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MayWe is delighted to manage 2 Royal Avenue, a new cultural venue that Belfast City Council have transformed playing host to artistic experiences, events and workshops. 

2024 Opening Hours

2 Royal Avenue is open 10am-6pm Monday to Sunday. 

Pop in to find some new additions to the space featuring...

  • A New Installation 'Landscape with Columns and Figures' curated and commissioned by Belfast City Council with MMAS Architects and OGU Architects

  • Our New Kids Cosy area

  • The Library Corner, featuring a selection of books for all ages by Northern Irish and Irish writers and a diversity themed collection, curated by Seamus Heaney Centre at Queens, Michaela Mc Dermott, and Orla McKeating, and supplied by No Alibis bookshop.

  • A Homework Station

  • Our Sensory Dome

 

Yallaa Café will be open from 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-5pm Sundays, serving delightful hot & cold beverages and delicious food, featuring a new lunch menu!

Check out whats on below!

If you are interested in using 2 Royal Avenue for an event or workshop, please contact 2royalave@maywe.co.uk

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2 Royal Avenue
Audience Survey

MayWe Events, the venue operator of 2 Royal Avenue is gathering information about the visitors of the venue to better inform our decision making, events and evidence the value of spaces like 2 Royal Avenue. 

 

Please respond to questions you feel comfortable to answer, you can skip any question you do not wish to answer. All responses are completely anonymous.

WHAT'S ON
EXHIBITIONS

Thursday 2nd may - saturday 25TH may

Bua an Chultúir! The Victory of Culture!                                    

Farhad O'Neill - Ealaiontoir/Artist

An exhibition of sculpture based on Irish Mythology.

Launching Thursday 2nd May in 2 Royal Avenue.

For more information visit www.farhadsculpture.com
LinkedIn: Farhad O'Neill
Twitter: @farhad_oneill
Instagram: farhadoneillartist

WHAT'S ON
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

week commencing 27th may

monDay 27 may

CRAFT SWAP 10am-3pm
Tools for Solidarity and Plot Twist Craftivism

Bring along craft materials you aren't using and swap them for materials from other creatives such as: books, fabric, yarn, tooks, knitting needles and threads. Includes workshops throughout the day!

Free Event, no booking required.

 

LOUGHSHORE TRAD 11am-1.30pm
Loughshore Trad Group 

Live music performances from Loughshore Trad, a group of experienced musicians who have a common love of traditional Irish music and enjoy playing together at informal and formal events.

Free Event, no booking required.

 

tuesDay 28 may

GRAPEVINE 11am-2pm
Age Friendly Belfast

The Grapevine, the Older People’s Hub, is now open in 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast. It’s a new drop-in hub for older people. Come along, get a coffee & catch up with the latest goings on for older people in the city. Open 11am-2pm every Tuesday.

Free Event, no booking required.

 

FREE IT SESSIONS 1pm-2pm
Vivian Ferguson

A complimentary one-hour technical drop-in session aimed at enhancing digital well-being and device health for the community.

 

Participants will receive personalised attention, with up to 10-minute slots available for a device health check, parental safety device guidance, or a general tech discussion which would be particularly useful for those who struggle to use their device or those who face an error message or technical problem they can't get past.

 

Free Event, no booking required.

 

wednesDay 29 may

YALLAA WOMEN'S CO-OPERATIVE WORKSHOP 12.30pm-2.30pm

Yallaa

 

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, there's something for everyone. Join Yallaa Women Co-operative Crafts Workshop and let's empower each other through creativity and community.

Free event. Booking required. Email coordinator.yallaa@gmail.com and book your slot. Limited spaces available.

BELFAST MET FASHION SHOW 1pm-2.30pm

Belfast Metropolitan College

 

Get ready for the Belfast Met end of year Fashion Show. Join us to witness the incredible work of our talented students! Includes a Mini Market which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

 

Free Event. No Booking required.

