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Friday, 19 December 2014

UAHS 2015 Programme of Events

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (UAHS) works to promote appreciation and enjoyment of good architecture of all periods and encourages the conservation, restoration and re-use of Ulster’s built heritage to regenerate and sustain our communities. The organisation has developed a programme of public events for 2015.




William Kent: An Appreciation
Thursday 29 January
Lecture by Professor James Stevens Curl
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting of the Society
Wednesday 18 February
Guest speaker, Dr David Fleming, Chair of the Irish Georgian Society
Belmont Tower, Belfast, 7pm

Derry / Londonderry: Walled City Treasure Hunt & Tour of the City
Saturday 28 March

Visit to Galgorm / Gracehill
Saturday 25 April

Historic Houses of Co.Tyrone
Saturday 9 May 

Architectural Pub Tour 
Thursday 11 June 

IGS / UAHS Summer School in Counties Armagh & Monaghan
Thursday 25 June - Saturday 27 June

Visit to Counties Cavan and Monaghan
Saturday 4 July

Visit to Central Belfast featuring Riddel’s Warehouse
Saturday 18 July

Teddy Bears Picnic at Marlacoo House, Portadown
Saturday 25 July

Roller Derby, Belfast
August

Historic Houses of Fingal
Saturday 22 August

Architects of Ulster: Young and Mackenzie, a Transformational Provincial Practice 1850 - 1960
Thursday 27 August
Lecture by Dr Paul Harron
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 7.30pm

Wilhemena Geddes
September
Lecture by Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Culture Night, Belfast 
Friday 18 September

Weekend in South Oxfordshire
Friday 25 - Monday 28 September 

Visit to the Yacht Club & Oratory, Dun Laoghaire
Saturday 3 October 

War Memorials
Thursday 5 November
Lecture by Professor Keith Jeffery
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast 7.30pm

Open House
Saturday 5 December
66 Donegall Pass, Belfast, 10am - 2pm


For more information, please www.uahs.org.uk.

NIEA Monuments & Building Record 2015 Programme of Public Lectures

A programme of public lectures in the Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) has been announced for 2015. All are welcome to attend these lectures and admission is free. As space is limited, however, you are advised to come early to secure a seat.

Lecture Times: Fridays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Monument & Buildings Record, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA




Marks of Time - The Buildings of Derry~Londonderry
Friday 9 January
Manus Deery, Principal Conservation Architect, NIEA

The Archaeology of the Ballycastle Collieries, Ireland’s Oldest Coal Fields
Friday 6 February
Thomas McErlean, Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Lost Industrial Archaeology of the Mournes
Friday 6 March 
Stephen Russell, Historic Monuments Council

The Irish Heritage Trust, the story so far
Friday 20 March
Kevin Baird, Irish Heritage Trust

The Geoarchaeology of County Down’s High Crosses and Round Towers
Friday 3 April 
Ian Meighan, Trinity College Dublin

Rediscovering the Lost Town and Gardens of Dunluce Castle: The Dunluce Project Archaeology & Conservation
Friday 1 May 
Andrew Gault, Archaeologist, NIEA

Monday, 15 December 2014

Registration for AAI Awards 2015 now open

Registration for the 30th Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) Annual Awards 2015 is now open.   The deadline is 22nd January 2015.

The intention of the AAI Awards is to encourage higher standards of architecture throughout the country, to recognise projects which make a contribution to Irish architecture, and to inform the public of emerging directions in contemporary architecture.

Full details, registration forms and instructions to entrants are available at: http://architecturalassociation.ie/aai-awards-2015-invitation-to-enter/


30th Annual AAI Awards

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Raviv Ganchrow: Urban Modes of Listening - Wed 10 Dec, 1pm - 2pm

Raviv Ganchrow: Urban Modes of Listening is a free seminar organised by Recomposing the City at the Sonic Arts Research Centre on Wednesday 10th December, 1pm - 2pm. 


