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What's On Guide October 2019

01 Oct 2019

What's On Guide October 2019

Arts & Business NI events


Jude Kelly In Conversation with Arts & Business NI
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
4 October 2019
Leadership is not a job. It is taking your values and leading forward, bringing people with you, stepping out in front, to make change happen. You can call this activism. You can call this leadership. We are delighted to welcome Jude Kelly CBE who will share experiences from her incredible career. Jude is a successful theatre director and founded the acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse. She was Artistic Director of Southbank Centre from 2005 to 2018 and founded the WOW Festival in 2010. Now a significant global brand WOW Festival celebrates the lives and achievements of women and girls all over the world bringing together artists, performers and speakers from a huge range of disciplines and backgrounds to spotlight women’s lives, their successes and the obstacles against which they continue to struggle. Limited spaces available. https://www.artsandbusinessni.org.uk/news

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Blow your own trumpet!
If you have a business and arts collaboration event which you are proud of please let me know. You can tell other businesses about it here. Don’t be shy – sometimes it is good to blow your own trumpet! Email to Sarah s.mackey@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2020 are open
Nominations close 12noon 4 October 2019
Arts & Business Northern Ireland has launched the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards for 2020. The Awards celebrate the best examples of arts and business creative partnerships and the outstanding achievements of these collaborations throughout Northern Ireland. This is your chance to take centre stage and be proud of what you have achieved over the last year. Arts & Business NI are encouraging entries from business and arts partnerships that took place between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. Nomination forms are now available to download from the A&B NI website and deadline for completed nominations is noon, Friday 4 October 2019. https://www.artsandbusinessni.org.uk/news


Festivals


Aspects Festival, A Celebration of Irish Writing
Bangor
20 September – 6 October 2019
A full programme of events celebrating historical writing, poetry, crime fiction, writing workshops, children’s events, politics, memoirs, journalism, script writing, short stories and exhibitions. With many famous faces including Michael Longley, Fergal Keane, Malachi O’Doherty, Moyra Donaldson, Ian Sansom and Colin Bateman or dust off your favourite hat for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Lady Dufferin in the Banqueting Hall of Clandeboye Estate. The programme of events is here https://aspectsfestival.com/

Cinemagic Film and Television Festival
Various Venues
1 October – 3 November 2019
Cinemagic have launched their 30th Anniversary Festival Programme! With a jam packed programme of events, screenings and Q+A’s they hope you can get involved! One of the highlights will be Saoirse Ronan with industry professionals in a ‘Conversations in Comedy’ screening and panel event. See Peter Brook’s masterpiece Lord of the Flies, a Q&A and screening with David Bradley who played the lead role in Kes, Amanda Kramer’s provocative and engaging Ladyworld, or take a masterclass with an experienced producer examining making a feature film on a low budget or let your children enjoy a class in special effects makeup, prop making or Aardman model making. Special for Halloween is Hocus Pocus showing at Seamus Heaney Homeplace. There is a vast array of treats on offer in this festival for young and old alike so check the full fabulous programme for details https://cinemagic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cinemagic_BEL_19_WEB.pdf


Belfast International Arts Festival
Various Venues, Belfast
15 October – 3 November 2019
Belfast International Arts Festival is back and features artists and performers from home and abroad for a world class programme of theatre, performance art, visual art, dance and music. The opening event is treat of dance, hypnotic sounds and stunning digital visuals in an unforgettable sensory experience from Japanese choreographer Hiroaki Umeda. The programme features music from a huge range of performers including Two Door Cinema Club, Albion Quartet, and La Dame Blanche (Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist). You can go to talks and exhibitions, visit artists’ studios, see films, be amazed by the fabulous La Spire aerial acrobatics show, hear discussions, and there’s no need to limit your enjoyment as many of the events are free to attend Download the brochure for the full programme of events https://belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/2019-festival/


