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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