drop in and enjoy listening to a story or poem – no pressure to talk or read.

“Shared Reading means being part of a community… it is a peaceful place to reflect.”

“It slows you down and reminds you to listen.”

“It’s a chance to share and savour the delights of the short story and an opportunity to connect in a meaningful way with others.”

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Shared Reading 3
Sep
16
to Dec 16

Shared Reading 3

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Mondays 9.30am - 10.30am During Term Time
No Registration Required!
Donations appreciated.
Every week. Hosted by: Marnie Kennedy

Shared Reading brings people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.

Just drop in and enjoy listening to a story or poem – no pressure to talk or read.

“Shared Reading means being part of a community… it is a peaceful place to reflect.”

“It slows you down and reminds you to listen.”

“It’s a chance to share and savour the delights of the short story and an opportunity to connect in a meaningful way with others.”

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Story Time for Little Ones
Sep
17
to Dec 31

Story Time for Little Ones

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10:00 – 11:00
Donations appreciated
Every Tuesday
Hosted by: Marnie Kennedy

An hour of fun with books! For parents and their babies & toddlers. Grandparents and other carers welcome too!
We encourage participants to make a voluntary contribution towards running costs. Stories @ The Duncairn is a volunteerled, community literature project with Shared Reading, creative writing and storytelling at its heart. Get in touch if you have ideas or would like to be involved.

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The Stitch Cafe
Sep
17
to Dec 17

The Stitch Cafe

Mondays 10:30 – 13:30
Donations appreciated
Teacher: Aroona Murphy
No Registration Required.

Love, or want to love knitting and crochet? We meet every Monday for all things knit and crochet. Come and go as you please. It’s FREE to attend, start up materials are supplied and we’re a very friendly bunch!

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Sing for Fun
Sep
17
to Dec 17

Sing for Fun

1pm – 2.30pm
Donations appreciated
Every Tuesday
Hosted by: Karen Diamond

Sing For Fun does exactly what it says on the tin!  No auditions, no solos, just a group of people who love to sing everything and anything, good, bad or indifferent this group is all about fun. 

Karen Diamond, Music Therapist by trade and general all-round fun-loving singer takes us through our paces with breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and a range of musical genres that send us away home smiling and humming as we go.  

We meet on Tuesdays, 1.00pm to 2.30pm to get our groove on; we will be moving to fortnightly sessions so its advisable to give us a call to see when our timetable begins.

This is a donation based class, from a penny to a pound we are grateful for all contributions.

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Shared Reading 2
Sep
17
to Dec 24

Shared Reading 2

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Tuesdays 2pm - 3pm - No Registration Required!
Donations appreciated.
Every week. Hosted by: Marnie Kennedy


Shared Reading brings people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.

Just drop in and enjoy listening to a story or poem – no pressure to talk or read.

“Shared Reading means being part of a community… it is a peaceful place to reflect.”

“It slows you down and reminds you to listen.”

“It’s a chance to share and savour the delights of the short story and an opportunity to connect in a meaningful way with others.”

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Drop in Yoga
Sep
17
to Dec 17

Drop in Yoga

17:15 – 18:15
Donation based
Every week
Teacher: Justine Brown

Taught by qualified Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher Justine Brown, this will be a gentle class focusing on breath led mindful movements finishing with a nurturing guided relaxation. The class is suitable for anyone over 16 years old. 

Please bring a cosy blanket for the relaxation and a yoga mat if you have one — there will be a limited number available at the class.

As this is a drop-in donation-based class, there is no need to book — you just turn up on the night and pay what you can afford.

Email justine.brown@belfasttrust.hscni.net with any questions.

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Upcycling & Textile Art
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Upcycling & Textile Art

CREATE.DESTRESS.BE SOCIAL

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Teacher: Bernadette Carlin

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Upcycling is all the rage right now. It’s an eco-trend all about creating your own unique style from cast-offs, and while you’re at it you can have fun and be inspired by the myriad ways of re-using unwanted stuff. During this course we will:

-       Turn your unloved denim trousers or skirt into a stylish bag.
-       Learn how to personalise a baby grow or an item of choice with a beautiful applique design - Appliquéis a decorative ornamental needlework in which fabric shapes are stitched together. 
-       Learn the art of free motion or freehand machine embroidery, using coloured threads to create stunning textiles and learn some simple hand embroidery stitches to complete a piece of Textile Art to be framed or made into a cushion. 

