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A Review of the Year in Arts 2020

Thursday 31st December 2020 at 10am 0 Comments Arts & Health , Arts and Older People , Circus & Carnival Arts , Community Arts , Craft , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts , Youth Arts

What a year! Whatever you think of 2020 it’s always useful to take a last glance behind and remember what passed. Interestingly in a year beset with a health pandemic like no other, the public turned to the arts online for solace, comfort and entertainment.

As 2020 draws to a close we remember some of the bright moments in what has been an extraordinary year…

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A Review of the Year in Arts 2020

Creative Ageing in Northern Ireland and the Spring in My Step

Thursday 12th March 2020 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts & Older People Programme, developed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in partnership with the Public Health Agency and The Baring Foundation, has been running successfully throughout Northern Ireland since 2010. The programme aims to combat the rising incidence of poverty, isolation and loneliness amongst older people, using participation in the arts as a vehicle for social development change.

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Pictured (L-R) are Arts & Older People Programme participants Jane McCarthy and Sue McCrory

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
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