Local events in UU Festival of Art and Design

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The Ulster University Festival of Art and Design takes place this week - with three events in our area.

The organisers have created a multidisciplinary festival of installations, publications, talks, screenings and exhibitions and have broadened the programme to host artists, designers and cultural practitioners in Belfast, Ballycastle, Coleraine and Derry-Londonderry.

Dr Andrew Sneddon will discuss the dynamics of witchcraft belief and accusation in the representation of gender and emotions at a talk in the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, on Tuesday, March 8 from 6pm to 8pm.

On Thursday, March 10 from 5pm to 8.30pm at Portnagree House, Harbour and Marina Visitor Centre, Bayview Road, Ballycastle, Transmission Ballycastle explores and promotesthe town as a multidisciplinary space for dialogue between architecture, urban planning, visual arts, sociology, histories and heritage.

A coach will leave the Riverside Theatre at 4.00pm and return at 8.30pm.

Author, broadcaster and editorat-large for The Guardian, based in London, Gary Younge presents Black Lives Matter in the Age of Obama, in association with the Centre for Media Research, in Auditorium, Room U123, U block Ulster University, Coleraine campus, on Thursday, March 10 from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Younge argues that African Amerians have proved they can elect the head of state, but have not yet secured the ability to walk down the street unmolested. The event is chaired by Dr Robert Porter. For further details on all Festival events visit www.ulster.ac.uk/festivalartdes