All abilities welcome and all materials provided.

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Follow on Ceramics
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Follow on Ceramics

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Eimear O’Caoilte

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *


Have you completed the beginner’s ceramic course? Well come along to the follow-on class! During these eight weeks participants will take the knowledge they have gained during their beginner’s sessions and develop their skill and creativity further. Introducing new clays and making techniques, participants will expand on their designs and finished products to a higher and more professional finish. 

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Intermediate Painting and Drawing
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Intermediate Painting and Drawing

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Patricia Campbell UWS

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

This exciting course is ideal for those who have completed an introductory painting and drawing course, and would like to further develop their practice. Participants will build upon their core skills and confidence by further exploring and linking artistic techniques and subject matter. Throughout the course, we will study a range of interesting past and contemporary artists’ work to inform your own personal art practice. The course will cover a range of topics, such as portrait painting, observational/perspective techniques, and colour theory - all centred on developing your passion for drawing and painting. 

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Photography Level 1&2
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Photography Level 1&2

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£70.00 full rate + £60.00 concession rate
Taught by: Stan Nikolov

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *


This course will provide an introduction to digital photography. You will learn how to control the settings of the camera and how that affects the image. We will cover all the basics including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, depth of field, as well as composition and different styles of photography such as documentary, portrait, architecture, event photography etc. We will also look at how to sequence images to be able to tell a story. 

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your own portfolio project / photo essay, and at the end of the course you will have the chance for your work to be printed in the form of a small book or portfolio.

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Gaeilge / Irish Language
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Gaeilge / Irish Language

Registration is free, Donations are appreciated

Mondays 7-9pm
8 week course

BUN RANG ÍOCHTAR / LOWER BEGINNERS CLASS

If you have never had previous contact or have only had very minimal contact with the Irish language, then this is the class for you. Each September, the bunrang íochtar starts afresh with a new cohort of learners and we assume that you have had no previous knowledge of Irish.

Teacher: Tarlach Ó Branagáin

MEÁN RANG UACHTAR / UPPER IMPROVERS CLASS
For learners who have developed significant confidence in their conversational and reading ability through Irish. This class would also be suitable for people who were previously proficient in the language but who have lost some vocabulary and / or confidence in their ability to converse in Irish.

Teacher: Fionntán Mac Coitir

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Intro to Ceramics
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Ceramics

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Eimear O’Caoilte

This introduction class is designed solely for beginners, helping them to learn and gain experience in hand building ceramics. Through the course of the eight weeks, participants will develop their making skills and learn different hand building techniques from pinch pots to slab building a vase.  Finishing off with glazing techniques, participants can develop further creative ways to complete their work. This is a course for beginners, so come along and have some fun!

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Box Fiddle Making
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Box Fiddle Making

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
15 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Rab Cherry

In just 15 weeks you will make your own fully functional fiddle. Box fiddles were commonly made in Ireland in times past, as well as in the folk traditions of the U.S.A where they’re referred to as cigar box fiddles. Indeed, they’ve been made all over the world, generally in situations where improvising was called for. And although this has mostly been in folk traditions, the box fiddle has much in common with the medieval fiddle. It has all the main components of a standard violin, including internal blocks, linings, bass bar, sound post, scroll, etc. And while you are in the process of making your fiddle, you will develop skills in using planes and saws, as well as measuring, gluing, preparing the surfaces for varnishing, and varnishing with a brush.

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Fashion Design Occasionwear : Tops
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Fashion Design Occasionwear : Tops

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
6 week course
£60.00
Taught by: Chloe Dougan


This six week fashion course is ideal for beginners or avid sewers. 

Each week we will learn sewing skills, pattern skills and will make and design a top and\or a blouse perfect for a night out or a special occasion. Previous sewing skills are not essential, but will be helpful.

 Topics covered in the course: 

-       How to thread your machine
-       Wind a bobbin
-       Selection of basic stitches
-       Inserting a zip
-       Fabric knowledge 
-       How to use and understand a pattern 
-       Making a toile 
-       End production, your own top/blouse perfect for any special occasion. 

This class is fun and informal, and open to all skills levels - being respectful of first time stitchers! Sewing machines will be provided but please feel free to bring your own if you prefer to work on a familiar machine. Materials and equipment provided.

