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Legacy awards bestowed by the Arts Council in memory of leading lights in the arts

Thursday 14th December 2017 at 1pm 0 Comments Circus & Carnival Arts , Community Arts

Julianne Skillen, Development Manager with Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and Finn Carragher, circus artist and tutor, have each been awarded up to £5000 National Lottery funding by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.  The awards are given in memory of Mike Moloney, co-founder of the Belfast Community Circus School and Anne O’Donoghue, Director of Play Resource Warehouse, two of the arts sector’s largest figures who sadly passed away in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Pictured are Finn Carragher and Julianne Skillen. Image: Pictured are Finn Carragher and Julianne Skillen.
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10 things to do out and about in Belfast this December

Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 2pm 0 Comments Dance , Drama , Music & Opera , Comedy , Circus & Carnival Arts

With December now well underway, there’s plenty to see and do in the run up to Christmas. Why not go see a show, pick up some local crafts, or get in the mood with a festive concert? Here’s a round-up of some of the many arts events happening across Belfast, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery funds…

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What the Reindeer Saw, Lyric Theatre, runs until 6 January 2018

The Challenge Fund; Arts and Culture Programme launched

Monday 11th December 2017 at 4pm 0 Comments

A new arts and culture initiative which will help to develop skills within the sector, promote positive health and well-being and raise awareness of traditions from a bygone era through arts, crafts and performance has been launched.

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Front Row: Ian Burrows, Seán Ó Roideáin, Martha Balfour, Patricia Donald, Councillor Chris Smyth, Ita Kavanagh. Back row: Bryony May, Ann Farry, George Latimer, Mary Murray, Allison Forbes and Bill Smith.

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