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Fourteen arts organisations to participate in innovative Resilience Programme

Friday 2nd November 2018 at 12pm 0 Comments

Fourteen arts organisation in Belfast have been selected to take part in the Resilience Programme, an 18-month development programme aimed at supporting large-scale Belfast-based arts organisations adapt and change as the city grows.

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Pictured launching the initiative are David McConnell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Bill Wolsey, Managing Director, Beannchor and Councillor Donal Lyons, Belfast City Council.

Poetry Jukebox celebrates female Irish Poets as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival

Friday 26th October 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Literature

A shadow hid me
and I knew what it meant
not to be at all.
Rhoda Coghill

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Poetry Jukebox, which is the first of its kind in Ireland was launched as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival in October 2017.

Neil Shawcross exhibition celebrating Belfast writers is now open at Titanic Belfast

Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 11am 0 Comments Literature , Visual Arts

A new exhibition which pays tribute to many of Belfast’s leading authors, playwrights, poets and composers, is now open as part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Neil Shawcross exhibition celebrating Belfast writers is now open at Titanic Belfast.

American Poet Mark Doty takes up International Visiting Poetry Fellowship at Queen’s University

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Literature

Award-winning American poet, Mark Doty, has taken up his post as the first International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast.

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American Poet Mark Doty takes up International Visiting Poetry Fellowship at Queen’s University

Open Arts Community Choir celebrate ‘Art Forever-For Everyone’ at Belfast Festival

Monday 22nd October 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Tina Turner and The Jackson 5 are just some of the artists whose music will be celebrated at ‘Something Inside So Strong’, the 18th anniversary concert of the Open Arts Community Choir which will take place at the Great Hall at Stormont on Friday 2 November as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Open Arts Community Choir will celebrate its 18th anniversary concert at Stormont on 2 November as part of Belfast International Arts Festival

Bernard Loughlin

Monday 22nd October 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Craft , Dance , Drama , Film & TV , Literature , Northern Ireland Music , Visual Arts

Former Director of Tyrone Guthrie Centre dies aged 68

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Belfast writer, Anna Burns, wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Literature

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today joined its voice to the celebrations which greeted the award of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction to Belfast’s Anna Burns for her novel Milkman (Faber and Faber). The brilliantly-written novel, narrated by an unnamed 18-year-old girl living in 1970s Northern Ireland who is coerced into a relationship with a mysterious older married man with ties to a paramilitary group, was described by the Guardian newspaper as “original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique”.

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Anna Burns, wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Older people across Northern Ireland to share in £144,000 arts funding to tackle loneliness

Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced National Lottery funding and public funding from the Public Health Agency and Baring Foundation of over £144,000, for 19 organisations across the region, to deliver community-based arts projects benefitting older people.

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Pictured are Andersonstown Community Theatre(ACT) members Teresa McKeown and Nora Toland, residents of Tearman Fold.

Belfast teens launch film addressing mental health worries

Thursday 11th October 2018 at 2pm 0 Comments ARTiculate Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme

A group of Belfast teenagers launched a short film on World Mental Health Day examining serious mental health issues, including online bullying and suicide and where young people can seek help.  

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Pictured are Lorraine Calderwood (Arts Council of Northern Ireland), Jade Hale (KIC), Sharon Curran (Public Health Agency) Nick Livingston (Arts Council of Northern Ireland) with some of the group involved in the project.

Hit the high notes with the return of BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year

Thursday 11th October 2018 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music

The search begins as applications are now open to find the very best primary and post-primary school choirs in Northern Ireland in 2019.

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Presented by John Toal and Kerry McLean, BBC Northern Ireland School Choir of the Year, which returns as a yearly event, is organised in association with the Ulster Youth Choir and supported by the Arts Council Of Northern Ireland.

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