Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland is a hub of proper public houses for the discerning drinker, selling crisps, dulse, coffees, independent draught beers and extensive whiskies and at all times “Belfast Craic” with a huge heart. Pub entrepreneur Willie Jack has opened a number of pubs and cafes as part of an urban regeneration development in the Hill Street/Cathedral Quarter area of Belfast which will create another major tourist destination - and open up an historic old road link in the city.
With bars such as the Harp Bar which has hosted the likes of Van Morrison, The Duke of York where Snow Patrol first gigged, The Dark Horse as well as the Friend at Hand whiskey museum, to keep Belfast ahead of the times.
An extension to the already-successful Harp Bar to create the Orpheus Bar marks a significant addition to the area and this decision will help to propel further growth and encourage even greater investment to this vibrant part of Belfast.
That building will feature the original maple-sprung flooring salvaged from Belfast city centre's last 'ballroom of romance', the 1932 art deco Orpheus building on York Street, which was demolished in 2016 to make way for the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Ulster University campus.
Part of the development will see the creation of an art gallery and museum, which will be a "fun and creative place, featuring artists, textiles, silversmiths, arts and crafts markets
Willie approached me to create a special mural within the courtyard of the Orpheus Bar.
To tell the tragic tale of true love between Orpheus & Eurydice . How you should never lose a chance to show someone how much you love & care for them. Unite communities regardless of religious, political, race or sexuality differences. The only thing we are guaranteed is this moment. To show love, care deeply- because all we have is now.
Using a mix of Montana Aerosol Spray Cans and Ironlak Pump Action Pens to. Carefully freehand my work to the exposed brick surface.
Call in and you will enjoy a huge welcome from a proper pub with a huge “Belfast Spirit” and see my creation.