Squeeze Gut Entry, Water Street, Crooked Lane, Back of The River Mill Street, Hercules Street. This is just a small selection of the fascinating names that once adorned the streets of Belfast’s city centre. On this trip we will discover their history and their present day names. A map and a hand out highlighting all the streets will be included in the walk. Meeting place at the front door of the Belfast City Council Information Centre, which is directly opposite the City Hall
PEAT through funding from the Big Lottery Fund can offer support and training for individuals with Autism as well as those involved with the individuals. PEAT is aware of the struggles faced by children/young people with autism at school as well as the difficulties/challenges faced by those involved with the children/young people. Through this project PEAT Behaviour Analysts are providing support and training to help teach and support the individuals with autism, their parents, teacher, teaching staff etc. The Centre for Behaviour Analysis in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project.
This course is a fun guide to the use of essential oils for pleasure, relaxation and general wellbeing. The class will look at the history of aromatherapy for holistic health before getting a chance to experiment with smelling and blending oils, and get advice on how best to use some of the most commonly available oils at home to enhance rooms, baths and massage preparations.
On the 100th anniversary of the execution of British nurse, Edith Cavell, who was shot for her role in helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium, this workshop will explore the role of women during the First World War. It will consider the various ways women contributed to the war effort at home and abroad. The course will include the opportunity to view a rare black and white film on Edith Cavell.
Belfast was the fastest growing city in the UK at the end of the 19th Century. At one stage it grew faster than Chicago! But who were the builders and what are the best examples of their work? This course uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. Belfast grew from a small market town at the beginning of the 19th Century to a major industrial city by its end. It developed quite differently from Dublin. This was due to the distinctive personality of its population and the imagination and drive of its builders. We will walk around central and South Belfast and visit some examples of the best of Belfast builders’ work including Charles Lanyon’s Queen’s University Main Building, Mount Charles and Alfred Brumwell Thomas’s Belfast City Hall. We will also look at the work of one of the biggest house building firms of the 19th Century – H and J Martin and walk around some of the nearby streets, including ‘the Holy Land’ all of which have the distinctive H and J Martin style. Finally, we will see who developed and built the Holy Land and Lower Stranmillis.
If you have ever wanted to write but feel you lack confidence, this one-day course has been designed to help you. Whether you are interested in writing fiction or writing about your own life, we will explore tips to ‘kick-start’ your writing, have fun with some ‘quick-fire’ writing exercises and take the fear out of sentences and paragraphs.
A week of events across Belfast with our strategic partners showcasing the innovative, lively and thought-provoking collaborative research in the arts and humanities at Queen’s. Click here for the full programme of events
Bring your A-level French students to this event to enjoy this classic French film and learn more about French culture and life. This event includes an introduction and workshop provided in French by experienced lecturer Dr. Dominique Jeannerod from Queen’s School of Modern Languages. For more details and reply slips to register for this event visit the relevant NICILT webpage here. All resources from this event will be available afterwords on the relevant NICILT webpage here.
Invited Speaker: Prof Karel Pančocha works as an associate professor and researcher at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic. He is the head of the Institute for Research in Inclusive Education. He received his doctorate at Masaryk University in 2007 at the Department of Special Education.
Karel Pančocha works as an associate professor and researcher at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic. He is the head of the Institute for Research in Inclusive Education. He received his doctorate at Masaryk University in 2007 at the Department of Special Education. He specializes in the research of social inclusion of adults with disabilities and measuring attitudes of different populations towards inclusion in education and towards disabilities. In 2009 he received the Fulbright scholarship and conducted a long-term research at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA, where he also co-authored a book Handbook of Children with Special Health Care Needs (Springer, 2012). He is currently involved in several research and development projects (funded by the EU and the Czech Grant Agency). He teaches courses on Research methods, Inclusive education and Adult education. As a vice-dean for international affairs and project manager, he has been active in international cooperation between Masaryk University and several European and US institutions of higher education. To register e-mail email@example.com
Simon Mawhinney and David McCann
Readings and Reflections with Nandi Jola and Raquel McKee Writers and performers Nandi Jola and Raquel McKee tell stories of place and time, individual voice and shared experience. In conversation with Dr. Victoria Durrer. This event is supported by the Institute for Collaborative Humanities.
passionate interpreter of new music, David has commissioned more than a dozen new pieces for his instrument. Recent engagements have involved working personally with Brian Ferneyhough (Adagissimo, RNCM), Steve Reich (Cello Counterpoint, RNCM) and Colin Matthews (Three Enigmas, Wigmore Hall) in preparation for public performances of their works. In 2013, David became a founder member of the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, a Belfast-based music group devoted to the performance of modern and contemporary repertoire. David is currently principal cello of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and works regularly with the Ulster Orchestra. He has also performed with the Hallé Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, Manchester Camerata, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North. He has participated in lessons and masterclasses with Raphael Wallfisch, Ralph Kirshbaum, Gary Hoffman, Hannah Roberts, Karine Georgian, Gregor Horsch, Roel Dieltiens, David Strange, Emma Ferrand and Nicholas Trygstad. David plays a cello made by Kai-Thomas Roth in 2012 and uses a Noel Burke bow, which was purchased with the help of the Sir john Barbirolli Memorial Foundation.
Oliver will discuss the challenges of both leading an opera company and of staging challenging work in the current economic and political climate. Discussion will focus on the company’s forthcoming production of Turandot, directed by Calixto Bieito, who was described by The Guardian as “the Quentin Tarantino of opera.” A special £10 ticket offer (limited availability) is available for QUB students for Turandot, which runs at the Grand Opera House from 30 Oct – 01 Nov (Box Office 028 9024 1919 or book online at www.goh.co.uk/turandot using the code: PUCCINI). To confirm your place at this talk please contact Steven Hadley on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Huddleston (University of the West of Scotland), will speak on ‘Catholic schools and the development of the Scots-Irish community 1870-1970’ All welcome