Raviv Ganchrow’s (1972) work focuses on interdependencies between sound, location and listener, aspects of which are explored through sound installations, writing and the development of acoustic forming and vibration sensing technologies. Recent installations examine context-specific sites in contemporary modes of listening. His on-going Listening Subjects project examines the contextual circuitry of listening whereby audibility, surroundings and subjectivity are conductive of one another. He has been teaching architectural design in the graduate program at TU Delft and is currently a faculty member at the Institute of Sonology, University of the Arts, The Hague.

Monday, 8 December 2014

The 2014 Fréd Awards - Friday 12 December, 1pm - 2pm at PLACE

PLACE will host the 2014 Fréd Awards, organised by The Fréd CC and NI Greenways, on Friday 12 December, 1pm - 2pm. The awards are awarded to those who put significant effort into campaigning and working to build a better cycling culture for everyone. The awards are voted for by the cycling public in an open vote (voting has now closed).

The awards event is free to attend and open to everyone, though booking is essential due to venue capacity.To register your attendance please click here. Tea and coffee provided.




Date: Friday 12 December
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast

New Magazine Celebrates Life and Creativity in Northern Ireland



Do you ever feel you want to read more empowering stories in a time of grim predictions for the future of our planet? For positive news in a world where fear sells papers, for slow journalism, for celebrating roots and for supporting sustainable and socially responsible lives, a new magazine is on its way. Freckle magazine is dedicating itself to celebrating the people, landscapes and livelihoods of Northern Ireland and beyond. 

It is about people who are carving out their own stories; a space to tell positive stories, to ask what actually gets people out of bed, and to document and delve into the spirit of our times. The first issue will have articles that explore Northern Ireland’s landscapes, our food system, the concept of belonging, boatmaking, cycling, music, architecture and more: stories of some the most creative and courageous people in Northern Ireland.

The team at Freckle want to make something beautiful for people to read, a print magazine that is part of the conversation asking how we can live sustainably and peacefully in Northern Ireland. And they are not alone. In just over two weeks they have raised over 80% of their crowdfunding campaign to print the first issue, due out in January 2015. 

Check out their Kickstarter page (with a two minute introduction video) and keep an eye on their website for more news in the future.

Website: www.frecklenorthernireland.org


Kickstarter video: www.kickstarter.com/projects/86475149/freckle

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Forum for Alternative Belfast present Lorry Day: Saturday 6th December, 8pm - 1am

Bring along a lorry. Forum for Alternative Belfast's mark the second anniversary of the raising of a full size lorry 18 metres in the air to show the impact of a potential £130m flyover options at the York Street Interchange. The option was not selected and an underpass option is now being developed. For more information see www.forumbelfast.org.




The event on 6th December also marks ‘Nicklaus Tag’, a day on which children in many European countries receive gifts. All attending are asked to bring along a lorry - Corgi, Dinki, Wooden or Plastic – all will be donated to The Belfast Childrens Hospice.

Music by Clare Hall and canopies provided by The Dark Horse.

Forum will also provide an update on the York Street Interchange.

Date: Saturday 6 December
Time: 8pm - 1am
Venue: The Dark Horse, Hill Street, Belfast
Admission: £5 (lorry tax)



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Talk by Alan Dickson at Ulster University - Thursday 4 December, 5.30pm

Free talk by Alan Dickson at Ulster University, York Street, Belfast on Thursday 4th December 2014, 5.30pm.

Alan Dickson is the Practice Director of Rural Design Architects. He established the practice along with Gill Smith on the Isle of Skye in 2004. The practice has focused on the development of a progressive language for housing in the Scottish countryside and is now involved in projects and policy throughout Scotland.

Turf House, Kendram, Isle of Skye won the practice a Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Award for Architecture in 2013 (and was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs) and the work of the practice has been published widely in Europe.


Fiskavaig house, Isle of Skye