One World Festival
Throughout Northern Ireland
16 October – 27 October 2019
The Coalition of Aid & Development Agencies (CADA NI) is running its inaugural festival to increase awareness about the Global South, promote understanding of issues that affect the poorest people and inspire action in our communities towards a just, peaceful and sustainable world. There is an associated photographic competition which is open to all so get snapping (more info on the website). There will be talks, workshops, comedy, music, poetry and much more in communities across Northern Ireland. hhttps://oneworldfestivalni.com/


City of Derry International Choir Festival
Derry/Londonderry
23 October – 27 October 2019
The City of Derry International Choir Festival returns for its seventh edition and arrives with a stellar line-up of guest artists and 100 participating choirs. Opening the festival is the Ulster Orchestra with Festival Chorus who join forces for a performance of popular classical work The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins in the Guildhall. Young male vocal consort The Gesualdo Six will present a diverse programme of choral music in Christ Church and don’t miss Codetta Tequila Opera Chorus (from Mexico) and the Ulster Orchestra in St Eugene’s Cathedral. SLIXS, one of the best vocal ensembles on the world a cappella stage will be performing their special take on jazz, pop and funk at St Columb’s Hall. The International Competition will see eight choirs representing countries around the world vying for the Oak Tree of Derry trophy. As a special treat there will also be a pre-festival performance by 200 young local voices brought together by Dumbworld and the Ulster Orchestra to perform Brian Irvine’s Anticlockwise. The programme is here https://derrychoirfest.com/2019-festival/programme-of-events.php


Theatre & Comedy


Shirley Valentine
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
31 August – 5 October 2019
Shirley is a housewife. Her kids have left home and she finds herself talking to the wall while she makes chips and eggs for her husband. Out of the blue her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and on a voyage of discovery starts to see the world and herself in a very different light. Starring Tara-Lynne O’Neill in Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy. Age 14+ https://lyrictheatre.co.uk//


Bouncers
The Luminaire Club at The MAC, Belfast
21 September – 5 October 2019
Bouncers, by John Godber was one of The MAC's most popular shows ever last season. In fact, you loved it so much that the four singing, dancing, philosophising big lads are back in town. One night in a Belfast disco in the 1980s; with all the familiar characters: the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ and of course, the men in black. Powered by an amazing soundtrack featuring all the hits of the era, you’ll hear from Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph as they share their stories in this outrageous and often poignant disco parody. So, stick your name on the guestlist and enjoy what The Stage called ‘a "slick, atmospheric production that brings contemporary resonance to John Godber’s gritty, sardonic play" New Bouncer, Sean Kearns joins the original trio of NI’s finest comedic actors, Ciaran Nolan , Conor Grimes and Chris Robinson.. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Stranded! – Robbie McShane
Strand Arts Centre
4 October 2019
A show about trying to relate. Robbie McShane is bringing his award-winning Edinburgh Fringe Show to the Strand and he’d really like you to be there. Over 18s and BYO https://www.strandartscentre.com/whats-on/


God has no country
The Playhouse, Derry
5 October 2019
A spritely paced and fascinating one man show exploring the war time exploits of an Irish priest in Rome during the Second World War. Kerryman Monsignor O’Flaherty’s torment is vividly brought to life as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists, protecting those in need from the German occupation of Rome. Told with humour and sensitivity by the man credited with introducing Hollywood star Michael Fassbender to the world of acting. https://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk


Cabaret
Grand Opera House, Belfast
8 October – 12 October 2019
Bill Kenright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret. Starring as the enigmatic Emcee is John Partridge (winner of Celebrity MasterChef and Christian Clarke in Eastenders) with Kara Lily Hayworth as Sally Bowles and screen icon Anita Harris as Fraulein Schneider. In 1931 Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs make this a classic. Age 14+ https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/

