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Top poets gather to discuss international appointment

Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 9am

Pictured are:  Noirin McKinney (Arts Council) and Fran Brearton (Queen’s University Belfast), with Leontia Flynn, Paula Meehan, Gerry Dawe, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson and current Ireland Chair of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.
Image: Pictured are: Noirin McKinney (Arts Council) and Fran Brearton (Queen’s University Belfast), with Leontia Flynn, Paula Meehan, Gerry Dawe, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson and current Ireland Chair of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.

Leading poets from across the island of Ireland were called together to discuss the appointment of an International Visiting Poetry Fellow, as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s and Queen’s University Belfast’s joint ten-year Seamus Heaney Legacy project.

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Community Arts Partnership welcomes Jan Carson as LaVA Coordinator

Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 11am

Pictured is Jan Carson, Community Arts Partnership's new Literature and Verbal Arts coordinator
Image: Pictured is Jan Carson, Community Arts Partnership's new Literature and Verbal Arts coordinator

Community Arts Partnership (CAP) is delighted to announce that Jan Carson will be taking over from Chelley McLear, in the role of coordinator of Literature and Verbal Arts Programme (LaVA). Jan will have responsibility for leading the Poetry in Motion project in Schools and Community and indeed, organising the Seamus Heaney Awards as well.

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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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