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Author: National Museums Northern Ireland
Published on 13 August 2013 03:00 PM

Enjoy an exciting range of creative workshops programmed by the Live and Learn project for those aged 50 years and over.

You will learn new skills, renew old ones, meet new people and explore the collections and exhibits of the Ulster American Folk Park. Some workshops will require advance booking. See below for more information.

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Sonography - 21 August 1.30 - 4.30pm
Fabric Forms - 21 August - 11am -1pm

The above workshops require advance booking.

For further information, or to book a place, please telephone 028 9039 5081 or 028 9039 5082, or visit opens link in new window

Ulster American Folk Park

Shopping in Murray’s Drapers - Thurs 29 August 10am - 12noon
Explore and enjoy our Edwardian Drapery Shop in Ulster Street.Experience fabrics, lace, linens and accessories from the past whilst Mrs Murray talks of shop life in the 1900’s.

Making Memories - Friday 16 & 23 August 1.30pm - 4pm
Create your own unique art piece around significant events, stories or people in your life. Materials are provided. This workshop runs over two afternoons. Please telephone to book your place.

American Patchwork - Tuesday 27 August 1.30pm - 4pm
Try your hand at American patchwork and make your own aromatic patchwork envelope. Fabrics and other materials are provided. Please telephone to book your place.

Irish Lace - Wednesday 21 August 2pm to 3.30pm
Join Valerie Wilson, Head of Textiles at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, for an illuminating talk on Irish Lace. Examples from our collection will be on display.

Accessorise with Textiles - Friday 23 August 10am - 12.30pm
Make your own brooch, coaster or bag from an assortment of interesting fabrics. Please telephone to book your place.

Create with Willow - Friday 23rd August 10 am - 12.30pm
Using organic willow you will create a sweet pea structure for your garden. Places are limited to six so please telephone to book.

Be a Blacksmith - Friday 23rd August 1.30pm - 4pm
Join our blacksmith in the Forge and make a poker with your own unique markings.For health and safety reasons this
workshop is limited to three people only. Please ring to book your place.

For further information or to book a place on a workshop contact Live and Learn Outreach Officer Briege McClean on 028 8225 6321 or visit opens link in new window

The Live & Learn Project

The Live and Learn project operates across three of National Museums Northern Ireland sites to increase accessibility and engagement with museums and collections specifically for the over 50s. To find out details of events, projects and how you can take part visit the Live and Learn pages at the opens link in new window Ulster Museum, the opens link in new window Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the opens link in new window Ulster American Folk Park.

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575