Midweek Magic Club
The Black Box, Belfast
9 October 2019
Midweek Magic Club is the magic equivalent of a garage band playing in a sweaty basement bar. It’s rough, it’s intimate, it’s full of raw energy and we’re going to be right up in your faces blowing your minds. MWMC is a two and a half hour event which is all about the close up. Close up magic that happens right at your table. It’s an event that allows you to see old friends or make new ones because the micro performances are spread out over the evening, allowing you to socialise and have a beer in-between. There’s really not another night like it in Belfast. It’s always different, always rowdy and ALWAYS worth leaving the house on a Wednesday for. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/

The First Protestant
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
10 October – 11 October 2019
A gripping psychological drama with moments of intensity and also unexpected comedy, The First Protestant presents a tense duel between Martin Luther and the shadowy figure of The Analyst, and through it the life and struggles of Luther, the monk who defied the Catholic Church with such profound repercussions for Christendom. Finding echoes in current events, Luther’s Europe is one of oppressive economic austerity, banking collapse, fragmentation of a union, a threat to peace and the possibility of free dissemination of information. https://crescentarts.org/whats-on


Don’t Tell Ma Ma
Luminaire Club at The MAC, Belfast
11 October – 12 October 2019
Following her sensational performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret 2014, Kerri Quinn returns to the MAC for an intimate evening of cabaret in the Luminaire Club. Kerri’s unique style promises plenty of sass and sophistication, as she performs an exclusive choice of familiar show songs with a few surprises thrown in. Accompanied by Cabaret Musical Director Matthew Reeve on piano, with special guest appearance by Ross Anderson Doherty. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Isaac Butterfield – Why So Serious?
The Black Box, Belfast
13 October 2019
After selling out over 55 shows across Australia in 2018, Isaac Butterfield returns to the stage for his brand new hour of unfiltered and raw social observations of the society we live in today. Why So Serious? Explores the PC culture of our ever changing world – from the good, the bad and the ugly, Butterfield doesn’t hold back as he tackles the issues everyone else is too scared to mention. Butterfield has the fastest growing audience for a comedian in Australian history and his hard-hitting commentary videos have had over 35 million views. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


A Taste of Honey
Grand Opera House, Belfast
15 October – 19 October 2019
The National Theatre bring us one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. In an exhilarating depiction of working class life in post war Salford, feisty teenager Jo takes up with a sailor who promises to marry her but heads to sea leaving her alone and pregnant. Arts student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until, misguidedly he sends for Jo’s estranged mother and their setup unravels. Age 13+ https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/

BIAF presents: Median & Accumulated Layout (double bill)
The MAC, Belfast
15 October – 16 October 2019
Opening Belfast International Arts Festival is the UK and Irish premiere of Median and Accumulated Layout. Median fuses dance, hypnotic sounds and stunning digital visuals into one unforgettable sensory experience. In Accumulated Layout, by intricately designing the strength, brightness, speed and the refracting angle of lights, Japanese choreographer Umeda skilfully shifts the visual perception of the audience. Umeda is recognised as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene. Most often creating solos, he fuses choreographic writing, computer code, sound and visual composition into a form of global language, which enables him to generate new perceptions of space. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Dog DLA Afternoon
Grand Opera House, Baby Grand Studio, Belfast
21 October – 2 November 2019
In 2015 Lisburn City Council annexed the sleepy civil parish of Dundonald and ended Castlereagh’s long-established sovereignty. Now, determined to show they mean business, the stalwarts of Dundonald Liberation Army (DLA) plan to rob a bank as a show of strength and to raise much needed funds for the cause. Only they’ve managed to select Manna Food Bank as their target. ‘Norn Iron’ humour reigns supreme in this slick, silly and hilariously outrageous new comedy from local writer Stephen Large. Age 16+ https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/

We Will Rock You
Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry
21 October - 26 October 2019
The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and ben Elton returns to the UK. The multi-million ound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed! With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances. Signed performance on 22 October. www.millenniumforum.co.uk

Wonder Frog – Live Improv Comedy
The Black Box, Belfast
23 October 2019
Belfast’s longest running improve comedy group serves up an hour of hot, fresh, off-the-cuff comedy. Using only audience suggestions, Wonder frog come up with comic scenes that have never been seen before and will never be seen again. The show is completely made up on the spot, on the night and can’t happen without the audience. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


