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Northern Ireland writers take to the stage at prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival

Friday 18th January 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Literature

Belfast-based writers Jan Carson and Paul McVeigh are representing Northern Ireland at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The writers have accepted invitations to read at the Festival with the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council Northern Ireland. Their stay in India will cover the five-day celebration at the end of this month.

Jan Carson and Paul McVeigh pictured with Damian Smyth, Head of Literature and Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Image: Jan Carson and Paul McVeigh pictured with Damian Smyth, Head of Literature and Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
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Prolific Singer Ríoghnach Connolly Announced as Nerve Centre Musician-in-Residence

Thursday 17th January 2019 at 3pm 0 Comments Music & Opera

Armagh-born singer and flautist Ríoghnach Connolly has been named as the new Musician-in-Residence at the Nerve Centre, where she will work on a number of exciting projects and collaborations in the community over the next year.

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Community artists recognised with Arts Council of Northern Ireland legacy awards

Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 10am 0 Comments Community Arts , Circus & Carnival Arts

Mervyn Smyth, Community Engagement Manager at Belfast Exposed Photography and Hannah Anderson, circus artist, have each been awarded £5000 National Lottery funding by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.  The career development awards are presented in memory of Mike Moloney, co-founder of the Belfast Community Circus School and Anne O’Donoghue, Director of Play Resource Warehouse, two of the arts sector’s largest figures, who sadly passed away in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

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Pictured (L-R) are Mervyn Smyth, Gilly Campbell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Hannah Anderson.

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