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F.E. McWilliam Gallery launch Linen Lab exhibition

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

A new exhibition which explores the story of linen and its connection to the local area has opened at the F.E McWilliam Gallery & Studio in Banbridge. Developed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Linen Lab is the result of  a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists - Rachel Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

Linen Lab exhibition, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio until Saturday 9th November 2019. Image: Linen Lab exhibition, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio until Saturday 9th November 2019.
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Belfast teens create film to highlight dangers of online bullying

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 1pm 0 Comments

A group of Belfast teenagers have been working on a short film looking at social media and the impact it can have on health and wellbeing. It examines mental health issues, particularly from the male perspective and looks at online bullying, self-image and suicide.  The film was shown for the first time at a special screening for World Mental Health Day on the 10th October.

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A group of Belfast teenagers have been working on a short film looking at social media and the impact it can have on health and wellbeing.

25,000 free books delivered to primary schools across Northern Ireland

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 9am 0 Comments Literature

Every primary one child across Northern Ireland is set to receive a free Time to Read pack this Autumn. The delivery comes as BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, commences the latest in its Arts Council of Northern Ireland school author tour series, this time with Marta Altés, author and illustrator of ‘Little Monkey’ starting from Monday 14th October.

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Damian Smyth, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with Carryduff St Josephs pupils ,Muireann Quinn and Conal Caughey, at an announcement to distribute free books to every primary one child in Northern Ireland.

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