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Dementia and the arts: Arts Council conference highlights benefits of the arts for older people

Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

Keynote speaker, Professor Sebastian Crutch, a leading neuropsychologist in the Dementia Research Centre of University College London, joined other expert speakers at Cultra Manor yesterday (17 April) to explore the many benefits the arts can bring to older people with dementia.

Participants from the Derry City & Strabane District Council Music To Your Ears Project, which is supported by the Art’s Council Arts & Older People Programme Image: Participants from the Derry City & Strabane District Council Music To Your Ears Project, which is supported by the Art’s Council Arts & Older People Programme
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Children’s Writing Fellow and Children’s Laureate co-host creative writing extravaganza at HomePlace

Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Literature

Myra Zepf, the Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and PJ Lynch Laureate na nÓg, hosted a creative writing and illustration celebratory event for 150 school children from across Northern Ireland today (Monday 16 April) at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace.
 

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Phoebe Reid, King's Park PS Lurgan; Órán Ó Doibhilin, Gaelscoil na gCrann Omagh; Myra Zepf, Children's Writing Fellow; PJ Lynch, Laureate na nÓg; Lily Garrett, Downpatrick PS; Lucy Taggart, Orchard County PS Portadown; Jamie Braniff, St Kevin's PS Belfast

Inaugural ‘Capture Conference’ launched in Belfast

Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 10am 0 Comments Visual Arts

A new conference to enhance collaborative efforts and skill-sharing among Northern Ireland’s creative industries has been launched and Torbin Bullock, a California-based Film Editor at Pixar Animation Studios who has worked on films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc and Finding Dory will be its keynote speaker.

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Launching the inaugural Capture Conference at the QFT are (back row) Kris Kelly from Enter Yes; Maggie McKeever, Festival Coordinator at Belfast Photo Festival; (front row) Barry Desmond from Alexander Boyd Displays and Phil Morrow from Retinize.

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