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Artist of the Month - Ian Cumberland

Thursday 6th November 2014 at 11am

Ian Cumberland is a local artist who works in County Armagh. He studied Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Ulster where he was awarded the John and Rachael Turner Award for the most outstanding student in their field.

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Ian Cumberland - ‘Just To Feel Normal’

Artist in brief - Glenn Marshall

Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 9am

Glenn Marshall is an international, multi-award winning interactive artist with unique experience and expertise in computer animation, motion graphics, iPhone development,3d game design, data visualization, interactive art and software programming. He received a General Arts Award from the Arts Council in 2013. Here Glenn discusses the impact of this award and his body of work.

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Multi-award winning, interactive artist Glenn Marshall

Summer of creativity for young performers

Thursday 14th August 2014 at 12pm

School may be out for summer but for many of our future young stars of the stage and screen, June, July and August are the months to embark on an education of an altogether different kind.

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Young performers Olivia Palmer-Baker and Cassie McCullough are just some of those who have attended summer schools across Northern Ireland

Bigger and better - Feile an Phobail turns 26

Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 2pm

The biggest celebration of community arts on the island of Ireland, Feile an Phobail has launched its largest ever programme and organisers are preparing for 11 days of showstopping concerts, thought-provoking dramas and hard-hitting talks which will address both local and international issues. 

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Opinion: Are there too many festivals in Northern Ireland?

Friday 25th July 2014 at 8am

The idea that “there are too many festivals” can arise within the arts community itself, as times are hard and getting harder. But that’s based on the notion that all festivals are ‘the same’, work in the same way and do the same things. At the Arts Council we know that simply isn’t true.

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Festivals can bring people together in Northern Ireland according to Damian Smyth

Replay Theatre Company dive into the blue

Thursday 3rd April 2014 at 8am

Formed in 1988, Replay Theatre Company has been producing quality, innovative work for audiences under the age of 18 - in their own words for the tiniest babies to the oldest teenagers, and with the continued support of the Arts Council is embarking on a new production with an altogether different setting. 

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Replay Theatre Company will take audiences on an underwater adventure with their latest project, Into the Blue

ACES 2014: Ian Cumberland

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 2pm

Banbridge artist Ian Cumberland studied fine art at University of Ulster, where he was awarded the John and Rachael Turner Award for the most outstanding student in their field. He graduated in 2006 with First Class Honours. He has since exhibited both nationally and internationally. 

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Ian Cumberland will work with the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown to develop a new body of work

ACES 2014: Alissa Kleist

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 2pm

Alissa Kleist is a Belfast-based curator. She is currently Assistant Curator at CCA Derry~Londonderry and prior to this was a curator and co-director at Catalyst Arts. She works freelance for Source Photographic Review and regularly writes about art. 

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Belfast based Alissa Kleist will use her ACES award to develop a new exhibition for the MAC.

ACES 2014: Lesley Cherry

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Lesley is currently a member and past director of Creative Exchange Studios, based in East Belfast and founding member, curator and director of the Hedge Art Space between 2003 and 2009.

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Lesley will put her ACES award to good use, developing an entirely new body of work.

ACES 2014: Sid Peacock

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 1pm

Sid Peacock was born in Bangor. His music practice began in his teens playing in rockabilly and garage bands. Whilst working as a library assistant he learnt music theory from books before going on to pursue formal music studies.

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Musician and composer, Sid Peacock will work with Belfast based, Moving on Music and An Droichead as part of his ACES award.

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