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Love to Get Creative Northern Ireland Roadshow

On 8th September in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast 2-4pm the Northern Ireland BBC Get Creative Champions are gathering to highlight what is happening in Northern Ireland as part of the BBC Get Creative and #loveto campaigns. As well as bringing to life all of the creative activity that happens in Northern Ireland they will help […]

August Craft Month in the Year of Irish Design 2015

August Craft Month in the Year of Irish Design 2015 Craft NI is delighted to announce that the programme for August Craft Month – the annual celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland  – is now available.
Offering over 150 events; craftspeople, galleries, studios, local arts venues, community hubs, based in stunning locations across Northern Ireland, are welcoming everyone to be part of the vibrant, exciting […]

Art in the Gart gallery – call for submissions

Art in the Gart gallery – call for submissions Deadline: 31 July 2015
The art in the gart gallery is situated in a wide, bright public corridor in Gartnavel Royal Hospital. 
The gallery is currently curated by Project Ability and provides exhibition space to artists and community groups who have an association with Greater Glasgow and Clyde North West mental health services.
This is a call for artists to submit work to the […]

July CineSeekers Film Club screening: NI PREVIEW OF OSCAR-NOMINATED ‘SONG OF THE SEA’

The July CineSeekers Film Club movie, presented by Cinemagic Film Festival, is the Northern Ireland preview of the highly acclaimed, Oscar-nominated animation ‘Song of The Sea’, taking place on Saturday 4th July at Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast.
Irish animator Tomm Moore follows his celebrated feature debut, The Secret of Kells, with another ravishing fantasy based on […]

Northern Ireland Photographic Association 2015 Annual Exhibition

Thursday night 2nd July (7.30pm) will see The Red Barn Gallery in Rosemary St, Belfast the focus of public attention when local camera club photographers put their work on public display at the launch of the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) annual exhibition.
The exhibition will run at The Red Barn Gallery on a Tuesday to […]

Take part in the Edinburgh Police Box Festival this July

Take part in the Edinburgh Police Box Festival this July
Edinburgh Police Box Festival will take place in (and around) ten of Edinburgh’s former police boxes, on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July, and you’re invited!
Initiated by Police box owner Jonathan Elders, the Festival is inspired by Doors Open Day and a desire to make sure the boxes remain accessible for the local community.
Police box owners throughout Edinburgh have […]

Design competition for young creatives

Design competition for young creatives Deadline: Sunday 12 July 2015, Midnight
Fancy seeing your design used as the logo to promote Scotland’s 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design?
VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation, is putting young design talent at the heart of plans for 2016 and is inviting young creatives in Scotland to design the official logo used to promote the […]

New toolkit helps arts organisations work with volunteers

‘Volunteering In the Arts’ is a new toolkit created by Volunteer Scotland and Voluntary Arts Scotland, designed to help arts organisations reach out to, recruit and retain volunteers.
Inside the toolkit you’ll find information on creating a volunteer role, how to find your volunteers, what you need to have in place before taking them on, and how […]

Voluntary Arts Scotland finds out how singing is changing people’s lives in Dundee

Voluntary Arts Scotland finds out how singing is changing people’s lives in Dundee Voluntary Arts Scotland’s Cassandra Barron spent the day shadowing community choir leader Debra Salem, to find out why staff from Leisure and Culture Dundee are being encouraged to sing during their lunch break. She also saw first hand, how music making is improving the lives of people suffering from long term illness.
When I arrived at the […]

What does your coastline sound like?

What does your coastline sound like? The British Library, in collaboration with the National Trust, the National Trust for Scotland and audioBoom Ltd, need your help to create Sounds of our Shores – the first ever coastal soundmap of the UK.
Running from 21 June – 21 September, the interactive sound map on the British Library website will take an audio snapshot of the UK coastline during the […]
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