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  • 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 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 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 ...

News from Voluntary Arts

  • Do you #LovetoDRAW? Get involved! October is #LovetoDRAW month, a national celebration of drawing that invites everyone to pick up a pen, pencil, piece of chalk, or indeed anything else you can draw with and get creative! #LovetoDRAW is part of the wider #LoveTo campaign – a creative movement powered by Voluntary Arts Ireland – which invites the public to share ...

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  • Press release: Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners 27 February 2014For immediate release  Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners  Voluntary arts achievement awarded at inspirational ceremony  A drumming group born out of the London 2012 Olympics; knitting project that transformed a Welsh town; arts festival that brought creativity to rural Scotland; and a group of poets who held recitals in their local park have all ...
Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EH, Scotland, UK.