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City-Centre graffiti project helps ARTiculate positive mental health message

Thursday 15th June 2017 at 9am

Pictured are Séamus Mullen (PHA), Lorraine Calderwood (Arts Council), Chris Deconink (Extern), artists Glenn Black and Ken Maze (Blaze FX), with some of the staff and young people involved in Extern’s arts project funded through the ARTiculate Programme
Image: Pictured are Séamus Mullen (PHA), Lorraine Calderwood (Arts Council), Chris Deconink (Extern), artists Glenn Black and Ken Maze (Blaze FX), with some of the staff and young people involved in Extern’s arts project funded through the ARTiculate Programme

A graffiti project is just one element in a series of arts-led initiatives helping to create a dialogue around positive mental health and wellbeing at Extern, a city-centre charity which offers help and support to marginalised young people.

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Exciting young folk band, Connla, on the TradFest line-up in Brussels

Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 11am

Pictured is Connla band member, uilleann piper, Conor Mallon
Image: Pictured is Connla band member, uilleann piper, Conor Mallon

“Hottest new group out of Northern Ireland” (Chicago Irish American News)

Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry-Londonderry, traditional folk band, Connla will take to the stage at Tradfest in Brussels on Wednesday 14th June, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, as part of their international programme for artists.

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Ulster Youth Orchestra has appointed their new Chair of the Board of Directors

Friday 9th June 2017 at 12pm

David Smyth Q.C., the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ulster Youth Orchestra
Image: David Smyth Q.C., the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ulster Youth Orchestra

The Ulster Youth Orchestra today announced the appointment of David Smyth Q.C. as new Chair of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Lady Trimble who, after ten successful years as Chair, announced in May her decision to step down from the position.

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