BIAF presents: Before
The MAC, Belfast
24 October – 25 October 2019
Set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts down Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his home to the madness of O’Connell Street. There will be a post-show talk on 24 October when Festival Artistic Director, Richard Wakely, will be in conversation with Pat Kinevane. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Stranded! – Ronan Linskey
Strand Arts Centre
25 October 2019
Cult comic Ronan Linskey is back at the Strand doing what he does. Ronan has made a name for himself all over Ireland and the UK with his absurd observations and fearless style. He’s one of those comedians you might have seen somewhere – he has performed all over Ireland at clubs and festivals, and twice at Edinburgh Fringe. Over 18s and BYO. https://www.strandartscentre.com/whats-on/


BIAF presents: Beloved Clara
The MAC, Belfast
27 October 2019
Beloved Clara is the compelling and tragic story of the passionate, yet volatile relationship between Robert Schumann, his pianist wife Clara Wieck and Johannes Brahms. Lucy Parham’s original Composer Portrait amalgamates poignant letters and diaries interspersed with solo piano works by all three composers, as well as those by Mendelssohn and Liszt. Beloved Clara chronicles the sometimes troubled marriage of Clara and Robert, the arrival in their household of the dynamic 21 year old Brahms, Robert’s decline into mental illness and the deepening relationship between Clara and Brahms, the exact nature of which has never been established. Internationally known pianist Lucy Parham is joined by acclaimed actors Juliet Stevenson and Tim McInnerny. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Annie
Grand Opera House, Belfast
29 October – 2 November 2019
See Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan in this smash-hit production of Annie which comes directly from London’s West End. Set in 1930s New York during the Great depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Hew luck changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire Oliver Warbucks, However Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family. https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/

Music


Ulster Orchestra: BBC Radio Ulster & BBC Radio 3 Simulcast
Ulster Hall, Belfast
4 October 2019
A concert reflecting the events and legacies of Northern Ireland’s recent past through music and readings. Free to attend but you will need to reserve your place so book online. https://www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk/whats-on/


The Kilkennys in concert
The Playhouse, Derry
4 October 2019
The Kilkennys are at the very forefront of folk groups taking Irish music to the world. They have already proved to be a hit with audiences over recent years and their return to Derry will once again confirm the reputation of this talented and energetic four piece group. Following recent tours in Europe, the US and Asia, and their acclaimed performance on The Late Late Show on RTE, the fame of The Kilkennys continues to grow. https://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk


Ulster Orchestra: Songs of Love and Loss
Ulster Hall, Belfast
9 October 2019
Emotive works from Skempton, Wagner and Elgar conducted by Jac van Steen. Wagner’s Wesendonck Leider comprises 5 songs for female voice, Elgar’s Symphony No2 demonstrates his mastery of orchestral colour in a vast and beautiful work, whilst Skempton’s Lento is his first major work for Orchestra and is serenely beautiful and hypnotic. There is also a free pre-concert talk in the auditorium. https://www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk/whats-on/


Paris
The Playhouse, Derry
11 October 2019
Award winning chanteuse Christine Bovill returns following her massively successful sell-out show, Piaf. In Paris, a 5-star hit at the Edinburgh Fringe for the past 3 years, she beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song; a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics. With drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinted spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and more. https://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk


Daoiri Farrell
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
12 October 2019
Daoiri Farrell is a former electrician who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV. Dublin born traditional singer and bouzouki player Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of the most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. BYO event Age 18+ https://crescentarts.org/whats-on


Walled City Music and Moving on Music presents: Ruth McGinley and Darragh Morgan
Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry
17 October 2019
Two of Northern Ireland’s leading internationally renowned classical musicians are touring NI together for the first time. Ruth McGinley (piano) and Darragh Morgan (violin) will delight you with two beautiful violin sonatas, Irish folk song arrangements and a piece by NI composer Deirdre McKay. www.millenniumforum.co.uk

