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A walking tour of the Cathedral Quarter (Belfast's Cultural District) with opportunities to explore art galleries, sites of urban art and to create portable artworks along the way. There will also be a chance to visit a gallery café as part of the walk. Participants are asked to bring along money for refreshments, a fully charged mobile phone and dress for changeable weather.

Take your imagination on a stroll and make contact with studios in the thoroughfares of everyday life, within the Belfast School of Art and discover your own inner artist along the way. Families will be invited to create together as an artist collective and think about the potential of creating their own studios at home based on their artistic encounters.

This event has been inspired by a collaboration between the Belfast School of Art and the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at Ulster University. The walk is also part of Your City Your Voice, a Community Consultation for Quality of Life initiative in partnership with Belfast City Council. The aim of the walking studio is to imagine Belfast as a canvas for creative living full of life materials for the art of the family.

This event is part of the 2022 ESRC Festival of Social Science.  Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have come together to produce an exciting and varied programme of events.

The Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of research and knowledge about humans and society and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. It’s an opportunity for anyone to explore topics relating to social science – from health and wellbeing to crime, equality, education and identity.

The festival is led and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

A full listing of events can be found at Festival of Social Science website.

Event info

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Saturday 5 November

1pm to 3pm

Meet at the reception desk in the Birley Building.

Dr Pamela Whitaker and Dr Saul Golden