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1,700 young, aspiring performers take to the stage at Belfast’s Grand Opera House

Thursday 11th July 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Dance , Drama

Over 1,700 young people have taken part in the Grand Opera House’s Summer Youth Project since it began in 2011.  This summer, for the first time, the Grand Opera House will present not one but two large-scale productions – Bugsy Malone, starring 150 local 10-18 year olds, and Miss Saigon® School Edition, with a cast of 80 talented young people aged 16-18, supported by Phoenix Natural Gas and National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Pictured at rehearsals (L-R) are Nathan Johnston, Lara Mulgrew, Louis Fitzpatrick and Ian Wilson, Grand Opera House. Image: Pictured at rehearsals (L-R) are Nathan Johnston, Lara Mulgrew, Louis Fitzpatrick and Ian Wilson, Grand Opera House.
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Arts Council awards almost £1.2million of National Lottery funding to local projects

Thursday 4th July 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Community Arts , Craft , Dance , Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts , Youth Arts

Forty-seven (47) arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from almost £1.2million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding, to bring a series of high-quality arts projects to people across the region.

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OBon on the Foyle have been awarded £25,000 under the latest round of Lottery Project funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

JLF Belfast, a spectacular weekend celebrating literature, Indian culture and creativity

Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 7am 0 Comments Literature

The inaugural JLF Belfast, an international celebration of literature, creativity and music, brought together a wealth of distinguished speakers and cultural thinkers from across the world to packed audiences at the Lyric Theatre and Seamus Heaney HomePlace on 21-23 June.

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Grand daughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, key note speaker at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy for a Northern Ireland edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival

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