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We have two rooms available to hire in our Malone studios. Our Main room is ideal for yoga, meditation, events, workshops and classes, and our Meeting Room is suitable for smaller groups, meetings, classes and workshops. Both rooms are situated off our lovely glass-roofed atrium, which can be used to gather for events or as a breakout space during events.

Main Room Blick Shared Studios Malone
Breakout Space Blick Shared Studios Malone

Natural light, high ceilings and original period features, including sash windows and cornicing.

Main room details

Our Malone main room is a lovely space with lots of natural light, high ceilings and original period features, including sash windows and cornicing. The room is approximately 45sqm and has dimmable lights. This room is ideal for yoga, meditation and pilates and is also suitable for private functions and dinners, classes and workshops, rehearsal space etc. The room can be set up with or without furniture and screen, and free wifi is available throughout. There are also yoga mats, cushions and blocks available for use within the space.

This room can fit up to 12 yoga mats, seats 20 around one big central table, 12 as a Classroom, 30 as a Lecture Theatre, and about 40 people standing.

Booking the main room

This room can be booked on a one-off basis for short-term block bookings of 2 or more sessions, or we also offer affordable rates of only £15 an hour to those who want to make a long-term ongoing booking of a minimum of 8 weeks.

Time Slot:Fee per hour:Fee per half day:
(9am-1pm or 1pm - 5pm)
Fee per day/evening:
Individual/One-off daytime weekday booking (9am - 5pm) £25£60£100
Regular/Block daytime weekday booking (2 or more sessions) (9am - 5pm)£20£50£90
Individual/ One-off weekday evening booking (5.30pm - 9.30pm)£30N/A£90
Regular/Block weekday evening booking (2 or more sessions) (5.30pm - 9.30pm)£25N/A£80
Individual/ One-off weekend daytime booking (9am - 5pm)£30£75£120
Regular/Block weekend daytime booking (2 or more sessions 9am - 5pm)£25£65£100
Longterm Ongoing Booking (minimum 8 weeks)
£15£40£60

Please note there is a minimum booking time of 2 hours, and booking times must include setup and breakdown times.

Equipment

We have the following equipment available to you whilst using our facilities:

  • Data Projector and Screen
  • TV Screen
  • Mounted speakers in the main room
  • Dimmable lights in the main room
  • Flipchart stand (please note you must bring your own paper and pens)
  • Whiteboard

Catering

When booking our rooms, you can bring your own tea and coffee and use our kitchen facilities or arrange your own external catering, or we can order catering for you. Please get in touch for current catering prices and options.

Seating for 20 around a conference table in our Main Room
Space for 12 yoga mats in our Main Room
Blick Shared Studios Malone Road Meeting Room
The meeting room is configured in a boardroom layout

Our Meeting Room

Meeting Room Details

Our Meeting Room is configured in a boardroom layout and can seat up to 8 people. This room is perfect for teaching one on one or small group classes, small meetings, presentations and interviews. There is also a whiteboard and screen available to use, and free wifi available throughout.

Booking the meeting room

 

Time Slot:Fee per hour:Fee per half day:
(9am-1pm or 1pm - 5pm)
Fee per day/evening:
Individual weekday daytime booking
(9am – 5pm)                                            
 £15£40£75
Regular/Block weekday daytime booking
(2 or more sessions 9am – 5pm)                  
 £10£35£65
Individual weekday evening booking (5.30pm – 9.30pm)                                            £20N/A£60
Regular/Block weekday evening booking (2 or more sessions
5.30pm – 9.30pm)                    
£15N/A£50
Individual booking weekend daytime
(9am - 5pm)          
£20£60£80
Regular/Block weekend daytime booking (2 or more sessions 9am - 5pm)   £15£50£70

Please note there is a minimum booking time of 2 hours, and booking times must include setup and breakdown times.

