Artist of the Month May 2016 - Brendan Jamison

Artist of the Month May 2016 - Brendan Jamison

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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin announced as Ireland Professor of Poetry

Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 4pm 0 Comments

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, announced on Friday 27th May at an inauguration ceremony at Trinity College Dublin that Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is to be the seventh Ireland Professor of Poetry. She will hold the prestigious chair for three years.

The sixth Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, hands over the robes to the new Chair, Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin. Photo courtesy of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon Image: The sixth Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, hands over the robes to the new Chair, Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin. Photo courtesy of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon
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Leading pianist Ruth McGinley launches her first album and regional tour

Thursday 26th May 2016 at 11am 0 Comments

A new album of classical contemporary music by pianist, Ruth McGinley, has been launched, supported by ACES funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 

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A dazzling day of free events to celebrate Belfast’s story

Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

The River Farset is the river which shares its name Belfast.  For years, it has been ignored, buried under the streets, unnoticed.  Now, it is to be honoured in one of the biggest celebrations of the story of Belfast.

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