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Now Open!

We have no bananas, but we do have

We have no bananas,
but we do have
BIG IDEAS RECORDS MUSHROOMS CHEESE BEANS ONIONS CABBAGES SCALLIONS MUSHROOMS

Welcome to
banana block

Banana Block is a new living museum and events space set within a historic linen mill and inspired by the curious connections between Belfast and bananas. Peel the banana a little further and you’ll find a space for original ideas, creative learning and new connections. A space for celebrating eccentric histories and creating incredible futures.

Meet the Bunch

WHAT'S UNDER OUR
SAW TOOTH ROOF?

Banana Block is all about collaboration. We are working hand-in-hand with our tenants, with the local community and with partners locally, regionally and internationally.

From the regeneration of the local community, to promoting sustainable ways of living, to new ways of doing business; Banana Block is an open platform for new conversations and new ideas.

EXPLORE BANANA BLOCK

Find out more about the community of artisan producers, creative entrepreneurs, innovative businesses who call Banana Block their home. Meet the tenants and get a behind-the-scenes peek inside their worlds of mushroom growing, cheese making, record collecting and producing fairly priced,sustainable and delicious menus.

 

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Find out more about the community of artisan producers, creative entrepreneurs, innovative businesses who call Portview their home. Meet the tenants and get a behind-the-scenes peek inside their worlds of mushroom growing, cheese making and record collecting.

 

Sound Advice Records
Hearty Growers
Lunchbox Cafe
Velocheese X Indiefude
The Banana Ring

Sound Advice Records<br>Hearty Growers<br>Lunchbox Cafe<br>Velocheese X Indiefude<br>The Banana Ring
Hearty Growers Sound Advice Records Velocheese x Indiefude The Banana Ring Space for Hire Lunchbox Cafe

Hearty Growers

Hearty Growers is the family business of Terry, Judy, and their kids Tia and Jeremiah.

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Sound Advice Records

Sound Advice is Banana Block’s very own record store, owned and run by local DJ, producer and avid record collector Marion Hawkes.

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Velocheese x Indiefude

Indie Fude are an independent deli and online store. They will be working in Banana Block in collaboration with Velocheese, to produce italian style cheeses and other products.

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The Banana Ring

Central to Banana Block is an interactive display of banana plants and other rare species which we are growing in homage to the mill’s former gardener, William Richardson, who was one of the first people to cultivate bananas in the British Isles. Surrounding the Banana Ring, you’ll find out more about Belfast’s curious connection with the banana through gallery displays and unique street art.

Space for Hire

Banana Block is an event space for private hire.

To learn more click here!

Lunchbox Cafe

Experienced in everything from butchering to baking and growing to grilling, Lunchbox are a talented trio who combine great food with real dedication to sustainability. They’ll be working to streamline food journeys, support low intervention suppliers and imagine how eating lunch could save the world! Pay for your lunch don’t pay for the packaging. Fresh food, fair price, low waste.

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What's on

Watch this space for unique events and ways to get involved!

Location

Portview Trade Centre

310 Newtownards Rd,

Belfast BT4 1HE

 

Follow the signs to

Banana Block!

Our hours

November Opening Hours

(w/c 17th November)

 

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday – Saturday

 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sundays

Contact us

General Enquiries

info@bananablock.org

 

Booking Enquiries

claire@bananablock.org