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Community Arts

Young Women in Afghanistan & Northern Ireland ‘Choose To Challenge’ Through Music

Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 9am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music, Community Arts

Young musicians in Afghanistan & Northern Ireland have united to produce a music video based on a popular Afghan song ‘In Gham-e-be Haya’ meaning Audacious Sorrow composed by Ustad Salim Sarmast. This collaboration focuses on the International Women’s Day 2021 theme ‘Choose to Challenge’,  and uses music to challenge the recent statement issued in Afghanistan banning girls from singing in school from age 12 years upwards.

Young musicians in Afghanistan & Northern Ireland have united to produce a music video based on a popular Afghan song ‘In Gham-e-be Haya’ meaning Audacious Sorrow composed by Ustad Salim Sarmast. Image: Young musicians in Afghanistan & Northern Ireland have united to produce a music video based on a popular Afghan song ‘In Gham-e-be Haya’ meaning Audacious Sorrow composed by Ustad Salim Sarmast.
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‘The Show In Your Street’ must go on as Christmas comes to the community

Monday 21st December 2020 at 3pm 0 Comments Community Arts, Drama

Cinderella did go to the ball - oh yes she did! And the leading lady was also among a host of local stars who brought some festive magic to the streets of Derry/Londonderry, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Organisations Emergency Programme.

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242 artists set to benefit from National Lottery support to develop new work

Friday 23rd October 2020 at 11am 0 Comments Literature, Northern Ireland Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Community Arts

The Arts Council has announced details of 242 artists to receive funding through its Support for Individual Artists Programme (SIAP). The funding package worth almost £475,000 has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery and will provide vital support to artists working across all disciplines including visual arts, literature, music and community arts.

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