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Belfast Women Artists

Female artists are less well known than their male counterparts. This series of talks aims to redress this balance and give their works recognition. The talks examine the background, lives and works of women who created art during the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. The artists featured used various artistic techniques and either lived or exhibited in Belfast.

The talks can be taken as a single session on one of the artists, or you can hear them all as a series over six weeks.

As my research continues more artists will be added to the list.

Talk 1. Wilhelmina Geddis (1887- 1955) - stained glass artist

Talk 2. Helen O'Hara (1846-1920) - landscape and seascape painter

Talk 3. Marjorie A. Robinson (1858-1924) - miniature portrait painter

Talk 4. Sydney M. Thompson (1847-1923) - landscape and portrait painter

Talk 5. Ethel Rhind (1879-1952) - stained glass artist

Talk 6. Eva McKee (born1890)  - decorative crafts

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £5 per person






Fish and Ships

Discover the history of Belfast by examining the stories and events behind the images that were used by John Kindness on his sculpture 'The Big Fish'. From choirboys fishing in the river which ran through the town centre to the importance of the shipbuilding industry this talk reveals interesting facts about the social and economic history of Belfast.

Duration: 1 hour (PowerPoint presentation)

Cost: £5 per person 


Clippers, Coins, Caddies and Chat

Sit back and enjoy a cup of tea while you listen to a talk on the history of tea and tea drinking in nineteenth-century Ulster. Be transported back in time as you discover how much tea was imported into Belfast, what types of tea were purchased, how much tea cost to buy and be surprised at who was fond of a cup of tea. Sampling of a variety of black and green teas will form part of the proceedings.

Option 1 (Talk and sampling)

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £6 per person

Option 2 (Talk, sampling and an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes) 

Duration: 1¾ hours

Cost: £15 per person

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