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Press Release 16.05.20
The annual Belvoir Creative Arts Festival Weekend is almost upon us. A major part of this celebration is the Belvoir Craft and Food Fair which usually was the centrepiece of the weekend and occupies most of the Saturday. This year we are hoping to celebrate the same wonders and skills and beauty, but in a slightly different way. It will be online, featuring our stallholders and maybe even seeing some of what they do and how they do it.
As a church we want to celebrate all of this creativity because we believe it is what is described in the early chapters of the Bible as “made in the image of God”. Creativity is the motivation behind creation (however we interpret that) and has historically been at the heart of what it means to be church – take a quick google around your own mind about cathedrals, stained glass, music, art, architecture, writing, crafts… In the week leading up to Pentecost (24-31 May) let’s keep the creative tradition alive and allow the inspiration of others to keep our hopes up and our souls alive.
Belvoir Creative Arts Festival Weekend
Saturday 30th May 9am-4pm Belvoir Craft and Food Virtual Fair Facebook event page.
Sunday 31st May 11am Scattered Together
7pm Worship and Prayer
Some of our lovely Stallholders:
The Lighthouse Drawing Rooms Hand painted cards, personalised keepsake gift frames for all occasions
Lisette Watson Ceramics Bowls, platters, jugs and ceramic jewellery
Table Sweet Treats – Truffles, Celebration cakes, Cupcake, Granola, Cashew Cheesecake and more. Bespoke Orders and Savoury Orders also welcomed.
Baked in Belfast Quirky hand-painted Pottery and award winning Jam, Marmalade & Relish with a twist
The Quirky Flamingo Co Handmade jewellery from real flowers
ArtWork by Lyn Pictures …Acrylic on multi-layered canvas
The Honey Pot Handmade key rings, Roadsigns and door toppers
Popsie And Co (formerly Little Bow Geek) Handmade hair accessories using only the finest materials
Paper & Tweed Items made from tweed and liberty print fabric-for example cushions, brooches, keyrings. Some decoupaged items.
Linsay’s Quirky Crafts Hand painted wooden items, printed clothing and personalised items.
Belfast Candle Co. Candles, melts, diffusers, room sprays, body lotion, liquid soap, electric warmers
Weecat Glass Art Hand painted glass items – tumblers, wine glasses, tea light holders, coasters
New Creation Crafts Handcrafted cushions, quilts & handbags
Making Memories by Emma Personalised frames and other items
Anteaque Bird Feeders Repurposing antique & vintage china tea cups, saucers & glassware into unique & beautiful bird feeders
Everything is created locally. Normally products could be viewed, tasted, touched and purchased, but this fair the touch and taste will need to come after the purchase!
To note: Each Stallholder will be managing the sale of their own products and they
will arrange delivery. Please contact them directly to make a purchase. Delivery charges may apply. Given the current COVID-19 Lockdown status, in some cases it may suit better to arrange delivery/collection after the Lockdown eases.
Belvoir Church of Ireland (opposite Newtownbreda Tesco on the ring road) is a developing community of faith, embracing a style of worship and discipleship that is creative, involving theatre, writing, art, crafts, food, music, dance… The church through the centuries has often expressed the beauty and wonder of God in its architecture, its words, its art and its music. We are trying to rediscover some of this in a contemporary setting.
Please Like, Comment, Share and Invite to get the word out! The event will be hosted on our Facebook page.