Stranded! – Hannah McPhillimy
Strand Arts Centre
18 October 2019
Singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy returns to Northern Ireland to play a series of intimate shows after a two-year stint studying classical composition and feeling cold in Michigan USA. Described by The Irish Times as ‘a bit of a wonder’, Hannah has appeared alongside artists such as SOAK, Foy Vance and The Gloaming, performed as SXSW and RTE’s Other Voices and forged unique collaborations with electro-pop band Go Wolf, anti-slavery charity No More Traffik and prize-winning author Jan Carson. Get a sneak-peek into the stripped down version of Hannah’s upcoming debut album produced with Stuart Reid (Duran Duran Plan B). Over 18s and BYO https://www.strandartscentre.com/whats-on/


Ulster Orchestra: Litton Crosses Continents
Ulster Hall, Belfast
18 October 2019
Andrew Litton and Kurt Nikkanen, both of New York City Ballet, join with the Ulster Orchestra at the Ulster Hall. The concert opens with Aaron Copland’s glorious evocation of the American Midwest in his ballet suite Appalachian Spring followed by Barber’s Violin Concerto which opens in a mood of tranquillity but concludes with a lightning fast final movement of perpetual motion. Bringing the concert to a close is the emotional turmoil and searing raw passion of Walton’s First Symphony. There is also a free pre-concert talk in the auditorium. https://www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk/whats-on/


Every Voice Fringe Festival presents: Stand Up and Sing
The Alley Theatre, Strabane
18 October 2019
The Every Voice Fringe Festival involves choral singing taking place in a wide range of community venues throughout Derry City and Strabane District Council area during September and October. In its inaugural year, Allegri partnership with City of Derry International Choir Festival coordinated 72 events including community choir concerts, choral and sacred trail performances, flash mobs and workshops and it afforded local choirs the opportunity to perform alongside visiting international choirs. Stand Up and Sing! Is one of two Gala concerts where local choirs from the Derry, Donegal and Strabane region perform together on stage. https://www.alley-theatre.com/whats-on

Derry Choir Fest presents: Anticlockwise
Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry
19 October 2019
A contemporary musical spectacle with 200 young people and the Ulster Orchestra. The award-winning Dumbworld, in collaboration with ulster orchestra and the City of Derry International Choir Festival, has teamed up with 200 young people from Northern Ireland to create a large-scale work that is a provocative and urgent response to the world of 2019. A passionate study of gender, politics and mental health, Fortnite, zoos and human rights. You can expect visceral exhilarating music, singing and film from this inspiring, You Tubing, Instagramming, social media-savvy, post-millennial generation. www.millenniumforum.co.uk

Belfast International Arts Festival : The Night With … Garth Knox
The Black Box, Belfast
21 October 2019
Garth Knox presents a programme of music for viola d’amore and electronics featuring music by Simon Mawhinney, Olga Neuwirth, Ed Bennet and Marin Marais. He is a specialist in contemporary music performing as a member of Ensemble InterContemporain and the Arditti String Quartet before becoming a pioneer of the viola d’amore, a fourteen stringed baroque instrument. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/

Belfast International Arts Festival: Glen Hansard
Grand Opera House, Belfast
22 October – 23 October 2019
One of Ireland’s most iconic singer songwriters, Glen Hansard, returns to Belfast for a special performance as part of BIAF. Set to be a concert for the ages, Glen Hansard and his band return for a special sit-down performance in the majestic surroundings of The Grand Opera House, marking the opening of his European tour. Throughout this extraordinary evening the audience can expect a journey through Hansard’s musicianship. Rock and folk ambitions coexist with moments of strangeness, intimacy and stillness. Topics of vulnerability, desire, chaos, joy and love are explored in his trademark soaring emotional and dynamic shifts. https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/

