by Andrew Cooke
Part of the 14th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
3rd to 30th May 2013
at the ADF Gallery, Royal Avenue, Belfast.
On Thursday 2 May, 5-7pm, there will be a preview at the Arts & Disability Forum of a show where not only are you welcome to touch, you’ll be able to make a noise too. Ceramicist Andrew Cooke makes unusual bespoke musical instruments: diddley bows. They are derived from instruments used in West Africa, where children play them, one beating the string with sticks and the other changing the pitch by moving a slide up and down. The instrument was developed as a children’s toy by slaves in the United States. People will be able to pick up the diddley bows and play them in the gallery.
All visitors are welcome, including at the preview, and admission is free of charge.If you haven’t been to the ADF before, ask for Chris or Leo on arrival and we’ll introduce you onwards. Braille or BSL interpretation, audio described tours and group visits are available – please request in advance.
This exhibition has been programmed by the ADF as a contribution to the 14th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (www.cqaf.com).
The preview will be 5-7pm on Thursday 2nd May in the ADF Gallery on Royal Avenue. Light refreshments will be available.
Following the preview, the exhibition will be open to the public, from 3rd to 30th May between 11am to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday.
For further information please telephone: 028 9023 9450 or email email@example.com.