Stories Of Life

A night where new music, oral storytelling and inspiring art displays will combine to communicate stories of hope that are unfolding across Belfast …. A night where an innovative new album will be launched by local singer songwriter Stewart McIlrath … A night of conversations and stories…

Black Box
03 Feb 2010 // 8pm

Book tickets here.

Snow Leopard

If there’s one thing that Apple have got down to a T, it’s packaging design. They know that it’s about so much more than the product – it’s about the whole experience, from looking, to purchase, to unpacking, to setup. I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard, and was reminded how much fun it is to use Apple products. It’s so beautiful and intricately packaged. Wonder how many people use Apple for that reason alone?

Conflict: War & Peace

The latest Ctrl.Alt.Shift collaboration has been launched…

BALTIC Competition
Conflict: War & Peace

Conflict is a major contributor to poverty throughout the world. 80% of the world’spoorest countries have suffered from a major conflict in the past 15 years, funded by a global military spend of $900 billion. Almost every conflict zone in the world is located in a developing country. Very little change happens without some conflict, for the simple reason that people who hold power at the expense of others usually fight to hold on to it. The human destruction caused by violent conflict isdevastating: 90% of modern war victims are civilian. 75% of the world’s refugeesare women and children, as men are often killed or forced into armies or militias.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift and BALTIC are hosting a contemporary art competition around the theme of conflict, giving you the chance to get involved. You will be given the opportunity to showcase your work on the BALTIC website and BALTIC’s own Quay TV, as well as being published in Ctrl.Alt.Shift magazine which is distributed nationally. Your work will accompany the Ctrl.Alt.Shift exhibition at BALTIC. To enter, all you have to do is create a piece of artwork based around conflict, take a picture of what you create and then upload it to this site. Some themes to consider that might help you find direction are: racial and ethnic intolerance, political violence and violence in culture – further information can also be found on the website and in the brief.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a community for passionate and outspoken individuals, joined in the fights against poverty and injustice. Learn about the issues. Add your voice. It’s your world – take control.

Posters Live Where Things Happen

Posters live where things happen. So much culture comes to us through a screen – whether it’s movies, the internet, or video games. But posters live in theaters and clubs and political rallies, places where real people meet other real people. And I believe our need to do so is even stronger now that we’re in such a virtual world.

[Luba Lukova]