Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Artist brings old Belfast bar to Winter Games

Derry-based artist and curator Theo Sims plans to export a piece of Northern Ireland’s cultural heritage to Canada for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Theo is one of only a handful of artists from the UK who has been selected for the Cultural Olympiad component of the Winter Games, which run from February 12-26.

With £5,000 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, he plans to recreate the interior of the old Blackthorn Bar, a one-time popular hostelry based on Skipper Street in Belfast.

His art installation, called The Candahar, will become an atmospheric meeting point in Vancouver, hosting a programme of music, theatre and performance.

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