Events in Belfast: Encaustic Monoprints by Margaret Arthur and Bap Kennedy's Sunday Cure
Encaustic Monoprints: Margaret Arthur. The Engine Room Gallery, corner of Clarence Street and LinenHall Street, Belfast Until February 27. Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am-4pm.
Margaret was originally introduced to encaustic work in America where she has spent several residencies. She has been experimenting with it for a number of years now and finds that it combines well with her previous printmaking techniques giving a natural progression to her work. Inspiration for many of her works comes from the environment, in particular concerns with global warming.
Bap Kennedy's Sunday Cure
Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast
Sunday, February 14, 2pm
As the frontman of one of Belfast's all-too-rare success stories, Bap Kennedy's stint with rock band Energy Orchard during the Eighties and Nineties not only earned him high-profile fans including Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, but it gave him a solid grounding for establishing a successful solo career with the first album to be released under his own name, Domestic Blues, being produced by alt-country legend Steve Earle. He then proclaimed Kennedy to be "the best songwriter I ever heard". At Sunday's gig, Kennedy is joined by his band for a special St Valentine's Day intimate gig - ticket price includes a brunch.
Visit www.blackboxbelfast.com for details.