Eastside Lightning Talks – 24 May

You are invited to join Creative Exchange Artists’ Studios for an informal, multi-speaker event, which invites illuminating presentations by individuals and organisations who are shaping East Belfast’s growing cultural landscape.

The presentations will highlight some diverse local creatives based in the east and also shine a light on the changing perceptions of the area. This is one of a series of events designed by Creative Exchange and supported by Eastside Arts to create an informal environment for ideas exchange throughout communities.

  • Tonya McMullan – Artist & bee keeper at Infinity Farm
  • Ruth Grey –  Dentist and social activist Camper of Dreams
  • Mary Callan – Knitwear Designer
  • Linda Ervin – Turas Irish Language Group
  • Emily DeDakis – Writer & dramaturg
  • +More!

Venue: Creative Exchange Artists Studios, Unit B4 Portview Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1HE
open at 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm, refreshments provided
Cost: This event is FREE, but please book tickets as numbers are limited

Creative Exchange was established in East Belfast in 1996 and in the intervening 21 years has contributed to the history, culture and economy of its locality. Creative Exchange provides affordable working space for the artistic community, whilst providing a programme of opportunities for artists to prioritise their practice, develop professionally, engage with communities, raise both individual and collective profiles, and contribute to the sectoral infrastructure in East Belfast and beyond.

Wardrobe Jam is supported by Belfast City Council and Eastside Arts


Creative Exchange is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Accepted as a charity by HM Revenue & Customs
Registered in Northern Ireland, Charity Number: NIC101590

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.