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Explore the story behind Belfast's world-famous walls
- Only £8 pp
- Cathedral Quarter, Belfast
- Guided street art walking tour
Meet your host, Adam
I run my business Seedhead Arts with my partner Ali. We provide arts consultancy, event management and training services and specialise in underground art forms like street art, cabaret, comedy and magic. I have always been passionate about Belfast's underground cultural scene and believe everybody benefits from the re-imagination of shared spaces.
The street art around Belfast has infamously came in the form of murals. These murals have more than often been displayed in a politically divisive way. Therefore, outsider arts are crucial to people who want to forge shared creative space outside of the traditional binaries of Northern Ireland politics.
Street art allows everyone to re-connect with their environment and their city. The art form allows artists to re-imagine urban spaces and transform them into something shared, beautiful and unique. Street art is all about community and we’re all about developing the arts and allowing the artists within the community to grow.
What to expect
An insight into the ever-growing and eclectic display of exceptional talent painted across the streets of Belfast.
Belfast is renowned for the many murals that paint the city's fascinating history, but rarely are you able to see how this tradition has transformed into a dynamic art form. As you stroll along the cobbled stones of the quaint Cathedral Quarter, prepare to be mesmerized by the urban artwork that surrounds you. The tour will immerse you in the evolution of graffiti from a backstreet battle to a world wide phenomenon and give you an authentic feel for the spirit of Belfast's anti-establishment, artistic community.
Not only will you learn about the stories behind each particular street art piece, you get to hear it from the man who provides the passion behind them. Adam has driven this exceptional art form in recent years and is responsible for 'Hit the North'; a street art festival that celebrates everything incredible about this colourful craze (21-22 September 2017).
A gently paced, two-hour long guided walking tour showcasing the current street art located in Belfast's city centre. All participants of the tour will meet at The Dark Horse, Commercial Court, Belfast. Tours start at 12 noon and finish roughly around 2pm.