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New Patron for Ulster Youth Orchestra

Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 12pm 0 Comments Music & Opera

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.

Pictured are Michael McHale, the new Patron of the Ulster Youth Orchestra and David Smyth QC, Ulster Youth Orchestra Chair. Image: Pictured are Michael McHale, the new Patron of the Ulster Youth Orchestra and David Smyth QC, Ulster Youth Orchestra Chair.
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World first for Arts Council funded, The Playhouse, in Derry-Londonderry

Friday 21st July 2017 at 4pm 0 Comments Drama , Film & TV

World first for Arts Council funded, The Playhouse, in Derry-Londonderry,  as they launch unique digital arts project Playcraft - a live play performed inside a video game.

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Playcraft Live is an original production by The Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry, digital producer, Adam Clarke, and a team of creatives from the world of Minecraft and beyond.

Local young actors follow in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran

Friday 21st July 2017 at 1pm 0 Comments Drama , Music & Opera

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.

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East Belfast musician and composer, Duke Special, pictured with young musical theatre performers, Will McKee from Comber, Evie Marks, from Lisburn, Peter Gildernew, from Newry, and Director, Des Kennedy from West Belfast.

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