Traditional blacksmithing demonstration at Folktown Market

Folktown Market

Thursday 14th October at 12pm

Traditional Blacksmithing demonstration at Folktown Market with Patrick Strahan showing the ancient skill of twisting iron into shapes.. Some participants will get a chance to try it out!
See more on https://www.facebook.com/NineIronsCraft

Folktown CIC is presenting a series of demonstration workshops bringing 19th and 20th century traditional skills to life. The workshops are suitable for all ages, and they will take place over three Thursdays in Bank Sq at the Folktown Market starting on the 15th and ending on the 29th of October.

The purpose of these workshops is to un-cover the hidden history of the area and bring it to life for everyone today. The events will include live demonstrations and workshops of traditional crafts; skills demonstration and education in relation to food production; heritage tours; and storytelling events.

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Also on the same day… Macrame workshop!
A hands-on experience suitable for all ages. Its a century old type of weaving using knots that are shaped into decorative jewellery, clothes and much more. See more on https://www.facebook.com/lotsofknotscrafts

Coming up..


Thursday 22nd Oct, open 12-4pm:
Print making demonstration
Soap, candles and felt making workshops
Basket weaving workshop

Thursday 22nd Oct, 1pm, starting in Bank Sq: Heritage tour of ‘Folktown’, uncovering our city’s hidden heritage and stories. With Dr Raymond O’Regan

Thursday 29th Oct, open 12-4pm:
Traditional bread and butter making demonstrations
A look at how people lived in 19th century Belfast; what did they eat, how did they use the resources available, and can we learn something them today..?
More to be confirmed..

Thursday 29th Oct, 1pm, starting in Bank Sq: Heritage tour of ‘Folktown’, uncovering our city’s hidden heritage and stories. With Dr Raymond O’Regan

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