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Dear friends and colleagues,

In this week’s Newsletter we invite you to look behind the scenes and learn from people who are restoring the 1895 Grand Opera House in Belfast. For comfort and comic relief during lockdown Tinderbox Theatre Company are hosting workshops and videos. We also want to highlight the work of a renowned Print Workshop based in Bangor. Seacourt has for many years sent an entire exhibition to showcase in the Brussels office. Restrictions has taken them online with some great artists and works of art to discover.

Have you heard about our Taste of Belfast and Brussels concert at lunchtime on Tuesday 19 January? If not, all you need to know and a video teaser is just below.

We hope you and your family are safe and keeping well.

Best Wishes,
Lynsey Moore, Director
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Don’t miss booking your free ticket here to enjoy 'A Taste of Belfast & Brussels' concert of Northern Irish music and poetry with an introduction by our Director, Lynsey Moore. Live stream is next Tuesday 19 January at 2pm CET.
Click on the image to watch the teaser. The fantastic Out to Lunch festival featured in last week’s Newsletter continues until 30 January.

Tinderbox E-Motion 21 Creative Bubbles

E-motion 21 is an exciting online project created by Tinderbox Theatre Company in response to the current lockdown restrictions. It consists of workshops and performances running throughout January and February, intended to provide a bit of comic relief and help to alleviate feelings of anxiety and isolation during lockdown. Tinderbox also premieres 'BUBBLE', a collection of online comedy performances every week on its YouTube Channel. The Waiting Room is every Friday at 7pm with the first showing on 15 January.
Tinderbox E-Motion 21 Creative Bubbles

Restoring the Past at the Grand Opera House

At the heart of the restoration and development project of the Grand Opera House Belfast is the painstaking work undertaken by expert NI restorers from Decowell, to repair, repaint and conserve the ceiling and beautiful decorative features in the 1895 auditorium. This short video looks at the fantastic work that has been carried out by the restoration team. Learn all the facets of how to restore the Grand Opera House here.
Restoring the Past at the Grand Opera House

Create your own magic with Seacourt Print Workshop

For those who remember, Anodyne, was the first exhibition we showcased in our office back in 2011. Thanks to the support of Robert Peters, we were able to host several exhibitions of NI artists in the Office such as Northern Ireland Attractions, the Europe exhibition and the History exhibition about the Ulster Hall. We still have a few pieces and we will be happy to showcase them again once we can reopen our doors. In the meantime, Seacourt Print Workshop presents the 2020 International Mini Print Biennial online exhibition with more than 70 artists sending 20x20cm prints from around the world. The work showcases a broad range of techniques including mezzotint, etching, screenprint, collagraph, linocut, cyanotype and photo intaglio to name a few.