Author: Lindsey Kirk

We’ll meet again – we know where, just not when.

The Long Wait… is Almost Over The best things in life are worth waiting for. We are well practiced in waiting in these parts. Waiting for peace, waiting for the perfect pint to settle, waiting for the rain to stop, waiting for God, waiting for lockdown to end. The spirit of this city and the… Read more »


Duke Of York Belfast

On Sunday 15th March we made the decision to close our venues over St. Patrick’s Day and beyond. Several other establishments followed suit. Never in over 40 years in the hospitality business have we faced such uncertain times, and we vow to put the safety of employees and customers first. We would like to thank… Read more »

CANCELLED An Audience With Jack Pakenham, RUA – 21st March 2020 2.30pm

Jack Pakenham, RUA, is one of Ireland’s most interesting artists. Much of his work reflects on ‘The Troubles’ here in Northern Ireland, and are often a very personal response to these events. This exhibition ‘A Broken Sky – Revisited’ is effectively a visual social history of the last forty years in Northern Ireland, shining a… Read more »

Who would compete with Seamus Heaney?

Seamus Heaney on Martin Gale “There may be clouds in the sky, clods on the ground, but there will usually be light on a far field and a gleam on the puddles. In fact, when Martin Gale looks upon the earth, he – like the One who took the first look – is inclined to… Read more »

A Grand Day Out for The Ulster Watercolour Society

You don’t have to think back too far to remember the Ulster Watercolour Society’s exhibition here in October, a hugely successful and well supported show. Over the two weeks the Society sold raffle tickets and catalogs, and all proceeds were to be donated to The Jill Todd Trust. Jill Todd was a bright and vivacious… Read more »

You Saw Her Here First

As we approach the end of Shauna Fox’s ‘Belfast Baps’ exhibition here in Sea Holly I’ve been thinking about how fast the last few weeks have gone. There has been so much support for this exhibition and for this incredibly talented young artist, and I honestly think that both the paintings and the visitors who… Read more »

It’s not about the £!

Art and Proud is going fast and furious making the most of it’s short run. We have met some incredible artists in the process of putting this exhibition together, all of whom have come on board simply to help raise awareness of lgbtq+ issues and challenges in Northern Ireland. As a thank you we are… Read more »

A riot of colour engulfs Sea Holly with ‘Art and Proud’

Launch of the Art & Proud exhibition at the Sea Holly Gallery in Belfast

Thursday 25th July saw the opening night of a very special exhibition here in Sea Holly – ‘Art and Proud’. This is only our third exhibition and was our very first open call. The exhibition is a celebration and exploration of all things lgbtq+; stories, experiences, and themes. We were overwhelmed with the response and… Read more »