 

Equipment

We have the following equipment available to you whilst using our facilities:

  • Data Projector and Screen
  • TV Screen
  • Flipchart stand (please note you must bring your own paper and pens)
  • Whiteboard

 

Catering

When booking our rooms, you can bring your own tea and coffee and use our kitchen facilities or arrange your own external catering, or we can order catering for you. Please get in touch for current catering prices and options.

Main Room Blick Shared Studios Malone
Our Main Room is accessed through double doors from our glass roofed atrium

Why choose to hire the rooms in our Malone Studios?

  • Affordable and flexible terms
  • No VAT or additional fees
  • Beautifully designed spaces in a beautiful building with character, featuring local artwork and original period features, including original sash windows, doorsand cornicing
  • Great location, safe, well-lit and busy
  • Personal and professional service with a small team
  • Local exhibitions and artwork displayed in the studios
  • You can bring your own catering – giving you flexibility and affordability
  • Become part of our community. For regular ongoing bookings, we can list your classes on our website and studio noticeboards, feature you on our blog and share with our network through social media
  • Local independent social enterprise and registered charity. Choosing Blick means your money goes to support the local economy and the creative industries in Northern Ireland.
  • We have 15 years of experience providing room hire services. We know what we are doing and can be relied upon to provide a professional service as well as being friendly and approachable.

 

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We have had a hectic few weeks with a big funding deadline last week, so only getting caught up with ourselves. We will be doing a write up on our last Blick Academy event with Paul Boal from Clever Ghost sharing his creative story this week. In the meantime here is a bit more info on Paul from an interview he gave us before his talk earlier this month!
Not long now until our next Blick Animation Club event for children aged 7-14 to learn all about Lego animation with Can Do Academy!

Event Details
Saturday 18th May
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Blick Studios Malone Road 
Cost: £15

Book via the events page on our website ✨️ (link in bio)

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Our next Blick Academy Creative Talk with a local creative sharing their creative journey is coming up on Wednesday 5th June!

Speaker details to be announced shortly, sign up now for your free ticket (link in bio)!
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Our next Blick Animation Club event in partnership with Can Do Academy is on Saturday 18th May!

These mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy are a great introduction for children to the colourful world of Lego animation!

The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination!

Your child will learn to use special iPad apps and they will receive a copy of their film at the end of the session! They can bring their own Lego characters or use the ones supplied by us.

More info at candoacademy.co.uk

Please note that these workshops are suitable for children aged 7+

Event Date(s): May 18, 2024

Event Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: Blick Studios, 51 Malone Road Belfast BT9 6RY

Cost: £15 + Booking Fee

For more info and to book visit the events page on our website (link in profile) 🌼 🌸 🌻
WOMENFOLK JUNIOR.SENIOR

Introducing our new reformatted @womenfolk.co Junior.Senior. events. A series of leisurely bi-monthly Saturday morning brunch events for creative women in Belfast. Where over coffee, fruit and pastries within an intimate setting two local creative women will share the stories of their creative journeys. Each event will feature an established self-employed creative woman complimented by a young emerging creative starting out on their creative journey. Each speaker will tell the story of their creative journey so far and share honestly the challenges and opportunities they face. Giving different perspectives on the different stages of the creative journey.

These events are all about sharing knowledge and skills within the creative community so we can help each other grow. There will also be opportunities for meeting like-minded people, building community and creating new connections and helping champion young emerging designers by giving them the opportunity to share their story to a supportive and encouraging local audience.

Kick starting Saturday 15th June at 11.30am in our Hill Street Studios!

