Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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for The Arts in Northern Ireland

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2019 Programme Launched

Thursday 15th August 2019 at 12pm 0 Comments Dance, Drama, Literature, Northern Ireland Music, Visual Arts

The programme for the 57th Belfast International Arts Festival has been launched, with a showcase performance by one of the Festival’s signature artists, Cuban-born Parisian musician, La Dame Blanche, who will perform at the Belfast Empire on Saturday 19th October.  (Real name) Yaite Ramos Rodriguez is the daughter of the Creative Director of the Buena Vista Social Club.  Reflecting the festival’s key themes of internationalism and artistic fusion, La Dame Blanche brought guests at the launch to their feet with her infectious and unique blend of hip-hop, cumbia and reggae.

Terence Brannigan, Chair Tourism NI, Jonathan Stewart, Director British Council NI, La Dame Blanche, Dr Damian Smyth, Head of Drama and Literature at Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Richard Wakely, Artistic Director Belfast International Arts Festival, Image: Terence Brannigan, Chair Tourism NI, Jonathan Stewart, Director British Council NI, La Dame Blanche, Dr Damian Smyth, Head of Drama and Literature at Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Richard Wakely, Artistic Director Belfast International Arts Festival,
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1,700 young, aspiring performers take to the stage at Belfast’s Grand Opera House

Thursday 11th July 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Dance, Drama

Over 1,700 young people have taken part in the Grand Opera House’s Summer Youth Project since it began in 2011.  This summer, for the first time, the Grand Opera House will present not one but two large-scale productions – Bugsy Malone, starring 150 local 10-18 year olds, and Miss Saigon® School Edition, with a cast of 80 talented young people aged 16-18, supported by Phoenix Natural Gas and National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Arts Council awards almost £1.2million of National Lottery funding to local projects

Thursday 4th July 2019 at 2pm 0 Comments Community Arts, Craft, Dance, Drama, Literature, Northern Ireland Music, Visual Arts, Youth Arts

Forty-seven (47) arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from almost £1.2million 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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