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Irish language theatre company, Aisling Ghear, showcases new work in New York

Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 2pm

Fresh from success at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, local theatre company, Aisling Ghéar present their new show, ‘Alice Milligan – a Girl Of Genius’, at the prestigious Cuala Festival in New York this May.  

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Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, local theatre company, Aisling Ghéar will present ‘Alice Milligan – a girl Of Genius’ at

The artist’s diary - Keith Donald in Brussels

Monday 11th April 2016 at 12pm

Renowned saxophonist and clarinet player, Keith Donald travelled to Brussels earlier this year to perform his one-man play, New Bliss at Bozar as part of the Brussels Platform, an initiative developed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels.

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Keith Donald on the stage at Bozar. Photograph credit Alex Donald.

Blog: A culture night trip to bring dangerous harping to Brussels

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 3pm

Harpist Ursula Burns and performance poet Alice McCullough were invited to perform at the Culture Night Belfast celebrations in the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels as part of the Brussels Platform. Here Ursula shares her thoughts on the experience.

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Ursula Burns performing at the Culture Night Belfast celebrations in the Northern Ireland Executive Office Brussels.

A Wilde Weekend with Ciaran McMenamin and Adrian Dunbar

Thursday 7th May 2015 at 9am

Enniskillen born actors Ciaran McMenamin and Adrian Dunbar talk to the Arts Council's Gilly Campbell about their participation in the inaugural Wilde Weekend celebrating the life and work of Oscar Wilde and explain what it means to them to have this festival in their home town. 

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Actors Ciaran McMenamin and Adrian Dunbar pictured with Gilly Campbell and Sean Doran, Wilde Weekend festival director

US television appearance for Northern Ireland artists

Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 11am

Two of Northern Ireland's leading singer-songwriters, Cara Dillon and Foy Vance will reach an estimated 60 million homes in the United States this March.

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Singer-songwriters Cara Dillon and Foy Vance join Jim Laurderdale at Belfast's Empire

Presenting a Creative Europe

Friday 29th August 2014 at 8am

The Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland and Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office in cooperation with the Northern Ireland European Regional Forum hosted a free Information Seminar and Application Workshop in Belfast City Hall on 27 August 2014. 

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The Creative Europe 2014 - 2020 programme has a total budget of €1.46 Billion to support cultural and audio visual projects across Europe

Northern Ireland artists take a bite of the Big Apple

Thursday 10th July 2014 at 8am

FOUR Northern Ireland artists are taking part in a group exhibition across a number of New York’s galleries this weekend. The exhibition, entitled Multiplicity, takes the city as subject matter and features Belfast, Hong Kong, New Delhi, New York, Tel Aviv, Tirana, and beyond

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Artist Aisling O’Beirn is one of four Northern Ireland artists who will be exhibiting work in several New York galleries this weekend.

International artists visit Northern Ireland for Corners Xpedition

Friday 14th March 2014 at 9am

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland will welcome 15 international artists next week as they take part in the CORNERS Xpedition, a residency from 18-29 March, the first time this initiative has taken place in the region. 

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Brussels Platform

Monday 3rd March 2014 at 9am

A collaboration between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office, the Brussels Platform involves local musicians, writers, dancers, theatre practitioners and visual artists showcasing their talents in the city of the European Parliament, with the aim of promoting the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland in Europe.

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Acclaimed stage and screen actor, Ian McElhinney, portrayed Lord Pirrie in the drama 'A Better Boy' at the Brussels Platform last December

Belfast Festival at Queens 2013

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 10am

One of the worlds longest running arts and cultural festivals, Belfast Festival at Queens 2013 is extending the festivities right across Belfast City and features the work of artists and performers from 24 countries. 

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A new face for Belfast on the old face of the city

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