2 ROyal Avenue
 

Your Guide to What's on

Belfast City Council have transformed 2 Royal Avenue  into an exciting new cultural venue, playing host to artistic experiences, events and workshops. 

 

The space is designed to create a sense of calm and wonder. Surrounded with plant life and bespoke artworks by Irish street artist Decoy, the space offers the opportunity to watch live music, see art exhibitions, take part in art making and wellbeing workshops. But 2 Royal Avenue is also a place to come in and take some time out, look around or simply grab a coffee and relax. 

Week beginning 15th august
MONDAY 15 august

Sensory Time for Babies 11am-12pm

Join sensory storyteller Vicky McFarland as she takes you on a sensory story adventure, that will stimulate and engage your little ones. Suitable for babies up to 18 months, these sensory story sessions will be relaxed, fun and include plenty of free sensory playtime.

Free but booking advised: Book Now

Tuesday 16 august

Tai Chi with Grandmaster Zhu 12pm - 1pm

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise originating from ancient China, where it started as a famous martial art. These days, it’s practised around the world as an effective exercise for health.

 

It’s impossible to describe this complex art in one sentence. Tai Chi can be many things for different people, but regular practise will improve your wellbeing. At the heart of it, Tai Chi is a moving meditation in the form of a series of gentle exercises that create harmony between the mind and body. 

Free but booking required: Book here

Story Making Workshop with Fighting Words 1pm-3pm 

The lively, collaborative and interactive workshop will last 2 hours including a 10 minute break. Participants will dream up characters and create an original story, brought to life by our on-site illustrator. The workshop is suitable for all abilities and in designed to spark an initial interest in creative writing.

Free but booking required: Book Now

wednesDAY 16 august

Mindfulness with Fiona Montgomery 12.30pm-1.30pm

Pause for 20 minutes in the middle of your day to experience a guided mindful meditation with Fiona Montgomery. Join Fiona for 3 x 20-minute moments at the following times:

12.30pm

12.50pm

1.10pm

Everyone is welcome to join any pause at any time - stay for one, or all three mindful moments!

Free but booking advised: Book Now

SundAY 21 august

Trad Seisuin 2pm-4pm

Enjoy the music of young traditional musicians from the Greater Belfast Area, led by experienced adult traditional musicians/tutors from the Glengormley School of Traditional Music. Participation in Seisuins is open to all young traditional musicians from the Greater Belfast Area.

No booking required - just drop in!

Week beginning 22nd august
Monday 22 August

Boogie Babies 11am-12pm

Boogie babies is a sensory rhythm and rhyme session for under 4's. We use parachutes, puppets, lights, sensory equipment and instruments to create a sensory experience. With all your favourite songs from "the wheels on the bus" to "twinkle twinkle" there is loads to sing and dance along to.

Suitable for ages 0-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free but booking advised: Book Now

Tuesday 23 august

Tai Chi with Grandmaster Zhu 12pm - 1pm

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise originating from ancient China, where it started as a famous martial art. These days, it’s practised around the world as an effective exercise for health.

 

It’s impossible to describe this complex art in one sentence. Tai Chi can be many things for different people, but regular practise will improve your wellbeing. At the heart of it, Tai Chi is a moving meditation in the form of a series of gentle exercises that create harmony between the mind and body. 

Free but booking required: Book here

August Tea Dance 2pm-4pm 

Put on your dancing shoes and join us at 2 Royal Avenue for a Tea Dance!

Enjoy an afternoon of dancing and music, featuring live musical entertainment from Rosey Hunter and delicious refreshments.

Free but booking required: Book Now

wednesDAY 24 august

Lunchtime Yoga with Irene 12.30pm-1.30pm

Take an hour out of your day to breathe, stretch and relax as Irene guides you through a series of gentle yoga postures and stretches.

 

Suitable for all levels.

Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

Free but booking advised: Book Now