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Eircode Community Outreach Programme

Eircode Community Outreach Programme An Eircode is a smart location code for all Irish addresses. Unlike other countries, where postcodes define clusters or groups of addresses, an Eircode will identify an individual address – rural or urban – and help show exactly where it is located. This means every residential address and business will receive a unique Eircode. There are […]
 

Governance of the Voluntary and Community Sector in 2015 Research Project

Governance of the Voluntary and Community Sector in 2015 Research Project Management Committee/Trustee Questionnaire
The health & well being of the voluntary & community sector in Northern Ireland is dependent on the volunteers who give time to become Members of Management Committees/Trustees. Their volunteer role is pivotal in providing the leadership and accountability for all of the work and activities undertaken by thousands of organisations. In 2003 […]
 

Limavady hosts International Craft Exhibition

Limavady hosts International Craft Exhibition The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady hosts a major crafts exhibition featuring twenty international makers from 12 June to 22 August. 
On tour from the acclaimed Flow Gallery in London, the Forming Words exhibition features contemporary craft in jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper, metal and stone by makers hailing from South Korea, Japan, Finland, Sweden, […]
 

The Trouble with Giants – The Legend of Finn MacCool through Music and Storytelling

The Trouble with Giants – The Legend of Finn MacCool through Music and Storytelling A fantastic music and storytelling event presented by Memphis based Babou Press retells the fascinating legend of Finn MacCool for children and families. Presented by the Walled City Music Festival in partnership with Roe Valley Arts Centre, ‘The Trouble with Giants’ is on Saturday 6 June at 10.30am.
‘The Trouble with Giants’ is a brand new […]
 

Sir John Tusa addresses Belfast’s first Culture Forum

More than 150 people gathered for the first meeting of Belfast City Council’s newly-established Culture Forum at the City Hall earlier this week.
Chaired by Belfast City Council Chief Executive Suzanne Wylie, the forum attracted key stakeholders from the cultural, private and public sectors. Keynote speaker Sir John Tusa shared some of his five decades’ of […]
 

2015 Epic Award winners announced!

2015 Epic Award winners announced! Voluntary arts achievement awarded at inspirational ceremony
A Liverpool community group that transformed an old flyover, a volunteer-run Scottish arts trail that attracts visitors from far and wide, a Welsh performance space for people affected by mental illness, and a Dublin storytelling group with a difference have all had their achievements recognised at this year’s Epic […]
 

Making Music launches Grade One Challenge

Making Music launches Grade One Challenge Making Music, the UK’s number one organisation for amateur music, is challenging people across the UK to learn an instrument to Grade One standard by the end of 2015, as part of BBC Get Creative – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity.
The Grade One Challenge offers a supportive and fun opportunity for […]
 

My Community support launches

My Community support launches If you want to take more control in your community over land, buildings, local services, neighbourhood plans or the local economy, there is help available.
My Community is a range of support for anyone who wants to take control over what happens in their community, with information, advice and resources. It is run by Locality.
Head to […]
 

Sign up to Children’s Art Week

Sign up to Children’s Art Week When: 13 to 21 June 2015
The list of events signed up for Children’s Art Week is growing every day – ranging from puppet making in Falkirk and printmaking in Portsmouth, to knitting workshops in Omagh and model bridge making in Bristol.
Each Children’s Art Week event large or small helps to celebrate the arts in the […]
 
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