We are delighted to be able to invite you to the launch of our Heritage Celebrations in Folktown, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 15th Oct 2015, 11:30am.
Our first events are a number of free workshops and demonstrations for all ages (from 4 years of age and u!p) in traditional crafts and food production skills, every Thursday at the Folktown Market from 15th Oct to 29th Oct.
The events will uncover the trades of the people who lived right in the heart of our city and bring old, and often dying, skills to life.
This Thursday, 15th Oct, from 12-4pm
Traditional Blacksmithing demonstration showing the ancient skill of twisting iron into shapes and tools. Some participants will get a chance to try it out! See more on https://www.facebook.com/NineIronsCraft
Macrame workshop is a hands-on experience suitable for all ages. Its a century old type of weaving using knots that are shaped into decorative jewellery, clothes and much more. See more onhttps://www.facebook.com/lotsofknotscrafts
Thursday 22nd Oct, open 12-4pm
Print making demonstration
Thursday 29th Oct, open 12-4pm
Traditional bread and butter making demonstrations
A look at how people lived in 19th century Belfast; what did they eat, how did they use the resources available, and can we learn something them today..?
Weaving and harvest knots workshops
Rope making workshops
Traditional children’s street games