somewhereto_NI are about to brighten up the high street!
somewhereto_ Northern Ireland are busy preparing for an exciting few days in May with their event The Open Source.
The Open Source is a performance space, music venue and workshop hub bringing life back into an empty space on Belfast’s Donegall Street during the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
For eleven days, The Open Source brings life to a vacant property and provides space for free workshops, performances and exchange of ideas between 12 noon and 7pm daily. Check out their programme here.
Run by volunteers and made possible by the donation of the space, furniture, equipment and the artists’ time, The Open Source relies on the spirit of collectivism and collaboration to provide a dynamic, creative hub in the city.
This year’s Open Source is 25 Donegall Street, Belfast. Check back on their page here for more photos as the space begins to take shape in the run-up to opening day on 2nd May.
Do you need space to do what you love? Get in touch with somewhereto_ so we can find you the ultimate space to do what you love to do..
In need of a versatile, slightly unusual space to perform? Then check out the Belfast Barge.
It’s a unique floating venue, permanently moored behind Belfast’s Waterfront Hall- the space is also a very interesting venue because it doubles as a maritime museum,which pays homage to Belfast’s rich maritime heritage.
The space is also home to a multi use performance space, that can be used for an array of your somewhereto_ needs,including drama, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and live music.
So gang, as you know, we have been scouring the land, looking high and low in search of the biggest show offs in the land! Last week our valiant quest took us to Belfast, where we joined by Britain’s Got Talent star Ryan O’Shaughnessy, who performed a few sets before inviting local talent to the stage. Enjoy the highlights vid, and don’t forget that there are only 5 days left until the closing date of the show off competition, which you can enter here: http://bit.ly/MhxqUo
Just submit a 60 sec clip of you showing off your skills by the 18th July, good luck!
Folks, yesterday we took the amazing somewhereto_showoff stage to Belfast’s glorious Victoria Square
And we had some help introducing the fantastic local talent from none other than Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ryan O’Shaughnessy! He performed an acoustic set to thousands of fans before we were able to enjoy the diverse array of acts that turned up from the Emerald Isle.
somewhereto_ show off is offering you the chance to perform at the Olympic Park during the 2012 Games, and the chance to fly out to Rio de Janeiro with BAFTA winning actor, writer and director Adam Deacon- who will film you doing your thing in beautiful Brazil!
All you have to do is upload a 60 sec clip of you doing your thing- be it dance, BMX’ing, DJing, WHATEVER.
Third year architecture student Alice appreciates space in the same way as somewhereto_.
As demonstrated by her inspiring new exhibit at the Belfast Art Tank, its all about creative thinking, pushing boundaries and potential. The exhibition itself imaginatively probes the possibilities of an inner-city urban community in Belfast, and overcoming the ironic sense of isolation that living in a bustling city space can induce. What? We like to get a little deep every now and then. Be sure to read more about Alice’s experiences here
Do you need a space to share your profoundly moving perspective? A home for your innovative ideas? Then get in touch today.
And don’t forget, the somewhereto_ crew will be in Belfast on Wednesday 4th July in Victoria Square from 12-4 as part of somewhereto_ showoff! come down and show us what you’ve got to win the chance to perform at the Olympic Park and fly out to Rio with Adam Deacon, where you can feature in your own special showoff film!
So, even though we are not in Belfast today, our love affair with the beautiful city and its wonderful spaces continues!
Check out the Ulster Hall, a glorious space for you to unleash your creative side- whether you need a space to get creative or rehearse, Ulster Hall is prefect!
Click here to find out more about this space and here to find out more about how to find the perfect space for you!
And despair not, we are looking forward to being in Belfast on Wednesday 4th July from 12-4 next week for our amazing somewhereto_showoff competition. Hope to see you there where you can wow us with your skills.
It’s all about Belfast this week folks, as this Thursday (June 28) we will be bringing the somewhereto_ show off stage to Victoria Square in the great Irish city.
In celebration of this, our spotlight space is the award winning Waterfront Hall, which since it opened 15 years ago, has boosted the local economy both socially and economically. The space boasts a range of facilities including a large main auditorium, meeting rooms, gallery space that has welcomed over 5 million people. So guys, if you are in Belfast and need a space to do your thing, click here:
But don’t worry if you can’t make it down on Thursday, you can still be in with the chance to win the opportunity to perform during the Games, or even fly to RIO DE JANEIRO with BAFTA winning actor Adam Deacon by clicking here :http://somewhereto.com/showoff
A large multi-use space in Belfast, Antrim - that you could be using for free next week!
Formerly the Group Theatre, this space has been refurbished to create a fresh and spacious multi-purpose room. A wonderful space to unleash your creative side; practice or perform drama, music, poetry and much more. The hall is in use for various events around the year, so contact a regional coordinator to find out more.
On another note: If you would like to get involved by helping out with the Open Source Belfast festival as a volunteer, click here to apply. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in venue management, programming, event management, and customer service. Out of pocket expenses will be covered, including travel to and from the venue on public transport and a meal each day.
Check out what they have done (and are still doing!) with one of the greatest unused spaces of all time!
The Titanic Quarter regeneration is one of the biggest projects Northern Ireland. Turning this historic and previously unused space into a project that will be beneficial for the wider community of Northern Ireland is wicked.
You could do the same… well not exactly the same, but you could turn your dreams into a reality with one of nearly 600 spaces available for free around the UK. Get in Touch Now!