Arts and Age Festival 2016

Arts and Age Festival 2016

Lottery Project Funding Applications 2016

Lottery Project Funding Applications 2016

Artist of the Month April 2016 - Michael Hanna

Artist of the Month April 2016 - Michael Hanna

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Local Playwright showcases ground-breaking work at Battersea Arts Centre

Thursday 5th May 2016 at 8am 0 Comments

Reassembled, Slightly Askew, a ground-breaking audio-immersive theatrical experience by local Playwright, Shannon Sickels (Yee) based on her personal experiences of brain trauma and disability, will be showcased at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre this month as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival, 11-28 May coinciding with Action for Brain Injury Week on 9-15 May.

Pictured with playwright Shannon Sickels (Yee) are local actors Mary Lindsay and Stephen Beggs who will present the experience at Battersea Arts Centre over the next three weeks. Image: Pictured with playwright Shannon Sickels (Yee) are local actors Mary Lindsay and Stephen Beggs who will present the experience at Battersea Arts Centre over the next three weeks.
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Ann Zell (1933 – 2016)

Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 12pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council has learned with regret of the death of the Northern Ireland-based poet, Ann Zell, who died on Friday 29th April.

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Basil Blackshaw (1932 - 2016)

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 5pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with great sadness of the death of one of Ireland’s best-known artists, the renowned painter Basil Blackshaw, who has died aged 83. 

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