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What’s on in the Arts online!

Thursday 9th July 2020 at 1pm 0 Comments Circus & Carnival Arts , Community Arts , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts

As more and more artists and arts organisations from Northern Ireland go digital to connect with audiences at home, the Arts Council has rounded up just some of these fantastic things to do online, supported by National Lottery funding.

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What on in the Arts online!

What’s on in the Arts online!

Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 11am 0 Comments Circus & Carnival Arts , Community Arts , Craft , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts , Youth Arts

As more and more artists and arts organisations from Northern Ireland go digital to connect with audiences at home, the Arts Council has rounded up just some of these fantastic things to do online, supported by National Lottery funding.

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What's on in the Arts online!

Valentines’ Gift Guide

Friday 7th February 2020 at 3pm 0 Comments Drama , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts , Craft

From music and original art, to tickets to a great play or concert, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland picks out some perfect arts-inspired gifts for a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

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Love from the Arts Council

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

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

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

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’.

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Monday 11th December 2017 at 4pm 0 Comments Dance , Drama , Film & TV , Northern Ireland Music , Own Art , Literature , Take it away scheme , Traditional Arts , Visual Arts , Comedy , Craft

Support your local artists this festive season by buying something special for your loved ones. We have rounded up some ideas for that perfect Christmas present.

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Tickets to live performances, exclusive artwork and new albums by local artists including Niall Hanna could be finding their way into your stocking this Christmas.

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