Event Date(s): June 15, 2024

Event Time: 11.30am

Location: Blick Shared Studios, Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LB

Cost: Donation
Can't wait for this sold out event next week with Paul Boal founder of Clever Ghost sharing his creative story!
Another chance to see our latest roundup of funding, support, opportunities, events, exhibitions and festivals for creatives

FUNDING, SUPPORT & OPPORTUNITIES

- £575,000 Augment the City Challenge Fund
- CIRCE Fellowship Programme 2024
- Beyond Literature Borders – International Work Grant
- Call 2 of the Digital Transformation Flexible Fund (DTFF) is now open for expressions of interest
- InvestNI new £5 million programme has launched to support entrepreneurs and high growth start-ups in Northern Ireland.
- InnovateUK Smart Grants: Up to £1M
- Catalyst Stryve Programme
- Invent Awards
- Creative Lunch Club
- The National Lottery Support for Individual Artists Programme – Travel Awards – rolling programme
- Digital Arts Studios XR Research & Development Lab
- Craft NI Garden Show Ireland Craft Village Call Out
- Women in Business and Techstart Female Founders Grant
- The Content Fund
- National Trust Time and Space Newton Competition
- The SideQuest X Creature Indie VR Fund
- Horizon Europe Pump Priming Programme
- British Council International Collaboration Grants
- Poetry with pride
- Wheelworks Arts I Will Volunteering Programme
- Venice gap-financing market call for projects

EXHIBITIONS

Ringside, an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Sean McGibbon, celebrating Belfast’s boxing culture.
Venue: Ormeau Baths Belfast
Date: 18 Apr at 6pm

Lavery on Location
Venue: Ulster Museum
Dates: 23rd Feb -  9th Jun

EVENTS

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AI and the Future of Live Experience
Date and time: 10 Apr, 3pm - 5pm
Location: online 

How to produce a kick ass application
Date and time: 10 Apr, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Online

XR Network+ online seminar: Sound Design in Virtual Production
Date and time: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:00 - 15:15 BST
Location: Online
Pop Up Gallery Belfast

Dates and times: Sat 20th and Sun 28th Apr, 11am to 3pm
Location: Black Box Belfast

East Block Bazaar
Date and time: Sun 28th April 1pm to 5pm
Location: Banana Block

FESTIVALS

Foyle Film Festival 2024 – Reel Lives
10 to 27 Apr

Hit the north
20th - 30th April

The 24th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
2 to 12 May

You can read the full listings including links on our blog
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- After a couple of years break, we gave ourselves a deadline and finally got our act together and re-launched our Womenfolk project (www.womenfolk.co) for creative women on International Women’s Day

- Including doing a call out for creative women business owners to feature on our Womenfolk platform (www.womenfolk.co)

- And inviting new members to join our ongoing Womenfolk Peer Mentoring group which meets on the last Tuesday of every month

- We welcomed new residents Horrible Brands to join our Cotton Court studios

- We completed an application for an exciting international project and connected with an international partner for another exciting project we hope to apply for this month

- We published the third exercise on creative and business values on our new resources for creatives section on our website https://blickstudios.org/resources/11802/

Looking back at what you have achieved in the past month is a great exercise in itself, to remind you that things are moving forwards and you are making progress even if it doesn’t always feel like it!
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Did you know that we also offer virtual office services for creatives?

Our virtual office services is an affordable business address service for creatives giving you access to a commercial business address, for a professional image and keeping your home address private.

Whether you are just starting out and can’t yet afford workspace or are happy to work from home but seeking a professional public image for your business.

With our virtual office service you can use our City Centre Cathedral Quarter address 46 Hill Street, BT1 2LB for your creative business for only £22.50 per month (paid quarterly) or £200 per year.

We have a small team ensuring you get a friendly, personal and professional service and as a local social enterprise it means your money goes back into the local economy and to support the creative industries in Northern Ireland.

Have a look at our website for more info and to read our FAQs (link in profile) or email christine@blickstudios.org for more info
Our beautiful chandelier in our Malone studios as it changes through the seasons
Sunny Friday vibes in between the showers in our Malone studios this afternoon!
This month's new exercise on our website for anyone starting a new creative business is all about working out your personal and business values to help you define and develop your creative idea.

I first did a similar exercise to this when setting up Blick on a NESTA creative enterprise course way back in 2007 and it has been invaluable in helping me to make decisions and plans since and is really worth spending time on when starting out.

You can download the exercise as a PDF or word document on the creative resources section of our website (link in bio)

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