9th Dec 2019 in Arts

As ever, there is plenty to do in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter during the week.

Whether you’re interested in human rights, art, or employment issues, our top five events in the CQ has you covered! If you have any events coming up in the Cathedral Quarter, let us know and we will include them in our event listings for free.

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Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival

8 – 14th December, Various locations

The NIHRF continues this week with several events of note taking place in the Cathedral Quarter. Marriage Equality: Lessons From The Campaign takes place on Tuesday 10th December at 6pm in The Green Room at The Black Box. Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International, Cara McCann of Here NI and John O’Doherty of The Rainbow Project discuss the successful and many-sided campaign for marriage equality, which led to the recent law change at Westminster.

There is also a screening on Tuesday evening of the emotive film Hear My Voice by Brendan Bryan that explores artist Colin Davidson’s ‘Silent Testimony’ exhibition.

‘A cinematic tribute to those who suffered loss in the Northern Irish Conflict.’ It’s also on in The Green Room, from 8pm.

Check out the full programme here.

See Me As A Human Being

Tuesday 10th December, 12pm @ University of Atypical

Join us on Tuesday 10th December 2019 in Belfast for the launch of ‘See Me as a Human Being’.

This research examines how attitudes impact on disabled people’s experience of independent living in adult social care. The research was co-produced with disabled people and consulted disabled people and social care workers. The project was initiated by disabled people and led by disabled people throughout.

The research findings – being launched on Human Rights Day – show that disabled people‘s human rights are consistently not being met in social care.

Andrea Brown, Head of Corporate Services at Disability Action Northern Ireland, said: “The research found that negative attitudes are fundamental to why disabled people are not living as independently as they could be. This has got to change. The government has obligations to meet the human rights of all, including disabled people accessing social care.”

Disability Action Northern Ireland hosts this DRILL (Disability Research into Independent Living and Learning) project.

Chris Ledger, CEO of University of Atypical said: ”Disabled people’s opinions, ideas and experiences have informed each stage of the research work. I look forward to seeing how the implementation of the findings will lead to improved quality of life for disabled people.”

12:30 – 13:30 Creative and interactive workshop for disabled people to have their say about social care
14:00 – 15:00 Launch of ‘See Me as a Human Being’ Research Findings
15:00 – 16:00 Time to mingle and celebrate Human Rights Day

Please RSVP to Darlene Corry on email at darlenecorry@disabilityaction.org

12:00am – 6:00pm

Festive Linocut Workshop

Wednesday 11th December, 6pm @ Belfast Print Workshop

Join artist and printmaker Jonathan Brennan for this festive intro workshop to the world of linocut printmaking.

During the class you will learn to carve, ink and print your own small linocut plates. ‘Tis the season, so Christmas card format is encouraged and we’ve scheduled this just in time for the UK post deadline of December 18th!

You will leave with the skills and inspiration to continue printing at home and original prints, prefect for sharing with friends and family. All materials included just bringing your ideas – bold simple black and white images work best. December 11th, 6pm – 9pm.

Our class sizes are limited and only payment secures your place – if online booking is not for you please don’t worry – you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person at the workshop, contact us prior to visiting, by email to: events@bpw.org.uk or telephone 02890 231 323.

Christmas Drag Drink & Draw

Wednesday 11th December, 7pm @ Maverick Belfast

Missy Onya Becks returns as our Drag model for a festive edition of Drag Drink & Draw at Maverick Belfast on Wednesday 11th December from 7pm. As ever, admission is absolutely free! Enjoy a Beer of the Month for just £2.80 or a Cocktail of the Month for just £6, as you sketch Onya.


Maverick Belfast’s great selection of beers, wines & cocktails will be available throughout the session. Some drawing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks, pens and pencils.

Annual Review of Employment Law

Thursday 12th December, 10.30am @ Labour Relations Agency

This seminar looks back over 2019 to examine the essential legislative changes that have happened over the year in the area of employment law. In addition, there will be a focus on potential pending areas of reform in employment law and any key case decisions worthy of note during the last 12 months. This seminar will be of interest to anyone dealing with contemporary issues of employment such as trade union representatives and HR professionals.

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main legislative developments in employment law in the last 12 months.
  • Recognise and make provision for the ramifications of the main case law developments in employment law in the last 12 months.
  • Make provision for the impact of the developments on people, policies and procedures in their own workplaces.
  • The seminar will start at 10.00am and will finish at approximately 12.30pm.



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