6th Jan 2020 in Arts

Happy New Year, everybody! Did you celebrate it in Cathedral Quarter Belfast?

If so, we’d love you to tag us in your posts and pics on social media – we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as @cqbelfast – you can also use our #CQBelfast hashtag to join the conversation!

It may be a quiet, contemplative time of year for many, but the CQ never stands still – plenty of fab events to enjoy; here is our top five. You can check out everything else there is to see on our What’s On guide and if you are running any events in CQ Belfast, make sure to let us know and we’ll promote it for free on our channels and in the guide.

Argentine Tango Classes

Starts Monday 6th January, 6.45pm @ Clarke’s Dance Studio

The first 6-week programme of Argentine Tango Gender Neutral classes in Clarke’s Dance Studio’s begins Monday 6th January, kicking off at 6.45pm every Monday evening. Both men and women may assume leading and following roles, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Absolute beginners 6.45pm sharp – 7.45pm
Beginner’s – Improver’s class: 6-45pm -8.00pm.
Followed by practice session 8-8.30pm
(free refreshments)
Intermediate – Advanced Class: 8.30pm – 9.45pm.

It’s £7 for 1 class, £10 for 2 classes and £30 for the 6 week course. Contact belfastargentinetango@gmail.com

Out To Lunch

Now until January 26th, various locations

Brightening up grim January afternoons and evenings since 2006, the 15th Out To Lunch festival is already underway with many of its 60+ events already sold out.

Most of its programme takes place in the Cathedral Quarter, being as it is the beloved daughter of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. There are plenty of shows with tickets still available this week, including Los Dramaticos, Eleanor Conway, The Marxist Magician, and Abandoman.

Check out the full programme online!

Midweek Magic

Wednesday 8th January, 7.30pm @ The Black Box

Midweek Magic is back in the Black Box this Wednesday, one of the Cathedral Quarter’s longest running and best loved midweek events.

Expect top-class close-up table magic and enjoy a few pints and a bit of craic while you’re at it.

The Salt House, Sharon Kelly

Thursday 9th January, 5pm @ Golden Thread Gallery

The Salt House is an exhibition of new work by Sharon Kelly, opening this Thursday at the Golden Thread Gallery, which grew from her discovery of a box of small black and white photographs taken by Kelly’s parents in the early 1960s.

The title image offers multiple versions of an out-of-bounds building housing piles of salt, situated at a railway track across the field from where the artist grew up in the West Country, England. Memories of the salt house became the catalyst for pondering the past. Kelly has drawn on memory and recollections to explore ideas around the nature of personal memory, space and childhood.

Exhibition continues until 22nd February 2020.

Flow Academy Presents: The Art of Stillness

Starts Thursday 9th January, 5pm @ Flow Studio

Flow Academy invites qualified yoga teachers on a journey of deep introspection, surrender and tranquillity. Inspired by the slower, reflective qualities of the moon, learn how to harness this compassionate energy to guide your students through holistic lunar practices.

You will be empowered to use yin and restorative rhythms and include guided meditation, stillness and savasana in your offerings.

Find out more and book your place here.


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