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Intro to Print Making
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Print Making

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Lucy Turner

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Artist Lucy Turner will run a series of stimulating and creative workshops to introduce you to a variety of printmaking techniques including mono printing using a Gelli Plate, which is a simple and fun introduction to print without the need for a printing press. This will be followed by old school traditional lino cut, the linear approach of drypoint, and additions with collagraph. Each process is stand alone, or you can add texture and depth to your work with mixed media.


This 8-week workshop programme will help you explore your ideas with confidence. It will help you to experiment freely, and it focuses on bringing home a suite of hand printed imagery for you to frame or gift.

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Intro to Painting and Drawing
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Painting and Drawing

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Patricia Campbell UWS

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Participants will be taught and guided in a relaxed, creative and fun environment by Ulster Watercolour Society Artist, Trisha Campbell. This course is ideal for beginners wishing to learn new drawing and painting skills, as well as those who would like a refresher course for their skills. 

As the course progresses we will experiment with a range of artistic media whilst covering different subjects and techniques, giving participants the opportunity to explore a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, inks and pastels.

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A-Level Art Clinic
Mar
13
to Mar 27

A-Level Art Clinic

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Wednesday 13th, 20th & 27th February
Free

Facing your A Level Art submission in the New Year?… Perhaps feeling a bit lost, isolated and looking for an opportunity to share, chat, hang out with other students feeling the same way about your creative portfolio? Well this is for you!

We are opening our doors in February to offer all you hard working students an opportunity to hang out with friends from your class and other local schools to share ideas or even break down that proverbial blank wall.

Some local artists and art teachers are kindly offering their time and expertise to assist you with all things arty in an effort to provide what you might feel is some much needed inspiration! Tea/Coffee will be on tap, you just need to turn up and make the space your own for a couple of hours.

To express interest, or tell us your coming, please contact debbie@174trust.org, we would love to see you.

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Intermediate Painting and Drawing
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Intermediate Painting and Drawing

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Patricia Campbell UWS

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

This exciting course is ideal for those who have completed an introductory course in painting and drawing, who would like to develop their skills further.
Participants will explore and build upon their core skills and confidence in exploring line, tone and colour by engaging with a range of techniques and media. Throughout the course, we will study a range of interesting past and contemporary artists work to inform your own art practice. 
We will cover a range of topics, such as portrait painting, observational/perspective techniques and colour theory with a focus on developing your passion for drawing and painting.

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Photography Level 1&2
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Photography Level 1&2

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£70.00 full rate + £60.00 concession rate
Taught by: Stan Nikolov

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Introduction to Digital Photography Level 1&2 - Photo Project

This course will provide an introduction to digital photography. You will learn how to control the settings of the camera and how that affects the image. We will cover all the basics like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, depth of field, as well as composition and different styles of photography such as documentary, portrait, architecture, event photography etc. and also how to sequence images to be able to tell a story.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your own portfolio project / photo essay and will have an opportunity to try editing software such as Photoshop.

At the end of the course you will also get a chance to get your work printed in the form of a small book or portfolio.

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Sewing and Textiles
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sewing and Textiles

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Teacher: Bernadette Carlin

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Come along to our friendly relaxed beginner and intermediate sewing classes. Learn to use a sewing machine and gain some foundation sewing skills. These classes are designed to build the knowledge and confidence necessary for participants to complete a number of sewing projects over the course of 8 weeks. Each class will introduce you to new skills and techniques and give you something to take home and be proud of!

Some of the projects will include: bunting, a lined tote bag, a lined make-up bag with a zip and an introduction to free motion embroidery.

If you have your own sewing machine please bring it along if not, we have some machines available.

This is a great opportunity to learn new or improve your sewing skills.

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Follow on Ceramics
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Follow on Ceramics

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Eimear O’Caoilte

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *


Have you completed the beginner’s ceramic course? Well come along to the follow-on class! During these 8 weeks participants will take the knowledge they have gained during their beginner’s sessions and develop their skill and creativity further. Introducing new clays and making techniques, participants will expand on their designs and finished products to a higher and more professional finish

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Gaeilge / Irish Language
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Gaeilge / Irish Language

Registration is free, Donations are appreciated

Mondays 7-9pm
8 week course

BUN RANG ÍOCHTAR / LOWER BEGINNERS CLASS

If you have never had previous contact or have only had very minimal contact with the Irish language, then this is the class for you. Each September, the bunrang íochtar starts afresh with a new cohort of learners and we assume that you have had no previous knowledge of Irish.

