Daily Archives: April 3, 2012

The Wickerman

Last night I spent a couple of hours at The WickerMan in Belfast. I have visited this amazing Aladdin’s cave of celtic arts, crafts and gifts, several times in the past. Every inch of the shop is tastefully put to good use with something for every one.

The WickerMan is the brainchild of Laurence Burrell and Peter Todd. The effervescent Laurence oozes with infectious enthusiasm for her work and it is evident everywhere from the window display to the back wall.

Laurence Excels in the kitchen as well as the craft world, here she is with some of her home made treats for all of us last night.

During an expansion of floor space a few years ago, one area seemed ideal for small exhibitions or classes. And these are well subscribed to, and attended.

For the month of April – perhaps this year we should rename it Titanic Month!! 😉 –

We saw the beginning of an exhibition called:


by local digital artist

Jeff Meredith

L to R: Jeff Meredith talking to David Graham while Laurence provides more goodies.

This was Jeff’s first exhibition, for which he designed an unusual and interesting set of images celebrating the history of a selection of Belfast’s iconic buildings, art and culture. They are all available as mounted and framed prints, postcards and greetings cards.

The People

The sayings

The food

I mentioned David Graham above. We had a long chat that could have gone on all night.  He is a Blue Badge Tour Guide and conducts tours all over Ireland in German, French & English. A mine of information and very willing to share it.  It was absolutely amazing the coincidences there were in our life paths. I had the privilege of meeting his wife Joan at the end of the evening. A lovely lady.