Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is facing enormous change. In 2016, a huge swathe of land encompassing Rosemary Street, North Street, the historic Assembly Buildings, and Donegall Street, including North Street Arcade and Writers’ Square, was purchased by investment company Castlebrooke.
Despite this area’s historical importance, distinct character, and its current prominence as the beating heart of Northern Ireland’s arts and cultural scene, the proposals are for widespread demolition, replacing independent businesses and arts organisations with generic retail & offices.
We don’t want that to happen. If you don’t either, join us, on Thursday 7th June in the Black Box for our campaign fundraiser.
Featuring Ex-Isles, Dandy's Loft, The Tony Strickland Quartet and DJLiam Mc Cartan, with a campaign update, a performance of a new piece of writing by poet Colin Hassard, and our raffle draw.
All funds raised support the campaign towards ensuring that this investment creates a culturally flourishing, architecturally distinctive, independent, public, equitable and liveable community in the historic centre of the city.
Raffle prizes include: a James Ashe print, 2 x tickets to The Belfast Gin Festival, a £20 voucher for The Sunflower, 4 x tickets to The History of Peace at the Opera House, a cast City Map by Model Citizen, a print by Peter Hutchinson, lunch for 2 at OX, and more!
Raffle tickets are £1 each and can be bought from our website: https://savecq.wordpress.com/
With thanks to the Black Box for hosting us and all our artists, performers and raffle prize donators for giving so generously.
Book now, share widely and wear your dancing shoes!