Projects / go beyond art–Sailortown (2018-21)

Sailortown Community Day

Mission to Seafarers, Sailortown
23 November 2019

Join us at the Mission to Seafarers on Saturday 23rd November for a Sailortown Community Day of local history, stories, creative responses, music, and tours. Students from the Masters of Architecture at Queen’s have studied, and been inspired by, local people’s stories of Sailortown, and will present mapped histories of the neighbourhood, its present and possible futures. Sailortown Regeneration will provide tours of St Joseph’s Church, which is undergoing a process of restoration. 

We invite you to have a look at their research and ideas and tell us what you would like to see happen in the neighbourhood. Artist Thomas Wells will serve Sailortown-themed refreshments as part of a new art project that explores taste and memory in the area, and younger visitors will be able to imagine and make their own paper cities. There will be live music and visuals of some of the previous art projects that have taken place in the neighbourhood.

We will be at the Mission from 12-5pm, call-by anytime for a chat and free tea, coffee and snacks. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

This project is part of StreetSpace, and is organised by Queen’s University Architecture, Household, and Sailortown Regeneration, and supported by Belfast City Council and the Department for Communities.