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BBC announces its first School Choir of the Year competition

Monday 6th October 2014 at 11am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle is pleased to announce its first School Choir Of The Year competition in association with the Ulster Youth Choir, supported by the Arts Council NI.

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BBC Northern Ireland is delighted to announce its first School Choir of the Year competition in association with the Ulster Youth Choir supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Forum set up to develop the Traditional Music sector in Northern Ireland

Monday 6th October 2014 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music , Traditional Arts

As part of its Music Strategy 2013 -2018, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has established a forum to specifically focus on the development of the traditional music sector in the region.  

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Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland 2014

Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 9am 0 Comments Acquisitions , Architecture , Arts & Disability , Arts & Health , Arts and Older People , Building Peace through the Arts: Re-Imaging Communities , Circus & Carnival Arts , Community Arts , Craft , Dance , Drama , Film & TV , Intercultural Arts , International Arts , Language Arts , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Public Art , Traditional Arts , Visual Arts , Voluntary Arts , Youth Arts

For the first time, more people living in rural areas of Northern Ireland are taking part in arts activities than those living in city locations. 

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Arts Council to host Intercultural Arts Symposium

Monday 29th September 2014 at 4pm 0 Comments Intercultural Arts

The Arts Council is extending the invitation to attend The Art of Inclusion - Intercultural Arts Symposium on Tuesday 21st October at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.

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The invitation is open to all artists and arts organisations in Northern Ireland particularly those working with intercultural groups

Antrim Community Choir’s Castle Tour Draws to a Close

Monday 29th September 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments Community Arts , Northern Ireland Music

Antrim Community Choir - the all-inclusive, all-ability, non-audition choir – concluded its ‘Delusions of Grandeur’ tour yesterday, Sunday 28th September, with a final performance at Shane’s Castle in Co Antrim.

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Following 12 months of performances at castles and stately homes across Northern Ireland, the Delusions of Grandeur tour, supported by the Arts Council is now complete

Stories of myth and legend prove inspirational for stylist and illustrator Sara

Friday 26th September 2014 at 11am 0 Comments

Stylist and illustrator Sara O'Neill has combined two of her passions, textiles and imagery, to create her new range of printed silks and linens.

 

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Sara's latest collection has been supported by the Arts Council through the Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) programme.

Stephen Rea and Field Day to take centre stage in New York

Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 9am 0 Comments Drama

Following the success of the world première in Derry last year, Field Day theatre company has announced it is teaming up with the renowned Signature Theatre to present Sam Shepard’s “A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)” in New York from 11 November – 21 December 2014.

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Stephen Rea will reprise his role as Oedipus for the New York run of Sam Shepard's 'A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

Autumnal Nights and Musical Delights

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 12pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, NI Music Touring Programme, offers a series of exciting performances across Northern Ireland this autumn

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Music lovers can enjoy a great series of concerts supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland this Autumn

Campaign launched to bring Burning Man project to Derry-Londonderry

Monday 22nd September 2014 at 4pm 0 Comments Public Art

Following the success of Lumiere in Derry~Londonderry in December 2013 as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations, creative company Artichoke has announced it will return to the city in March 2015 with a radical arts project inspired by the Burning Man Festival.

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Temple of Grace, Burning Man 2014, David Best and The Temple Crew.  Photo by  Luke Szczepanski.

Local community groups play their part in International Peace Day

Saturday 20th September 2014 at 11am 0 Comments Building Peace through the Arts: Re-Imaging Communities

This Sunday (21st September) marks the United Nations International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

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German artist, Holger Lönze, is working on a new artwork to bring ‘Conor’s Corner’ to the Shankill Road.

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