Arts & Culture
Belfast Exposed Digital
Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery has launched a must-see range of digital materials to bring their stunning exhibitions and much more to your home! Content includes writings, images, video pieces and audio recordings to encourage creativity and critical thinking, and to expand your ability and understanding of photography. Got kids at home? They’re also releasing daily free activities for children and young people, with fun ideas like creating a photo comic-style strip about their time staying at home. See the full range at belfastexposed.org/digital.
Belfast Film Festival Shorts Day
Saturday 4 April
Join Belfast Film Festival and celebrate the best new Northern Irish and Irish fictional short films from the comfort of your own home! You can watch 14 ‘in competition’ shorts and seven ‘official selection’ shorts on their website from 10am to midnight on Saturday 4 April, and join them on social media to share your thoughts and meet the film makers.
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While we’re all at home stopping the spread of #COVID19, we want to do our bit to support your wellbeing through collections, culture and creativity. First up, we’ll be focusing on our much-loved #IrishArt collection, like this Sir John Lavery painting, Under the Cherry Tree (1885). #IrishMuseumsOnline #MuseumFromHome
Tomorrow is #WorldTheatreDay and we're partnering with @royalcourt to host a filmed version of #CyprusAvenue by David Ireland on our Facebook for a whole month!— The MAC (@TheMACBelfast) March 26, 2020
We loved hosting this show live on our stage in 2018, and now you can experience it from the comfort of your own home. pic.twitter.com/FKsLMRx2m7
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FREE ART 🙌🏼Create while you isolate 🎨 Head to my website , fill in your details and I will email you with a PDF for you to print while we all stay at home and stay safe during covid-19. 1. Fill out your details below and click Submit. 2. Download your artwork and print it at home. 3. Colour it in, decorate it or frame it. 4. Tag a photo of your creation and tag me @dannisimpsonart on Instagram 5. In a week i'll announce a winner who will receive an one of a kind artwork valued at £300. 6. Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives. #letsstayhome
Belfast City Airport Kids Activity Pack
Kids can download an activity pack from the Belfast City Airport website, where they can let their imagination soar and create their very own airline, make up a logo and write an on-board menu. Send or share their creations online tagging Belfast City Airport for a chance to be featured on their social media.
Cooking Demos & Recipes
James St Online Recipe Book
Recreate the delicious taste of Belfast’s James St restaurant at home, with the series of easy-to-follow recipes on their website. The recipes are written by head chef Niall McKenna and cover a range of dishes including hot and sour prawn soup, chicken with crab fried rice, ham and potato croquettes and much more!
Coppi: Cooking at Home
Coppi and Buba restaurants’ Tony O’Neill is posting cooking from home videos on his Instagram profile, giving you the chance to recreate some of their famous dishes at home. From prawn and ‘nduja pasta to spiced lamb shakshuka, expect mouthwatering demos that you won’t be able to resist trying for yourself.
Recreate the mouthwatering homemade flavours of Avoca’s café at home. Avoca has a huge selection of their own recipes on their website, including savoury dishes, puddings, desserts and traybakes. Have a go at making their much-loved multi-seed bread, frozen banoffee cheesecake or oven-baked macaroni.
Titanic Belfast Afternoon Tea at Home
Treat yourself to a decadent afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home. Follow the recipe from Titanic Belfast and bake the delicious buttermilk scones and berry jam that feature in the renowned Sunday Afternoon Tea.
Home Cookery Videos from Havana Bank Sq
Visit the Havana Bank Sq Facebook page for daily cookery videos. Learn a few basics, like how to poach, fry and scramble eggs, or cook-along to make tasty, simple dishes such as chilli and garlic prawn linguine.
Live Music & Entertainment
Sunflower Pub Song Club
Missing live music in the pub? Join the Sunflower Pub’s usual Tuesday Song Club, brought to you live on Facebook, Tuesdays from 6.30pm! Expect beautiful tunes from local musicians, guaranteed to lift your mood after a long day working from home.
Hatfield House Live Streamed Gigs
Hatfield House is bringing the pub to you, with live streamed gigs and a delivery service bringing hearty pub food and drinks right to your door! Visit their Facebook page to watch local musicians stream gigs live from their homes, and call the team on 028 90 438 764 to place a home delivery order.
Virtual Cabaret and Live Shows
By Duncairn Arts Centre
The Duncairn promises a fantastic line-up of live content over the next few weeks, with a curated series of self-shot performances from some of Ireland and Scotland’s finest musicians, poets and artists. Tune in on Facebook and Youtube, with the first episode of Virtual Cabaret streaming live on Saturday 4 April at 8.30pm. Want to show your support? You can make donations to the performers before and during the show via PayPal.
Revolucion De Cuba’s Fiesta Playlist
Who says you can’t have a Cuban fiesta at home? Revolucion de Cuba has created a Spotify playlist of all the fiesta music you usually hear at their samba nights. So turn it up, practise your salsa moves and escape to Cuba for the night.
Cutters Wharf Smartphone Quiz
Cutters Wharf’s pub quiz host has launched a new online version of a classic pub quiz that you can do on your phone from home. Download the Speedquizzing app and get involved for your general knowledge trivia fix.