Arts & Disability Forum
Based in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, the Arts & Disability Forum (ADF) runs a vibrant year-round arts and entertainment programme showcasing new visual art work and running talks and performances by skilled artists who are disabled or deaf.
The ADF is a good source of local information, particularly for disabled and deaf visitors and people who are interested in exploring the local arts scene. Visitors of all kinds are made welcome and there are regular social events giving a chance to connect up with local artists. Request event invitations are to be submitted in advance via Facebook or email.
Once a year - usually the last weekend in August - the ADF stages BOUNCE! Arts Festival, where it's possible to see some of the very best work by disabled actors, musicians, dancers and visual artists. A workshop programme runs alongside public performances and as the ADF is a disabled or deaf led company, the events have great disability access.
The ADF Gallery sells art, books and CDs among other artists' creations on a year-round basis. Christmas gifts made by disabled and deaf artists and craftspeople are available during the holiday season. Take a chance to grab a gift with a conscience as 80 percent of the sales income goes direct to the artists.
Directions to Arts & Disability Forum
You'll find the ADF Gallery in the Cathedral Quarter, in Belfast city centre, at the Belfast Telegraph end of Royal Avenue and just around the corner from CastleCourt shopping centre.