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Tear-jerking moment jackpot winner reveals surprise funding for disability arts group

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 12pm 0 Comments Music & Opera

Lagan Village Youth and Community Group received a huge surprise after they received a visit from a jackpot winner who shocked them by revealing their application for National Lottery funding has been successful.

EuroMillions winner Mary Hamilton (far right) surprises Jill Thompson and George Newall of the Lagan Village Youth and Community Group with the news their application for National Lottery funding has been successful. Image: EuroMillions winner Mary Hamilton (far right) surprises Jill Thompson and George Newall of the Lagan Village Youth and Community Group with the news their application for National Lottery funding has been successful.
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The Big Arts Debate at Stormont

Monday 19th February 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments

Representatives from the arts sector in Northern Ireland gathered at Stormont today with business leaders and public sector representatives in a bid to bring the Big Arts Debate to the attention of MLAs and decision-makers. The debate centred on the value of the arts to the economy, to society and to the health and wellbeing of citizens in Northern Ireland. The #BigArtsDebate was sponsored by Mike Nesbit, MLA, UU and Claire Hanna, MLA, SDLP and was held at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Monday 19th February.

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Pictured are Dr Jenny Elliott, Arts Care, Nisha Tandon, Chief Executive, ArtsEkta, Conor Shields, Community Arts Partnership, Bill Wolsey, MD of Beannchor and Roisin McDonough, Chief Exceutive,Arts Council Northern Ireland.

A Brush with Nature: Contemporary Chinese Painting Exhibition by Michael Rong-Gen Yin

Friday 16th February 2018 at 8am 0 Comments Visual Arts

People in Northern Ireland are in for a treat when they come to see this amazing exhibition of contemporary Chinese painting in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast during the Chinese New Year fortnight (16-28 February). Over 50 beautiful paintings are on display, exquisitely mounted on Chinese silk brocade as hanging scrolls or in traditional frames.

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Exhibition of contemporary Chinese painting in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast during the Chinese New Year.

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