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Arts and Older People

Older people across Northern Ireland set to benefit from arts investment of £192,000

Friday 10th November 2017 at 12pm 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, of over £192,000, for 19 organisations across the region to deliver community-based arts projects benefitting older people.  The funding is part of the Arts Council's Arts and Older People’s Programme, a pioneering initiative which aims to promote positive mental health and well-being among older people through engagement with the arts whilst tackling issues of loneliness and isolation.

Pictured launching the good news is (L-R) Lorraine Calderwood, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Jacqueline O'Hagan, Eastside Arts, with Bobby Porter from the East Belfast Men's Shed, one of the organisations set to benefit from the funding. Image: Pictured launching the good news is (L-R) Lorraine Calderwood, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Jacqueline O'Hagan, Eastside Arts, with Bobby Porter from the East Belfast Men's Shed, one of the organisations set to benefit from the funding.
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£1.5 million Arts Council National Lottery funding awarded to local projects

Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 2pm 0 Comments Arts & Disability, Community Arts, Music & Opera, Visual Arts, Arts & Health, Arts and Older People, Circus & Carnival Arts, Comedy, Craft, Dance, Drama, Film & TV, International Arts, Literature

50 arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from over £1.5 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding, to bring a series of high quality arts projects to people across the region

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All eyes on Strand Arts Centre and Specsavers as they launch Silver Screenings

Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 12pm 0 Comments Arts and Older People

Strand Arts Centre’s popular Silver Screenings programme for older audiences has been given a new lease of life. The weekly movie classics at this East Belfast landmark cinema had to be suspended due to a lack of funding, but will now resume thanks to support from Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists in Connswater.

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