BELFAST WRITERS GROUP 4.30pm-6pm

Belfast Writers Group is an informal writing meet up in Belfast City Centre for writers of all genres, levels of experience and commitments.

Every week we gather in 2 Royal Avenue to build community and take the time and space to write, read, chat and edit with no expectations or deadlines.

 

Whether you're someone who wants to get started in writing, loves writing but struggles to find the time with work, or you're working on an ongoing project, all are welcome no matter your levels of experience. 

 

Free Event. For more information please contact writersgroupbelfast@gmail.com

thursDay 30 may

SLOW STITCHING 10.30am-12pm

Heritage Quilts NI

 

Unleash your creativity with English paper piecing, a cherished quilting technique that transcends time. Using simple shapes and precise stitches, this method allows you to craft intricate designs with ease. From hexagons to diamonds, English paper piecing offers endless possibilities for quilt blocks, bags, and more.

 

Whether you're a seasoned needleworker or a curious beginner, the world of hand stitching awaits, inviting you to explore its beauty and endless possibilities. 

Tickets £10. Booking required, to book a place email Jacki: jackimbradley@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER WEEK 2024 12pm-2pm

Volunteer Now

 

A chance for Volunteer involving organisations to meet, network and plan for Volunteer’s Week 2024.

Free Event. No Booking required.

SWING INTO SUMMER 7.30pm-9.30pm

Grosvenor Chorale

 

Grosvenor Chorale present 'Swing Into Summer', an Evening of American Songbook and Jazz Classics. Accompanied by The Scott Flanigan Jazz Trio with Ross Patterson (bass) and Tim Rooney (drums).

7.30pm: Drinks Reception (drink included in ticket price)

8.00pm: Concert Begins

(There concert will last approximately 75 mins and there will be no interval)

Tickets £15. Booking required, book here

saturDay 1 June

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION EVENT 11am-1pm

Cancer Fund for Children

 

To kickstart Volunteer' Week, Cancer Fund for Children are holding a special information event where you can learn more about volunteering opportunities across Northern Ireland.  

Free Event. No Booking required.

KIDS ABSTRACT ART WORKSHOP 11am-12pm

Abstract Art Academy

Design and create your own finished pieces in our exciting new workshop, which is a chance to learn about the making of abstract art through demonstrations and guidance from our artists.

Tickets £10. Booking required, book here. Limited spaces available. 

 

ADULTS ABSTRACT ART WORKSHOP 1pm-2pm

Abstract Art Academy

An interactive workshop which allows anyone to learn and create with the techniques and materials shown by our artists.

All tickets include one to one guidance from the artists and a space in the workshop, which is a chance to learn about the making of abstract art through demonstrations and trying for yourself.

Tickets £10. Booking required, book here. Limited spaces available.

 

sunDay 2 JUNE

ESOL FOR BEGINNERS 12pm-2pm

Yallaa

 

Want to improve your English and become more confident to get out there and make friends? Join Yallaa Free ESOL Classes in 2 Royal Avenue on Sundays. Don't miss out it is a great chance to enhance your conversational skills!
 

Free event. Booking required. Email coordinator.yallaa@gmail.com and book your slot. Limited spaces available.

COOKERY DEMONSTRATION 2pm-3pm

Yallaa

 

Explore the flavorful world of Arabic vegetarian cuisine with Yalla Cookery Demonstrations. 

Join for an immersive culinary experience where you'll discover the rich heritage of Arabic flavors, spices, and authentic cooking techniques.

Tickets £5 (redeemable in Yallaa Cafe). Booking required, email coordinator.yallaa@gmail.com or book at Yallaa Cafe on the day.

SUNDAY CHESS 2pm-5pm

Roaming Knights

Belfast City Chess meet up. This is a free weekly social meet up for chess players. It is not a chess club, or tournament. Under 16s must be accompanied by responsible adult.


Free event. Contact roamingknightsni@gmail.com for more info.

 

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