Save Cathedral Quarter!

Save Cathedral Quarter!

Castlebrook Investments intend to develop lands within Belfast City Centre bound by Royal Ave, Donegall St, North St, Garfield St & High St as part of The Belfast City Centre Regeneration Proposals (see this link for more details: The current plan threatens the existence of the very people and places that make this part of the Cathedral Quarter unique – its residents, tenants, businesses, cultural organisations, artists, and individuals – and its historical built environment. It will displace or destroy these stakeholders and infrastructures to create yet another soulless generic shopping experience that is supposed to make Belfast “a world leading destination”. 

We already have enough car parks, department stores and boutique hotels. Investment is needed in the area but it should not eliminate what currently makes it great, vibrant, and idiosyncratic. Make yourself heard and demand something that better serves the public interests of the city and its users (not just the private sector!) Email the developers and tell them why. Responses should be sent to Ciaran Hagan at Savills, with the subject line Castlebrooke Investments/ Belfast City Centre Regeneration Proposal.

Object to the plans by using this response before the 3rd of April:

The Imagined City Bus Tour

For The Imagined City Bus Tour (on Saturday 16 April 2016, leaving from An Culturlann, Falls Road at 2pm) Household have invited artists Paddy Bloomer, Charlotte Bosanquet, Colin Darke, and Aideen Doran to imagine four artworks tracing a route from West to East Belfast Working with researcher James Houston, whose work focuses on performances of identity and the restrictions generated by the fragmented topography of Belfast, this project takes as its starting point the absence of any public transport link connecting these two sides of the city. The participating artists have created four speculative audio works investigating the possibilities and impossibilities of this journey. This tour positions the artist as navigator, exploring new ways of seeing our city.

Curated as part of Belfast City Council’s City as Gallery programme delivered by PLACE Built Environment Centre.

This event feeds into Household’s overall 2016 public programme The Imagined City concerning the role of art and artists in urban environments.

To book a free place email:

For more information please visit The Imagined City project page