Belfast murals: capturing conflict through art

02 Feb 2018
13:00 Friday 02 February 2018
Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Belfast murals are important symbols in Northern Ireland that depict the past and present religious and political troubles. They show how street art can display culture and history.

The tour will take in some of the most historically important sites in Belfast, and you will have the chance to discover the meaning behind these murals.

We will be starting the day with a tour of the famous Belfast murals at 13:00, and end the day at the prestigious Queen's University Belfast for talks and a Q&A.

Our first speaker is David Boyd who is the Director of Beat Carnival, a fantastic organisation that produces spectacular, participative carnival arts in ways that leave a legacy of creative skills, collaboration, and celebration in communities. He has recently been working in post-conflict Ukraine.

Our second speaker is Dr Pedro Rebelo, who is a composer, sound artist and performer. He has recently been looking at the role of music in conflict transformation in Mozambique.

The day will end with a Q&A with these two highly experienced speakers and a drinks reception.

The event will take place in the beautiful city of Belfast. There is plenty to see and do so you may want to consider making a weekend out of it...

Day programme

12:45: Meet at Belfast City Hall

13:00: Murals tour leaves (promptly!)

14:30: Murals tour ends

15:00: David Boyd of Beat Carnival

15:30: Dr Pedro Rebelo, Professor of Sonic Arts

15:50 to 16:30: Q&A

16:30 to 18:00: Drinks reception 

Cost: £10
Eventbrite password: in January Scholargram
Tickets available from: 10:00 on 12 January until 10:00 on 14 January 2018
Ticketing system: Ballot

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