The Ulster Youth Orchestra has announced the appointment of international concert pianist Michael McHale as a new Patron. Belfast-born Michael joins Sir James Galway and Barry Douglas in the role supporting what has become one of the leading youth orchestras in the UK.
Three young actors from Northern Ireland will perform at the Lyric Theatre this summer in a production of Gulliver’s Travels. Presented by the Lyric Theatre and Youth Music Theatre UK (YMTUK), the aspiring actors, from Lisburn, Newry and Comber, successfully auditioned from over 1000 young people, to become part of the cast and follow in the footsteps of YMTUK famed alumni, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.
50 arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from over £1.5 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding, to bring a series of high quality arts projects to people across the region