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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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Belfast Movement Choir aims to get the city dancing!

Thursday 28th October 2021 at 4pm 0 Comments

Maiden Voyage Dance is inviting women across the city to get their dancing shoes on with the launch of the second year of its Belfast Movement Choir.

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Arts Council survey reveals Digital Ambitions of NI’s creative sector

Friday 22nd October 2021 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland today (22nd October 2021) published the findings of its survey on the online and digital ambitions of Northern Ireland’s arts and creative sector.

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South African born poet to represent NI at multilingual poetry festival in Brussels

Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 8am 0 Comments

Poet, storyteller and playwright Nandi Jola is representing Northern Ireland at the 11th TRANSPOESIE festival in Brussels.

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Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich partner with Coláiste Feirste to showcase the work of Art Students

Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 1pm 0 Comments

It’s out of the art room and into the gallery for the GCSE and A-Level Art students at Coláiste Feirste who make a welcome return to the annual Coláiste Feirste art exhibition hosted by Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich on the Falls Road, Belfast. The free exhibition, supported by National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, is presented in Dánlann Dillon, The Dillion Gallery and is now available to view, continuing until 25th November.

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Second NI Writers Day Will Celebrate Contemporary Voices In Literature

Thursday 14th October 2021 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with support from the National Lottery, are inviting booklovers and writers to join them for a series of free online events later this month.

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British Council launches open-call for inaugural International Collaboration Grants

Thursday 14th October 2021 at 10am 0 Comments

The British Council has announced an open call for applications for its new International Collaboration Grants to enable Northern Ireland, UK and global organisations to collaborate on digital, face to face and hybrid artistic projects.

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