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Own Art makes buying art easier and more affordable than ever

Friday 20th October 2017 at 10am

Pictured launching the Own Art initiative at the RUA are (L-R) Glass artist, Alison Lowry, President of the RUA, Dr Denise Ferran and Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Dr Suzanne Lyle.
Image: Pictured launching the Own Art initiative at the RUA are (L-R) Glass artist, Alison Lowry, President of the RUA, Dr Denise Ferran and Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Dr Suzanne Lyle.

Starting or growing your very own art collection has never been easier thanks to ‘Own Art’, an interest free loan scheme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which aims to make buying art more accessible.  For the first time, the scheme is available at the 136th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum, featuring over 300 artworks as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Arts Fair run by An tOireachtas in County Derry

Thursday 12th October 2017 at 10am

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On Thursday 12 October the Irish language community and the arts community will come together in An Carn, Carntogher, in County Derry to discuss opportunities to promote the arts through Irish in the north.

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The Tempest: Ireland. Memory. Identity.

Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 4pm

Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast, which towers over the busy Carlisle Circus intersection, is perhaps one of oldest venues to play host to excellence, in this years’ Belfast International Arts Festival.
Image: Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast, which towers over the busy Carlisle Circus intersection, is perhaps one of oldest venues to play host to excellence, in this years’ Belfast International Arts Festival.

Proudly standing as a gateway to North Belfast, the beautiful Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast, which towers over the busy Carlisle Circus intersection, is perhaps one of oldest venues to play host to excellence, in this years’ Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Children’s Writing Fellow Launches Creative Writing Project for Schools across NI

Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 12pm

Myra Zepf (centre), the first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland is pictured with Lucy and Lorcan launching the ‘Head over Heels’ creative writing project for P6 classes in primary schools across Northern Ireland.
Image: Myra Zepf (centre), the first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland is pictured with Lucy and Lorcan launching the ‘Head over Heels’ creative writing project for P6 classes in primary schools across Northern Ireland.

The first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, has launched a new creative writing project for primary school children entitled, ‘Head over Heels’.

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