AS mid summer approaches what is going on around and about? Well there is a body and soul gathering this weekend in Westmeath www.bodyandsoul.ie Saturday and Sunday it's called a festival full of surprises. Event and bus tickets combined if you have no transport.Down in Strangford at the Wild Strawberry gallery Ruth Hartwell is having an exhibition for midsummer wrapped in gold wheich is experiments with paper plants pebbles and poetry, the invite looks lush its only on from 21st June to 9th July 1-5pm as it uses lots of living platns it cant be on any longer.I like the way it says its an expereince with poetry, you don,t often get people stating that in an exhibition.
This Thursday www.refoundonline.com Jill at Refound is opening her pop up shop 94 Castlereagh road 12-6pm Thursday to saturday Sunday 11-2pm Jill has got alot of artists to unleash their inspiration onto pieces of furniture giving them a new least of life and I think its a must for anyone looking for something just that little bit different as you get so fed up with the same old stuff. It's about time we all supported local talent a bit more. Speaking of which the art college degree shows are still on www.ulsterfestival.com I went over again this morning to have a look and think there is alot of talent lets hope they all get to do something with it.
I see the John Hewitt summer school brouchure is out as well www.johnhewittsociety.org lots of creative writing workshops daily rates from £35.