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Kaleidoscope has been selected for this year’s Big Lottery People’s Millions Competition!

Kaleidoscope has been selected for this year’s Big Lottery People’s Millions Competition! The People’s Millions gives the Northern Ireland public the opportunity to vote for the projects they feel deserve Lottery funding.
Each year just six projects are selected from thousands of applicants to face the public vote and this year Kaleidoscope has made the final six!
Kaleidoscope are appealing for the public’s support to create The Imagine Arts […]

Search for Northern Ireland’s Undiscovered Talent Begins

Search for Northern Ireland’s Undiscovered Talent Begins #Loveto has teamed up with Culture Northern Ireland to launch UNDISCOVERED, a competition designed to find the as-of-yet unheard talent of Northern Ireland’s musical scene.
From buskers to bands, bedroom singers to choirs, all those who love music and love to sing are invited to share their voice.  Winners will be selected in three different categories: […]

Launch of Folklore & Modern Irish Writing at the Irish Writer’s Centre

Launch of Folklore & Modern Irish Writing at the Irish Writer’s Centre Thurs 27 Nov 6.30-8.30pm Exploring the fascination of Irish folklore and storytelling for collectors, scholars, writers and readers, Folklore and Modern Irish Writing offers a comprehensive overview of the complex relationship between oral traditions and literary practices in Ireland. The rich contributions by leading Irish literary academics develop existing studies and further our understanding of the nature and importance […]

Cinemagic – Reel Politics – call out for young women participants

A call has gone out for females, aged 16 to 25 years, to get involved in a new film-making project aimed at promoting the benefits of more young women being active in politics.
The Belfast City Council and Northern Ireland Assembly initiative will be delivered by Cinemagic International Film and Television for Young People.
Entitled ‘Reel Politics’, […]

Community Arts Partnership’s – Poetry in Motion Community Masterclass Days

Community Arts Partnership is offering all those intending to make a submission to our 2014-15 Poetry in Motion Community project (and the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing), the opportunity to attend a master class in editing their work.
Full submissions guidelines and tips are available here: comartspartner.org/lava/lava-making-memories-submission-guidelines/
There will be two days on which participants can […]

Members wanted – Audience Council Wales

Members are needed for Audience Council Wales (ACW).
Under the BBC Royal Charter, the Council is the voice for BBC audiences in Wales.
The Trust represents the interests of licence fee payers, ensuring that the BBC is accountable, and ACW advises the Trust on how well the BBC is performing in Wales. It ensures that the […]

Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop at the Centre for Creative Practices

Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop at the Centre for Creative Practices This workshop is designed for anyone who has an interest in Art Therapy and the use of creative art for emotional expression. The workshop is not an art therapy session or training to be a therapist but aims to inspire creativity and give participants an idea about what art therapy is. The workshop will consist […]

‘The Land of Zero’ – Seminar and Exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery

‘The Land of Zero’ – Seminar and Exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery Seminar: 21 – 22 Nov, Crawford Art Gallery
Exhibition: 24 Nov – 6 Dec, Crawford Art Gallery
An international Seminar and Exhibition examining art in a recession and the changing face of artistic production which will commence with the Seminar in the Crawford Art Gallery on Friday, November 21st. The Land of Zero has been initiated by […]

Fashion and family fun at Bolshoi exhibition

Fashion and family fun at Bolshoi exhibition Enjoy a Christmas treat – go behind the walls of Crumlin Road Gaol to enjoy some family fun and creativity focusing on the costume exhibition ‘From Bolshoi to Belfast’.
A Christmas Family Weekend will run on Saturday and Sunday 6-7 December where a free arts and crafts workshop will take inspiration from the stunning costume display.
Parents […]

C.S. Lewis Festival – Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd November 2014

C.S. Lewis Festival – Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd November 2014 Did you know that one of the world’s most popular authors came from Belfast? The author of some of the most widely read books in the English language, Clive Staples Lewis, was born in Belfast in 1898, and this November 2014, the C.S. Lewis Festival, taking place over four days, will recognise and celebrate both […]
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