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ACES 2014: Nathaniel Joseph McAuley

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Nathaniel Joseph McAuley is a Belfast-based poet and a Masters graduate of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. 

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Nathaniel Joseph McAuley will work with the Seamus Heaney centre on his new collection of poetry, The Joiners Song

ACES 2014: Ken Gregory

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Ken Gregory is a fantasy fiction writer, originally from Finaghy and currently living in Crumlin. His debut novel The Polaris Whisper was published in December 2012 by Blackstaff Press, with artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick.

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ACES recipient Kenneth Gregory will use his award towards the development of an interactive e-book

ACES 2014: Kate Guelke

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Born in Belfast, Kate is the Artistic Director of Spark Opera, a Northern Irish company with a focus on youth, community and new work. Guelke most recently produced Conor Mitchell's Requiem for the Disappeared, a National Lottery Award Finalist in 2013. 

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ACES recipient Kate Guelke will use her award to train and work with Danish opera company Den Jyske Opera

ACES 2014: Jan Carson

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts development officer currently based in Belfast. 

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Jan Carson will use her ACES award to complete her second novel Roundabouts

ACES 2014: Anthony Quinn

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Anthony Quinn is a Dungannon-based writer. He has been shortlisted twice for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award (1996 & 1998). He recently signed a contract with UK publisher No Exit Press for three historical thrillers set during the Irish War of Independence to be published in 2014 and 2015

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Dungannon based writer, Anthony Quinn is one of 12 ACES recipients for 2014

In Focus: August Craft Month

Friday 9th August 2013 at 1pm

The Arts Council is proud to support August Craft Month organised by Craft NI

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Some of the designer/makers whose work is featured as part of the Culture Craft exhibition

In Focus: CORNERS

Thursday 25th July 2013 at 10am

Damian Smyth and Paula McFetridge talk about the CORNERS programme and offer their advice on why interested artists should apply now.

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One City One Book 2013

Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 4pm

All the Beggars Riding (Faber), the latest novel by Belfast-born author Lucy Caldwell, featured as Belfast’s 'One City One Book' choice for 2013. This Arts Council reading initiative promotes local contemporary writing by encouraging everyone across the city to read and discuss the same book during the month of May.  

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Author Lucy Caldwell with Damian Smyth - Head of Literature and Drama, Arts Council and writer Peter Sheridan at the opening event

Arts Venues - If you build it they will come

Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 11am

With the advent of National Lottery funding for the arts in 1994, the Arts Council established a Capital Build Programme. Nearly 20 years on and the region can boast a dedicated arts facility within 20 miles of every citizen of Northern Ireland.

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Verbal Arts Centre, Derry~Londonderry

Interculturalism – leading by example

Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 11am

As Northern Ireland’s social and cultural landscape changes, the arts respond with pioneering initiatives to tackle racism and promote cultural pluralism within and between communities and their cultures. 

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Thomas Annang set up ‘Community Cohesion through Ghanaian Culture' to bring Ghanaian music, dance and culture to Hydebank Young Offenders Ce

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