Teacher: Tarlach Ó Branagáin

MEÁN RANG UACHTAR / UPPER IMPROVERS CLASS
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone due to a late change in the teachers schedule. Apologies to all who have registered. Class will return next term.

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Fashion Design: Quick Makes
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Fashion Design: Quick Makes

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
6 week course
£60.00
Taught by: Chloe Dougan


This informal class is fun for all skills level. The class will be split into 2 easy make projects throughout the duration of the 6 weeks and you will be making your very own kimono and
easy fitting top. The class will learn sewing skills, basic pattern cutting knowledge and sewing terminology.

Sewing skills helpful but not necessary. You may bring your own sewing machine and tools if you wish although centre will provide these.

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Intro to Ceramics
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Ceramics

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Eimear O’Caoilte

This introduction class is designed solely for beginners to learn and gain experience in hand building ceramics. Through the course of the 8 weeks, participants will develop their making skills and learn different hand building techniques from pinch pots to slab building a vase. Finishing off with glazing techniques, participants can develop further creative ways to complete their work.

Its for beginners, so come along and have some fun!

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Crafting For Beginners
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Crafting For Beginners

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
6 week course
£60.00 full rate
Taught by: Debbie Young


All ye beginners get ready for a new adventure in arts and crafts. 6 weeks of glorious, fun filled permission to play activity!!!

We will be working with a wide variety of arts and crafts materials to make work such as, a miniature piece of felt textile art, or perhaps have a go at crafting a new member to your family in the guise of a felted Angel; we will be jumping into embroidery to design and create your very own piece of hoop art; getting sticky having a dabble at one of the widely enjoyed trend crafts of the day Decoupage, and if we aren’t exhausted by all this new learning then we can have a go at Victorian Quilling and Interior Wreath making.

Geared towards absolute beginners, this short course gives you insight into how easy it is to bring out your creative side, while making quality work that you will be proud to keep or give as a gift. We all have it in us, come give it a try!

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Intro to Print Making
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Print Making

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Lucy Turner

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

A course to enable students to experiment with four printmaking techniques. Students are asked to bring visual material on first day.

This course is open to beginners.

Week one
— Housekeeping
— Look at past examples discuss ideas from imagery brought by each student
— Mono printing

Week two
— Simple book binding with last week monoprints for note taking over the duration of the course
— Start collagraph plate

Week three
— Finish collagraph plate
— Start dry point plate

Week four
— Print collagraph plate
— Finish dry point
— Start lino cut

Week five
— Look at the three examples of printmaking & consider working now with one discipline

Week six
— Print all plates
— Start specialising

Week 7
— Print to edition

Week 8

— Print & conclude

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Introduction to Painting and Drawing
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Painting and Drawing

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Patricia Campbell UWS

* For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Participants will be taught and guided in a relaxed, creative and fun environment by Ulster Watercolour Society Artist, Trisha Campbell. This course is ideal for beginners wishing to learn new drawing and painting skills and for those would like a refresher course.

Throughout the course we will experiment with a range of artistic techniques, both traditional and experimental whilst covering a range of subject matter. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media including: pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, inks and pastels. We will look at past and present artists work to inform your creative ideas and artwork.

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Improvers' Fiddle
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Improvers' Fiddle

A tune a week! Build your traditional music repertoire with this ten-week intensive course in traditional fiddle music. Led by Conor Caldwell ( Craobh Rua and North ) this class is ideal for improving musicians, especially those looking to increase their knowledge of session tunes.

Each class will include advice on ornamentation, variations and good technique in violin playing. Students will also get the chance to listen to rare archival recordings and increase their knowledge of the history of Irish fiddle playing.

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Set Dancing
Jan
8
to Jun 25

Set Dancing

20:30 – 22:00
£4 per night - No registration required
Every Tuesday
Teacher: Ronan Eastwood

For all levels. Beginners most welcome.

Ronan Eastwood has been teaching set dancing at various venues from beginner level right through to the more advanced levels at regular weekly classes throughout Belfast for well over 20 years.

Words don’t adequately describe set dancing — you need to get out & try it, whether at a class or a live céili. Don’t worry if you haven’t danced before, expert tuition at a leisurely pace will be provided; so why not come along & have a bit of craic and a great workout at the same time!

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