Spring Gathering Festival

Cost: 
Free
Spring Gathering 2017 is a family friendly event in a dedicated festival area on lower Rugby Road, close to Botanic Avenue. It's free for all to participate, and all the workshops are also free. Come and celebrate the arrival of Spring!
Spring Gathering Festival

Friday 17th March 12-4pm
Free Family event
Rugby Road, Queen’s Quarter
Communal lunch 1pm
Theological College heritage tour w/ Dr Eamon Phoenix
Global roots music and traditional dance - storytelling sessions - healthy living and food waste cooking demos - Plot to Plate workshop - Upcycling crafts - children’s street games - rope making workshop

12PM: Opening & Dragon Dance, Rugby Road

12-4PM: Rope making workshop, Rugby Road

12-4PM: Traditional children’s games workshop, Rugby Road

12-4PM: Children’s Activities, Fitzroy Presbyterian Church
Face painting
Cookie decorating
Treasure hunt
Selfie of the day competition
Rainbow craft

Tea, coffee & Irish Stew served until 1pm (or unntil it runs out)

12:15-2PM: Plot to Plate seed planting workshop, Workshop Marquee
Come and get your hands dirty with The Conservation Volunteers. Explore the journey from your vegetable plot to your table. Seeds and pots will be supplied.

12:15-1PM: Circus Workshop, Music Marquee
Circus workshop for all ages. Get active!

12:15-2PM: Upcycling craft workshop, Workshop Marquee
Visit Belfast City Council's Waste Management department who will have help and advice on recycling as well as providing a craft workshop reusing recyclable materials and a Love Food Hate Waste demonstration with free tasting!

1-2PM: Healthy cooking workshop and Communal lunch, Workshop Marquee
The Conservation Volunteers will demonstrate how your produce can be turned into simple healthy dishes. Taster lunch will be provided. First come first serve.

1:15-2PM: Roma music session, Music Marquee

1-2PM: Street Sports, Rugby Road

2-2:15PM: Dragon Dance, Rugby Road

2-3PM: Heritage tour and talk, Union Theological College. Meeting point: Music Marquee
Max 20 per tour, first come first serve. Meeting point: At Music Marquee, Rugby Road/University Avenue junction

2:15-2:45PM: A Story of Journeys storytelling session, Fitzroy Presbyterian Church
Nandi Jola is a poet, equality officer and activist. She has had published in a number of journals and anthologies. Nandi will be telling real tales of journeys and migration, weaving the story of St Patrick with that of contemporary migrants and refugees.

2:15-4PM: Traditional music and singing session, Music Marquee

2:30-4PM: Love Food Hate Waste demonstration, Workshop Marquee
Visit Belfast City Council's Waste Management department who will have help and advice on recycling as well as providing a craft workshop reusing recyclable materials and a Love Food Hate Waste demonstration with free tasting!

3-4PM: Heritage tour and talk, Union Theological College. Meeting point: Music Marquee

3:30-4PM: A Story of Journeys storytelling session, Fitzroy Presbyterian Church

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