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The best of what’s on this Summer

Saturday 10th August 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments Circus & Carnival Arts , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts , Community Arts

We may already be halfway through the summer holidays but there’s plenty going on through the month of August to keep you entertained, from family events, to great music, theatre and more.  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some of the best events happening across Northern Ireland this month…

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31 days of summer - up and coming events

Lizzie Devlin, Community Arts Officer at the Arts Council chats about the Anne O’Donoghue Award

Friday 9th August 2019 at 8am 0 Comments Community Arts

Lizzie Devlin, Community Arts Officer at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland talks to us about the Anne O’Donoghue Award and how to apply….(The application deadline is Thursday 15th August at 4pm.)

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Pictured is Mervyn Smyth, 2019 recipient of the Anne O'Donoghue Award with Hanna Anderson, 2019 recipient of the Mike Moloney Award.

Summer reads

Saturday 6th July 2019 at 9am 0 Comments Literature

Looking out across Belfast’s dank misty tundra in early July, it’s hard to imagine burnt necks, the lilo, the cocktail with an umbrella in it, and a few tasty pages of a new(ish) read smeared with suncream. But someone’s got to live the dream.

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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.

Deirdre Cartmill – My Time As Roaming Writer on the Railways

Monday 29th April 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments Literature

Once in a lifetime a residency comes along that you feel was created just for you. That’s how I felt as the Irish Writers Centre Roaming Writer-in-Residence.

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Deirdre Cartmill

The Experience of Being

Friday 19th April 2019 at 9am 0 Comments Drama

Playwright, Carol Moore, who has worked in the creative industries for 40 year as an actor, theatre director, filmmaker and drama maker was awarded a Major Individual Award worth £15,000, the highest honour bestowed by the Arts Council in December 2018. Carol will use the award to produce and premiere her new play ‘The Experience of Being’ which kicks off in the Grand Opera house on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

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Carol in a showcase performance

An Indian adventure with visual artist, Mairead McCormack

Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

Visual artist Mairead McCormack, who specialises in textiles, was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council Northern Ireland to travel to the prestigious Sanskritti Cultural Centre in Delhi to undertake a six week residency at the beginning of 2019.

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Mairead during her residency in India.

My poetry is Marilyn Manson, your poetry is Michael McIntyre

Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments Literature

"On the art of taking a request, I assume no responsibility as I offer the last tweet I posted before I deleted my account:

My poetry is Marilyn Manson, your poetry is Michael McIntyre.

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Some Thoughts on Jaipur- Jan Carson

Monday 4th February 2019 at 12pm 0 Comments Literature

Belfast-based writer Jan Carson represented Northern Ireland at the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival last month with the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council Northern Ireland.

Here’s her thoughts on her trip…

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Belfast-based writer Jan Carson
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