The Verbal Arts Centre has teamed up with Belfast Exposed to offer a unique reading experience as part of Late Night Art on Thursday 7th May.
The main aims of the Reading Room project are to promote engagement with literature which in turn will enhance the social well-being of the city by fostering a love of reading, to encourage social interaction between people who might otherwise never meet, and to provide participants with an opportunity to participate, reflect, imagine and add to the narrative.
This one-off, special Reading Rooms event reflects the themes of Geert Goiris’s work, which will be on show in Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, from 2nd May – 27th June, contemplating travel, journey, imagination and encounters with the unfamiliar.
Sessions will begin with a short introduction to the exhibition, then the Reading Room will take place. Participants will be free afterwards to revisit Goiris’s work, seeing the pieces with new eyes.
The event is free and open to all, but advance registration is required to determine how many sessions will take place on 7th May. Please contact Ciara Hickey at Belfast Exposed – firstname.lastname@example.org – for further information or to book your place.
Ciara Hickey, Curator and Gallery Manager at Belfast Exposed, said: “We are looking forward to hosting the upcoming Reading Room event on Late Night Art on 7th May in partnership with the Verbal Arts Centre.
“Geert Goiris’s epic landscape photographs beg to be paired with creative writing and this session promises to a powerful encounter between images and words. We hope this is the first of many more collaborative events with Verbal Arts Centre.”
For further information contact the Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane and Wall Mall, Bishop Street Within, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6PU, Tel. 02871 26694; or Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF, Tel: +44 028 9023 0965.