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Ivor Novello-nominated composer, Conor Mitchell, premieres large-scale symphonic audio-visual work

Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 2pm 0 Comments

Outburst Arts and The Belfast Ensemble, in partnership with the Ulster Orchestra, present MASS, a large-scale, symphonic audio-visual work due to be performed on 17-18 November at the iconic Telegraph Building in Belfast, supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Arts Council announces twenty seven new awards for minority ethnic artists

Monday 15th November 2021 at 5pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today announced details of awards worth £107,000 made to 27 minority ethnic artists and creative practitioners for mentoring or residency opportunities.

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‘Old Friends and Other Days’ a film by Northern Ireland Opera premieres at the Belfast Film Festival

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 5pm 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Opera’s new film, ‘Old Friends and Other Days’ recently premiered at the Strand Arts Centre as part of the 2021 Belfast Film Festival.

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St Colm’s Pupils Launch Anthology Reflecting on Life in Lockdown

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

St Colm’s High School in Belfast hosted a special event on Wednesday 10th November to celebrate the launch of a new poetry and photographic anthology, created by pupils, entitled ‘The Times That Shape Us’.

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‘BIND’ celebrates the Armagh Robinson Library in poetry, dance and film

Thursday 11th November 2021 at 3pm 0 Comments

‘BIND’, an innovative contemporary dance and poetry film celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Armagh Robinson Library, will receive its premiere screening at the Market Place Theatre Studio on Thursday 25 November at 8.30pm.

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Arts & Business NI Open Applications for Cultural Sustainability Programme ‘Blueprint’

Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

Arts & Business NI have opened applications for their ground-breaking cultural sustainability programme Blueprint. Blueprint is a pioneering 5-year financial growth programme which will enable small to medium-sized cultural organisations in Northern Ireland to take a more long-term approach to their income generation. 

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The Playhouse Derry/Londonderry to stage new drama fifty years on from Bloody Sunday

Monday 8th November 2021 at 5pm 0 Comments

To mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, The Playhouse Derry/Londonderry will present The White Handkerchief, a major new drama taking place in the building that was the intended destination of the protest march through the city on 30 January 1972. The play’s title is inspired by the enduring image of Father Edward Daly, waving a blood-soaked handkerchief as he led a group of people attempting to escort a young victim to safety. Broadcast across the world as part of global commemorations of Bloody Sunday, the play will be performed by the people of Derry, following the creation of The Playhouse’s new musical theatre academy.

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COMPETITION: WIN ONE OF TWO PLACES FOR NI WRITERS ON EXCLUSIVE WRITING COURSE

Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at 1pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has teamed up with book industry experts, Writers and Artists, and Bloomsbury Publishing, to offer two free places on an upcoming, exclusive Finding Your Voice writing course.

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One week left to view the Portrait of Northern Ireland exhibition at Golden Thread Gallery

Friday 29th October 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments

The ‘Portrait of Northern Ireland - Neither an Elegy nor a Manifesto’ Exhibition, supported by the Northern Ireland Office as part of its Centenary programme, remains open to the public until 4 November at Belfast’s Golden Thread Gallery. This major art exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of art, featuring the people and places that have defined Northern Ireland over the past 100 years.

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Arts Council and the British Council reaffirm commitment to showcasing Arts from NI internationally

Friday 29th October 2021 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council have announced a continuation of their joint commitment to developing and showcasing artistic excellence from Northern Ireland on an international stage, up to 2024.

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