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A BOW FOR SEAN McGUIRE

Tuesday 5th December 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

A BOW FOR SEAN McGUIRE

John Hewitt Bar, Donegall Street, Belfast

December 7th 2000

7.00pm-9.00pm

ALL WELCOME ADMISSION FREE

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MINISTERS ATTEND NORTH-SOUTH MEETING OF ARTS COUNCILS

Friday 17th November 2000 at 11am 0 Comments

Síle de Valera, T.D., Minister for the Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, and Michael McGimpsey, M.L.A., Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland, tonight attended the 24th annual North-South Dinner and Meeting of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The dinner took place at the Coach House, Dublin Castle.

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Michael McGimpsey MLA

Friday 6th October 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure

(Reproduced from ArtsLink October 2000)

It is with a sense of pride and anticipation that I pen these words for ArtsLink as the first Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure in the new Executive. The creation of this new Department, known as DCAL, has, for the first time, given a new and welcome focus to culture, arts and leisure and their potential to make a real difference to the quality of life of everyone in our community.

The range of events listed each month in ArtsLink demonstrates that Northern Ireland has a thriving cultural life, with a diverse programme of performances, exhibitions, tours, festivals and workshops which is the envy of many regions larger or more populous then ours. We have some way to go before we harness the full potential of our creativity; but that is why I believe I have the best job in the Executive.

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Largest Lottery Grant To Date Goes To Omagh

Friday 1st September 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

£4 million for a major arts centre in Tyrone

£2 million for arts centre in Ballymena

The Arts Council today announced two major National Lottery Capital awards to assist with the provision of arts venues and performance spaces across Northern Ireland. Omagh and Ballymena joinArmaghCookstown and Derry City in the artistic and economic regeneration of our communities with the arts as a catalyst for development.
 

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Minister Visits Arts Council to meet staff and review premises

Wednesday 16th August 2000 at 10am 0 Comments

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Brian Ferran (Chief Executive), Michael McGimpsey (Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure), Róisín McDonough (Chief Executive Designate) and Brian Walker (Chairman) picture by Sean Watters

Giving art a new impetus - An Interview with Roisin McDonough

Wednesday 16th August 2000 at 10am 0 Comments

By Liz Trainor

(Reproduced from the Irish News)

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ARTS COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Friday 21st July 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today announced the appointment of

Roisin McDonough

as its Chief Executive for the incoming five years, succeeding Brian Ferran who retires in October.

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TRADITIONAL ARTS FROM APRIL TO JUNE

Wednesday 12th April 2000 at 6pm 0 Comments

TRADITIONAL ARTS FROM APRIL TO JUNE

Armagh Harpers & Scottish band Russell’s House to the fore

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today released details of forthcoming events in

traditional arts taking place right across Northern Ireland in April, May and June.

These events, celebrating the vibrant traditional musical culture common to all, are funded by the Arts Council.

 

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FIRST MEETING OF NEW ARTS COUNCIL

Wednesday 22nd March 2000 at 11am 0 Comments

Members Determine that art should

"punch above its weight"

At the first meeting of the newly appointed Arts Council, on Thursday 16 March, it was resolved to translate the enthusiasm and vigour of the new 15-strong membership into a determination to seeopenness in decision making and transparency of process carried into all the Council’s affairs. In keeping with this spirit, the first decision taken by the new Council was to investigate the practicalities of opening all its meetings to the public.

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New Council Announced

Friday 11th February 2000 at 6pm 0 Comments

The Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure has announced the membership of the new Arts Council. They take up their positions from MARCH 1st.

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