Belfast is famous for its Street Art; images showing the murals of the conflict have flashed across TV screens worldwide for decades. But where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?
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The Faculty is for people who want to keep learning. It’s a loose umbrella of events and courses for people who want to expand their horizons and learn new skills. Our new partnership with Blick Studios and Infinite Jest is only a few months old but most of our events are selling out. It seems that just because you’ve left school doesn’t mean you lot want to stop learning. We won’t give you a certificate or letters after your name but you will be better at something or know more about something and for most people that’s enough.
Seedhead Arts has 25 years of experience running events. In that time we’ve build up an unparalleled network of hugely talented artists and performers and an intimate understanding of how to utilise these skills to produce small and large scale impacts at all sorts of events.
At the core of Seedbed’s creative output is our regular events. Midweek Magic, Real Sketchy and Secret Cabaret are at the heart of what we do. We want to play with format and provide access and ownership to creative process and performance. We want you to feel part of something when you come to our events, we want to play with the notions of performer and audience, but most of all we want you to have a brilliant time.
Sometimes opportunities arise to be part of one off events. These can be as a result of us being asked to contribute to events but more often it's because we see the opportunity to do something interesting and we do it. Could be anything… watch this space...
Hit the North returns to Belfast on the 15 &16 of September to transform the streets of the Cathedral Quarter once again.
Hit the North Street Art Festival was established by Seedhead Arts and the Community Arts Partnership in 2013 as a response to vacant space along North Street. Now in it’s fourth year, with the support of Becks, Hit the North has become one of the biggest street art festivals in Ireland, and this year boasts an amazing line-up of artists from across Europe.
Festival newcomers like Smug One, Kashink, Artista and Dan Kitchener will paint alongside the best Irish artists and favourites such as Sabek, Andy Council, and MTO. This year, thanks to support from Becks and Arts & Business, we are expanding our programme to include a conference exploring what inspires some of Ireland’s greatest street artists, and how street art festivals have played a massive role in revitalising cities such as Bristol, Birmingham and Waterford.
The conference will cover a variety of aspects of design and art in the modern world, and explore how it impacts on city planning, quality of life, community building and commerce. We will examine how street art can be a transformative force for regeneration, and in particular how it can help create shared cultural space in the Northern Irish context.
Hit the North will this year have two days of conference (2-4pm) and live painting (4-8pm), and on the Friday (Culture Night) we will also have music (7-10pm).
MTO, Smug One, Kashink, Sabek, Dan Kitchener, Cheba, Inkie, Andy Council, KVLR, Friz, DMC, JMK, Visual Waste, El Viz, Verz, Faigy, Tweet,, Emic, Le Bas, ADW, Jess Tobin, Psychonautes, Conzo Throb, Artista, Kin Mix, Dreph, Red Monk, Danleo, Leo Boyd, Himbad, Thiago, Float, Pang, Lucas & more.