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Celebration of Age Weekend Residential

Wednesday 29th January 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

As part of the month-long Celebration of Age in March 2014 an exciting residential retreat is being hosted from 14th - 16th March around the theme of engagement of artists and the arts with dementia.

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BIG Legacy announcement for the first UK City of Culture

Wednesday 29th January 2014 at 10am 0 Comments

The Big Lottery Fund today announced a £400,000 grant to help build a legacy for the first UK City of Culture for communities in County Derry/Londonderry

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Reduced Shakespeare Company production reinstated in Newtownabbey

Tuesday 28th January 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments Drama

The Arts Council welcomes the decision by the Artistic Board of Newtownabbey Borough Council to reinstate the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)’ at the Theatre at the Mill. 

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Cancellation of The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production

Thursday 23rd January 2014 at 7pm 5 Comments Drama

Statement from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland on the cancellation of The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)

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Dunclug secures funding for public art under Building Peace programme

Thursday 23rd January 2014 at 1pm 0 Comments Building Peace through the Arts: Re-Imaging Communities

Secondary school pupils, members of the Irish traveller community and representatives from diverse ethnic communities are among those pooling their shared experiences, past and present, to shape a new piece of public art that will connect the community in Dunclug, Ballymena.

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Pictured are Ivy Ridge (MBE) from the Ballymena Inter-Ethnic Forum, Agnieszka and Alicja Zieba

Maiden Voyage selected for British Dance Edition

Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 10am 0 Comments Dance

Belfast contemporary dance company, Maiden Voyage has been selected to participate in the UK’s biggest dance showcase - British Dance Edition, representing the first time in the events 20 year history that a Northern Ireland dance company has been chosen to showcase a full production. 

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Dancers from Maiden Voyage prepare for the British Dance Edition Showcase

New Music Touring Programme opens for applications

Tuesday 21st January 2014 at 6pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

A new Northern Ireland Music Touring programme by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, encouraging musicians, promoters and venues to apply for funding worth £150,000, opens today.

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Spotlight on Northern Ireland Craft at SHOWCASE

Tuesday 21st January 2014 at 2pm 0 Comments

Craft NI, the development agency for craft in Northern Ireland, is supporting 10 of NI’s outstanding designer-makers to attend SHOWCASE, Ireland’s premier design-led trade event. Now in its 38th year, Showcase takes place from the 19-22 January at the RDS, Dublin.

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Silk Scarves by Katie Brown are just some of the items on display at SHOWCASE

Dancing all the way to Brussels

Monday 20th January 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments Dance

Choreographer and performer Bridget Madden is taking her own style of dance to Brussels next week (Wednesday 29th January) as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Brussels Platform.

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Pictured are (l-r) Charlotte O'Boyle, Bridget Madden and Fiona McCabe who will perform 'An Tobar'

Twelve ACES in this deck

Thursday 16th January 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments Drama , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts

Twelve of Northern Ireland’s most talented rising stars of the art world have been awarded grants from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Awards under the Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) are made annually to professional artists working in music, visual arts, literature and participatory arts and are among the most prestigious awards bestowed by the Arts Council each year.

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The Arts Council has 12 ACES up their sleeves, as artists are recognised with top award

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