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#LovetoUPCYCLE: 8 DIY Decoration Ideas for Your Home

#LovetoUPCYCLE: 8 DIY Decoration Ideas for Your Home  

 
It’s #LovetoUPCYCLE month with the #LoveTo campaign and that means we’re looking to see everyone take whatever objects you got lying around uselessly and put them to work! We’ve already shared a few ideas for great furniture you can craft for the house but furniture isn’t enough. We’re going even deeper now with the decor, […]
 

The Big Monster Draw at the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry~Londonderry

The Big Monster Draw at the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry~Londonderry The winners of the Big Monster Draw competition are on display at the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry~Londonderry!
The Big Monster Draw is an annual event  from Voluntary Arts Ireland, inviting children from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to create a monster of their imagination complete with an interesting fact about their monster to […]
 

New opportunities for volunteers in a variety of fields in Voluntary Arts Ireland

New opportunities for volunteers in a variety of fields in Voluntary Arts Ireland Voluntary Arts Ireland and partners have a range of volunteer opportunities for students and/or young graduates who want to add to their portfolio of experience working in the arts and creative industries.
Working with Voluntary Arts will give you the chance to get involved in live campaigns and events, build your network of connections, get mentored […]
 

#LovetoUPCYCLE – 8 DIY Upcycle Furniture Projects

#LovetoUPCYCLE – 8 DIY Upcycle Furniture Projects
If that set of kitchen chairs in the January sale is still calling your name, but Christmas bills are making you think twice about buying it, don’t reach for your credit card just yet!
This month’s theme is #LoveToUPCYCLE, which means we’re kicking off 2015 saying, ‘in with the old and making it new!’ Follow our […]
 

Fancy decorating a forest with your crafty creations?

Fancy decorating a forest with your crafty creations? Started by Eden Arts in 2013, Woollen Woods is an enchanting outdoor art installation featuring hundreds of woodland-themed woollen artworks.
Voluntary Arts has now taken over the project, and in 2015 is working in partnership with outdoor venues and arts groups across the UK to fill six woodland locations with colourful creations – but we need YOUR help […]
 

Craftivists Garden #wellMAKING – The Garden Party

Craftivists Garden #wellMAKING – The Garden Party When: Tuesday 27 January 2015 (12pm ‘Stitch-In’ workshop; 5.30pm evening reception)
Where: Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS
Taking the flower garden as a metaphor for flourishing, the activist project Craftivists Garden has been raising consciousness about crafts and health. Hundreds of crafters from across the UK and Ireland have participated, making flowers and […]
 

The search is on for 2015 Epic Award winners

The search is on for 2015 Epic Award winners UK and Ireland’s largest amateur cultural award opens for nominations
Run by Voluntary Arts, the Epic Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the amateur cultural sector. The 2015 Epic Awards are now open for entries and groups have until 16 March to nominate themselves.
Last year’s Epic Award winners included a drumming group who came […]
 

#LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS: 8 Great DIY Gifts for Sisters

#LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS: 8 Great DIY Gifts for Sisters
Few people know us better than our siblings do; chances are your sister has been there to help celebrate your successes, cheer you up when things went wrong, and laugh at every bad hair cut… If you think your sister is one of a kind, then it only makes sense that the gift you give […]
 

#LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS: 8 DIY Gifts for Sons

#LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS: 8 DIY Gifts for Sons Next up on our #LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS series, we’ve found another great list of DIY gifts you can make this time, we’re looking at gifts for sons, from the little boys to those a little too old and cool for giant tic-tac-toe sets.
1) Giant tic-tac-toe set
What little boy doesn’t like giant bugs? This creepy-crawlie themed tic-tac-toe set […]
 

Why the arts matter in Northern Ireland: 5

Why the arts matter in Northern Ireland: 5 Throughout December, in support of the Arts Council 13p campaign, we are finding out why people involved in all walks of life in Northern Ireland think the Arts matter. We got in touch with Karl Porter, an artist who does lots of work with his local community.
1) Can you tell us about what you do for […]
 
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