Weave X Portview
Once home to thousands of weavers, spinners and linen workers, Portview plays host to an event that captures the past life of the building and celebrates the people who used the space, with a contextual performance and celebration of culture through music and exhibition.
Organised as a live music set infused with historic glimpses into local industrial life we will weave together community, culture and creativity; unlocking the potential of such an iconic and imposing figure in the physical and social landscape of East Belfast.
Weave X Portview celebrates local industry past and present, with a bright spotlight on local artists and creatives in a contrasting but equally challenging modern landscape to the city’s industrial past. The lifestyles surrounding the various stages of Belfast’s industrial history hold stories worth retelling, cultures and subcultures worth preserving and challenges worth celebrating. Equally, the modern day creative scene has its own challenges to overcome, and local artists will be heavily featured and promoted in the event.
The event will premiere on various streaming platforms. Stay up to date on Instagram: @we.ave
Weave is designed to provide context-specific experiences that capture the essence and character of place, transmitted through art, music and more. A mix of performance, exhibition and celebration allows for a unique cultural offering that can educate, inspire and weave culture and creativity into communities.
Post-pandemic life has shown the strength in neighbourhoods and local communities across the country. As we are unable to bring people to the place (although we plan to soon), Weave brings place to the people. As we rapidly evolve and continue to create, it is easy to lose sight of local heritage and culture that got us here. We believe in weaving the past and the future into the modern fabric to educate and empower creatives to flourish.
No two weaves are the same. Each has tensions, embodied energy, loose threads, individual strings crossing paths. The strength is not in the individual but in the collective.
“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognise the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” Margaret Mead
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