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Culture Night in Folktown

Culture Night in Folktown 2013

Folktown is taking part in Culture Night this year and we are very excited about it. The local community has worked hard to pull together some exciting and family-friendly events. Our main hub will the Berry Street Presbyterian Church where five choirs will pass by during the evening to sing for us in the main hall. There is an art fayre in support of the Welcome Organisation in the glass room of the church and finally in the cafe, local artists Annemarie Mullan and Valerie Catto have created a fantastic Windmill Factory for children (of all ages..).

Across the street in St Mary’s Chapel local artist Anita Greg is demonstrating icon writing and Digital Arts Studios have installed a beautiful interactive piece picking up people’s heart beat as the pass on the street…

Hungry and coffee starved people will find a haven In Marquis St outside Madden’s Bar where hot food and coffee stalls will be cooking all afternoon and night. Madden’s is moving their set dancing out doors to keep you entertained while enjoy your food.

The Speakers’ Corner on Castle St / Chapel Ln has invited local poets to give us their unique worldview – not to be missed…

And the film trail around the area will shock, awe and entertain you. Head to King St and Berry St and see if you can spot them.. On your way around the area look out for our new street signs (big yellow boards) giving you some interesting facts about the history of the area. Did you know Ireland’s first hospital was located in Berry St??

Our local galleries are open all night – head for Catalyst Arts, Array Studios in King St and Platform Arts in Castle St where PLACE has moved in for the night.

Finally, we have put on a top-class buskers gig in Tesco – ‘Check-out Tunes’ – making good use of the the amazing acoustics under the old dome.

Please tweet your photos and your thoughts to #folktownbelfast & #CNB13

Have a great Culture Night :)

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