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Give the gift of a great read this Christmas

Saturday 8th December 2018 at 10am 15511 Comments Literature

Damian Smyth, Head of Literature selects some of the best works published by local writers.

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Christmas books by Damian Smyth, Head of Literature

All I want for Christmas…Great ideas for locally sourced gifts

Thursday 6th December 2018 at 3pm 0 Comments Literature , Visual Arts , Take it away scheme , Own Art , Northern Ireland Music , Dance , Drama , Craft

Still struggling with the Christmas shopping?  From books and original art, to tickets for a great play or concert, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some perfect presents to warm the heart on Christmas morning…

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Great ideas for locally sourced gifts

Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector

Friday 10th August 2018 at 11am 0 Comments Community Arts , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts

Back in March, Margret Henry, CEO of Thrive attended the Creative Industries Federation Brexit Conference in London, hoping to get some insight or answers as to how Brexit will affect arts and culture in Northern Ireland. Here’s her take on the day:

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Brexit, NI, and the Cultural Sector

Making Inclusive Intercultural Theatre in Northern Ireland

Monday 23rd July 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Drama

A piece by Terra Nova's Artistic Director Andrea Montgomery.

"Eleven years ago, I set up Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s only professional intercultural theatre company. We try to ensure that all people involved have ownership of our productions, working as we do in the relatively monocultural environment of post-troubles Northern Ireland.

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Belfast Tempest (2016) © Neil Harrison

Summer Reading with Damian Smyth

Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Literature

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to support many of our leading literary greats as well as some of the most talented emerging writers of our generation. Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers.

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Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers.

Summer Reading with Damian Smyth

Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 4pm 2235 Comments Literature

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to support many of our leading literary greats as well as some of the most talented emerging writers of our generation. Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers.

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Damian Smyth, Head of Literature, picks some of the best of the recent reads now in the shops by local writers.

Catch-up with NI Opera

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director, Walter Sutcliffe tells us about what they’ve been up to over the last six months.

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Past Production: NI Opera's Threepenny Opera

Jan Carson talks Art and Older People

Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 9am 0 Comments Arts and Older People

We caught up with writer Jan Carson about the EastSide Arts Artful Ageing project which aims to break down isolation and loneliness amongst older residents and how she enjoys working with older people.

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Artful Ageing participant Rachel Barrett, east Belfast writer Jan Carson and project participant Ron Bagwell

Playwright Alice Malseed is under the spotlight

Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 12pm 0 Comments Drama

Playwright Alice Malseed is under the spotlight, having been awarded an international residency award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council to travel to India. Alice used her four week placement at Ramgarh Shekhawati in Rajasthan, to research and develop her new play ‘Goddess’. Set in present-day Belfast the story will re-imagine powerful Goddess figures from Hinduism and Celtic cultures.

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Alice used her four week placement at Ramgarh Shekhawati in Rajasthan, to research and develop her new play ‘Goddess’.
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