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BBC Ten Pieces

Wednesday 2nd December 2015 at 10am

Launched in 2014, the BBC’s Ten Pieces is an ambitious initiative for school pupils, which aims to open up the  world of classical music to a generation of children by using ten pieces of music as a spring-board for creativity, alongside a range of online resources, UK-wide events and close collaboration with music and arts organisations.

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Ten Pieces II will broadcast on BBC 2 this Christmas.

Artist of the Month November 2015 - Tonya McMullan

Monday 16th November 2015 at 3pm

Tonya McMullan is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Belfast, who studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. She took part in the ACNI Corners programme and is a current recipient of an Arts Council NI ACES award.

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Europa and the Bull by Tonya McMulan

Artist of the Month September 2015: Amanda McKittrick

Monday 7th September 2015 at 9am

Amanda McKittrick is an established visual artist working and living in Northern Ireland and her work is held in a number of public collections. Over the past 25 years her work has been exhibited in galleries across the UK.

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Sea Change was inspired by Amanda's hometown on the North Down coast

Artist of the Month August 2015: Margaret Napier

Wednesday 5th August 2015 at 9am

Margaret Napier is a glass artist based in Co Down and studied 3D Design at the University of Ulster. In 2011 she established the Glass I Studio, where her practice is currently based.

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'I dream in colour' by Margaret Napier

Artist of the Month July 2015: Martin Boyle

Monday 20th July 2015 at 2pm

Martin Boyle was born in Donegal and studied Sculpture at the Limerick School of Art and Design followed by a MFA at the University of Ulster. He now lives and works in Belfast and holds a studio in Flax Art Studios. 

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Coconut Tree by Martin Boyle

SIAP 2015 In Focus - Best Boy Grip

Monday 15th June 2015 at 2pm

Individual artists are now invited to apply for Arts Council funding under the Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP). As a result we are talking to previous award recipients to demonstrate the value of public funding for the arts and the impact the funding has made to the artists' careers. 

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Eoin O'Callaghan better known to fans as Best Boy Grip is a recipient of a General Arts Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Building Peace Projects in Focus: The Belfast Handshake

Thursday 28th May 2015 at 9am

Lead Partner: Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG)

Artist: Ralf Sanders

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Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group (SLIG), workshop participants from the community Older and Active Group who worked with German artist Ralf

Building Peace Projects in Focus: Flax Flower

Thursday 28th May 2015 at 9am

Lead Partner: Newry and Mourne District Council

Artist: Alan Burke

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Artist Alan Burke at work in his studio

Building Peace Projects in Focus: Conor’s Corner

Thursday 28th May 2015 at 9am

Project Lead: West Belfast Athletic and Cultural Society

Artist: Holger Lönze

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The William Conor sculpture in the making

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

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