Get Creative Day NI

On Saturday 2 April 2016 BBC Get Creative is inviting everyone across the UK to come together and celebrate creativity in all its shapes and forms.

BBCNI along with NI Get Creative Champions, What Next? and Voluntary Arts Ireland are asking arts or creative organisations based in Northern Ireland who would like to join in to open their doors and put on a free event – anything that inspires people to get involved and try something new such as a workshop, masterclass or backstage tour.

We are also asking creative citizens and members of the public to come along and join in. The important thing is to do it together on one day and make it fun.

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Craft NI Get Creative

CraftNI-Get-Creative-N-DuddyCraft NI will be joining with hundreds of other Creative Champions across the UK to celebrate the BBC’s Get Creative Day, and encouraging people to try something new, creative and fun! Find out what’s on across Northern Ireland’s craft community through their listings…….Ards Craft, Crafts & Design Collective and more





Createathon programme announced

Ulster Museum-Exterior-at-night-lit-up-pinkOn Saturday 2 April in the Ulster Museum, as part of BBC Get Creative Day, Northern Ireland’s creative community is coming together for a Createathon. A whole day of creative activities involving craft, dance, music, cartoon, minecraft, exhibitions, reading, poetry, civic conversations……lots to take part in and explore your natural creativity…and the BBC Radio Ulster’s Gerry Kelly Live will be broadcasting from the Museum! read more




Designer Makers – Get Your Products Photographed

Designer makers are invited to have one of their products professionally photographed by Vizz Photography at the Ulster Museum as part of the ‘BBC Get Creative’ event ‘Createathon’ on Saturday 2 April. Booking is necessary as places are limited. Further information available here





Get Creative in Armagh

superhero-tshirt-printing-largeGet the fashion bug in one of Northern Ireland’s brightest new creative centres. Denim has been the staple in most women’s wardrobes for many years now, so come along and learn how to turn your old jeans into stunning unique jewellery. Details are here. You can also create your own Superhero T-Shirt using foam printing techniques, fabric paints and fabric markers. Details are here




 10,000 Origami Doves

Origami DovesKate Smeltzer, a BBC Get Creative Champion is creating 10,000 origami doves of peace this year. As part of BBC Get Creative Day at the Createathon in the Ulster Museum on 2 April 2016 everyone can have fun helping her create more doves or drop off doves that they’ve already created… read more




BBCNI – Championing Get Creative Day

bbcni logoBBCNI are championing Get Creative Day across Northern Ireland and have kicked things off with the Arts Show featuring Create, Innovate Armagh – check it out, 9 mins 35 secs in. We also hear BBCNI presenters have been getting creative… more






NI Big Sock


Currently the largest Christmas stocking recorded by Guinness World Records measures 51m 35cm long by 21m 63cm wide (from heel to toe) which was set in 2011 in Italy. As a way of reclaiming a creative sewing reputation for Northern Ireland the challenge is on to surpass this by creating a huge stocking using 3” hexagons. Achieving this record by December 2016 will mean that NI has made a mark on the world stage on its journey to become a creative capital for Europe by 2030. NI Big Sock is planning something special for Get Creative Day… read more


5 Creative Challenges from 64 Million Artists

64-Million-ArtistsStuck for cash? Don’t have any equipment? Don’t know what is happening in your area? Here are 5 short creative challenges you could do on Get Creative Day without any equipment at all… read more





Big Mythological Cartoon Colour In

CuchulainnDiscover and explore legendary lives from Ireland’s Mythological Cycle through a lively colouring-in and storytelling session with local illustrator Peter Francis Fahy ( Peter will be leading activities in which he does the illustrations and you do the art. All ages are welcome and you can submit your work for display in the Ulster Museum and Navan Fort… read more



Eastside Arts – Get Experimenting, Get Rocking, Get Dancing

Eastside Arts are continuing to inspire Belfast on Get Creative Day with a series of workshop activities that will get you experimenting, rocking and dancing. Ciara O’Malley will be facilitating a taster workshop in Framewerk Gallery, Ossia Music School will showcase local bands and at Portview Trade Centre Ajendance are getting everyone dancing. Download the flyer for more information






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Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BS.