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International Women’s Day celebrates women in the arts in Northern Ireland!

Friday 5th March 2021 at 11am 0 Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland is shining a light on just some of the many talented women who are working in the Arts in the region.

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In celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland is shining a light on just some of the many talented women who are working in the Arts in the region.

Through Our Eyes: Five new films about the lives of young carers

Thursday 4th March 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments Dance

Young carers from across Northern Ireland form the central focus of five short films, collectively entitled Through Our Eyes, which will be screened together for the first time at Belfast Children’s Festival on Friday 5 March at 6.30pm.

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DU Dance filming on location around Magherafelt. Joe Fox Photography.

Geordie McAdam, Traditional Musician (1938-2021)

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

Tributes have been paid to Bangor-based musician and fiddle maker, Geordie McAdam, who has died.

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Learn to sing with some of the biggest names in the biz!

Monday 1st March 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

If you’ve always wanted to learn to sing but never had the opportunity, now’s your chance.  Sing from Your Soul is an eight-week online singing course headed up by Salwan Cartwright-Shamoon, a postgraduate student in Vocal Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and a recent recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Individual Emergency Resilience Programme (IERP).  The next course starts on 1st March and there are still a few places left.

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Sing from Your Soul course participants

Arts Council announces £6.9m emergency funding to individuals working in the Creative Economy in NI

Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on behalf of Department for Communities (DfC) and in collaboration with Future Screens NI, has announced details of 1,562 individuals working in the Creative Economy, who are set to benefit from £6,910,794 of emergency funding.

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Jordan Adetunji, Belfast Alternative hip hop artist

Lockdown theatre project showcases NI’s prominent and emerging Intercultural Artists

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 5pm 0 Comments

Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s intercultural theatre company creating culturally diverse, professional and community-led projects for over 13 years, has been working with some of Northern Ireland’s most exciting freelance artists, from diverse backgrounds, throughout the lockdowns. The company is delighted to announce that the first set of work developed by the artists is ready to view and will be released weekly online (www.terranovaproductions.net) from 26th February to 31st March.

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£94,000 awarded to d/Deaf and Disabled Artists

Monday 22nd February 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts & Disability

Forty-four d/Deaf and disabled artists have been awarded £94,000 in funding to create new work and support them through the Covid-19 crisis.

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Deaf and Disabled Artist Support Fund

Artists from NI showcased at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the greatest literary show on Earth!

Friday 19th February 2021 at 10am 0 Comments Literature , Northern Ireland Music

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.  The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.  This year the Jaipur Literature Festival will be presented entirely online due to the pandemic and will feature a number of artists from Northern Ireland including, poet, Stephen Sexton, writer, Paul McVeigh, musician, Jason O’Rourke and BBC NI & Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Young Musicians’ Platform Awardee, Jack Warnock.

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Paul McVeigh, Jason O'Rourke, Jack Warnock, Stephen Sexton

Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics Returns with Virtual Programme

Thursday 18th February 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

One of Belfast’s most innovative and engaging festivals, Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics (22nd – 28th March) returns for its seventh year. The festival launched its virtual programme for 2021 today (18th February) with comedian Tim McGarry.

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One of Belfast’s most innovative and engaging festivals, Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics (22nd – 28th March) returns for its seventh year. The festival launched its virtual programme for 2021 today (18th February) with comedian Tim McGarry.

First NI Writers Day will Celebrate Home-grown Talent

Thursday 18th February 2021 at 10am 0 Comments Literature

The Royal Society of Literature has joined with the Arts Council to celebrate Northern Irish writers and writing as part of the first NI Writers Day in March (Tuesday 23rd March).

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Pictured: Writer Paul McVeigh, RSL Director Molly Rosenberg, playwright Shannon Yee, short-story writer Wendy Erskine, novelist Glenn Patterson and Chair of the RSL, Daljit Nagra

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