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Kickstarter project by Artichoke, ‘Temple’ launched!

Kickstarter project by Artichoke, ‘Temple’ launched! Burning Man artist David Best is coming to Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland to build a Temple with people from the local community. Temple is a radical arts project that aims to turn tradition on its head and your help is needed.
In Derry~Londonderry, a city historically split […]

Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition 2014

Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition 2014 Friday 21 March 2014 is a day of celebrating poetry across the world and, to mark the occasion, Funeral Services Northern Ireland has launched its third annual National Poetry Competition.
Open to anyone over 18 who has an interest in poetry and resides in Northern Ireland, the premise of this year’s competition is ‘Remember’, linking to the theme […]

Open Government Partnership – Have Your Say

Open Government Partnership – Have Your Say The UK and Irish Governments have committed to more open and transparent government by joining the international Open Government Partnership and publishing action plans developed with civil society at national level. Open government is considered critical to the well being and empowerment of citizens, ensuring that those who take decisions are properly accountable and responsive […]

Explore. Experience. Enjoy……Culture Night 2014

Explore. Experience. Enjoy……Culture Night 2014 On Friday 19thSeptember, 36 regions, towns and cities around Ireland will buzz with events and live performances as the nation’s most popular cultural extravaganza returns for 2014.
There is a diverse mix of FREE events with something to suit every age and interest from live music to interactive tours in the more than 900 venues participating […]

Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival – call our for event proposals

Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival – call our for event proposals The Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival celebrates and promotes the importance of human rights at home and abroad and coincides with International Human Rights Day on the 10th December.
Now in its third year, NIHRF wants to make 2014 our biggest and most celebrated festival to date. Preparations for this year’s festival are underway […]

Cinemagic – call out for young film critics for Cinemagic Film Festival jury

Cinemagic – call out for young film critics for Cinemagic Film Festival jury Do you enjoy watching films? Would you like to see new films from around the world? Ever thought of being a film critic? If so, this year’s Cinemagic Belfast ‘CineFocus’ and ‘CineSeekers’ film jury’ is for you!
International Film and Television Festival for Young People is recruiting a jury panels of 6-11 year […]

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company – Autumn programme of classes

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company – Autumn programme of classes Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is inviting new and returning participants of all ages and abilities to the autumn series including youth dance, children’s classes, parent and toddlers, and weekday morning and evening classes for adults.
In addition to regular dance classes, Echo Echo hosts a growing range of dance and movement activities including Wing […]

New drama workshops from the Ulster Association of Youth Drama

New drama workshops from the Ulster Association of Youth Drama The UAYD has announced two new programmes for September inviting young drama enthusiasts to come learn from the best. The first is a National Youth Theatre Drama Workshop. This workshop is for 14-21 year olds and you don’t need any experience to attend. Develop performance skills, build confidence, meet new people and be introduced to the […]

Theatre and visual art project to remember Britain’s worst rail disaster

Theatre and visual art project to remember Britain’s worst rail disaster Area: Leith, Edinburgh
Britain’s worst rail disaster took place near Gretna in 1915, when 226 soldiers (mostly) from the Leith area were killed – the Gretna 100 project will commemorate their deaths through a devised theatre project and piece of visual art. 
The Gretna 100 Project has been designed to commemorate the Quintinshill Rail disaster of 22 […]

Stories and poems about sectarianism wanted for women’s literary competition

Stories and poems about sectarianism wanted for women’s literary competition Deadline: 17 November 2014
Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) is looking for poems and stories of up to 1,000 words on the theme of sectarianism in Scotland, for their ‘Dragon’s Pen’ competition.
Shortlisted entrants will then read their piece in front of a  panel of tame but talented ‘dragons’, including published writers and Glasgow Women’s Library staff at the Dragon’s Pen event […]
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