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St Patrick’s Symposium on Reminiscence and customising T-shirts for teens with Wendy Porter

“This is why I have long thought to write, but up to now I have hesitated, because I feared what people would say” – St Patrick’s Confession

After the extremely positive impacts of previous symposia examining the themes of modern slavery, migration and peace-making within a modern context, 2021’s Symposium will be exploring the theme of reminiscence – its importance in society, its healing power, its intrinsic dangers and its restorative capacity.

Contributors include Jo Berry, Prof Hamber, Anthony Toner, Nandi Jolie & Sean Hewitt. The host for the morning is broadcaster Karen Patterson. Further details on the morning’s speakers can be found at the event page.

Monday 15 March: St Patrick’s Symposium on Reminiscence, 10am – 12pm. This event is free to attend, but will be delivered via Zoom. Registration is essential through


Customising T-shirts for teens with Wendy Porter, 6-7pm.

This event will be available to view, free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels

Details of the materials that you need will be posted on the VisitArmagh Facebook page 72 hours before the event

Learn how to create designer looking t-shirts quickly and simply in this fashion Masterclass with artist Wendy Porter. This demo is perfect for teens who enjoy fashion, art and design and want to learn new creative skills.

Wendy will teach you a range of techniques to upcycle your shirts including cutting and creating simple patterns, spray painting, drawing with bleach into dark coloured shirts to produce colour and shapes, fabric slashing on the back and sleeves and how to make a cold shoulder, which looks fantastic on a contemporary Tee.

Throughout the demo, Wendy will show you t-shirts in different stages of the creative process from start to the end.

You will be able to take away all of the techniques from the tutorial and customise your own t-shirts to create a professional looking finish every time.

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