Belfast International Arts Festival presents: Ulster Orchestra: Classical Favourites
Ulster Hall, Belfast
31 October 2019
Conductor Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas brings us a special performance as part of the Belfast festival, offering one of the most delightful and well-known classical programmes this Season. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture, a magical fantasy piece and one of the composer’s best loved works along with the ever popular and emotive Concierto de Aranjuez (featured in the film Brassed Off!) brought to life by guest guitarist Rafael Aguirre and everyone’s favourite Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgskt. https://www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk/whats-on/


Sailortown Folk Night
The American Bar, Dock Street, Belfast
2nd & 4th Thursdays 8pm
Open folk sessions with some of the best musicians in Belfast, compered by Joshua Burnside. Free entry. http://www.americanbarbelfast.com/


Afternoon Blues
The American Bar, Dock Street, Belfast
Every Saturday 2pm
Run by the infamous Chris Roddy of The Rotterdam and The Pound, proper music for grown-ups. http://www.americanbarbelfast.com/


Sailortown Open Mic
The American Bar, Dock Street, Belfast
Every Sunday 7pm
Open session with some of the best musicians Belfast has to offer, compered by David Browne Murray. http://www.americanbarbelfast.com/

Family (young, older and all abilities)

Black Moon
The Black Box, Belfast
1 October 2019
Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities, giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/

Secrets of Space
The MAC, Belfast
3 October – 13 October 2019
Suni and Mae are dreamers. As young girls they dreamt about journeying far beyond our solar system, singing among the stars and discovering all that was unknown to them: The Secrets of Space. Award-winning children’s theatre company Cahoots NI present this out of the world new show packed full of magic and illusion. Join our space sisters on an interactive journey across the galaxy, exploring with dazzling imagery the wonders of the cosmos, whilst finding out the scientific secrets and technological truths of the universe. All ages but best aged 7+ https://themaclive.com/whats-on


Print-Making Party at Unique
The Art Room at UNIQUE, Ulster University
5 October 2019
Join in at UNIQUE, home to Ulster University's emerging art and design talent, for a series of fun, free, art workshop experiences. All workshops are located in the Art Room at UNIQUE. Workshops are suitable for children aged six upwards. Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. This month join the Print Making Party 2.00pm to 4.00pm; also coming soon Fancy Dress Life Drawing Saturday 2 November 2:00pm to 4:00pm; Christmas Clay Club Saturday 7 December 2:00pm to 4:00pm. https://www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com/whats-on/


Storytime Sunday
The MAC, Belfast
6 October 2019
Relax with your little ones at the MAC on the first Sunday of each month for some fun story time in the Family Room. Sit back and listen to some tales, fables and yarns all told by a professional storyteller. https://themaclive.com/whats-on


Pink & Blue
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
6 October 2019
Boys wear blue and girls wear pink. Or can they wear both? Is it true that girls and boys are so different? Two clowns discover Pink and Blue and playfully explore all these questions. With silliness and fun, come along and join us for this show that aims to find out if we can all be who we want to be and accept others as they are too. A non-verbal show featuring the music of composer Neil Foster. Age 4+ https://crescentarts.org/whats-on


Void Tots with Sinead Crumlish
Void, Derry
12 October 2019
Void early years programme continues. Come along and experience multi-sensory activities for early years children in Void’s Process Room. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers, all are welcome. Be prepared to get messy! Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/void-tots-early-years-programme-session-1-tickets-71352997737


Alice in Wonderland
Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Strabane
19 October 2019
Barking Dog presents an exciting adaptation of one of the most famous books ever. It features all the popular Alice characters portrayed by a cast of just two talented actors. One plays Alice and the other manically portrays everyone she meets. The classic fairytale is brought to life using comedy, mime, puppets, music and audience participation. https://www.alley-theatre.com/whats-on


The Slipped Disco
The Black Box, Belfast
21 October 2019
The Slipped Disco, the best dance music from the 60s and 70s for people in their 60s and 70s (and older!!!). Get your dancing shoes on and get ready for a night of the best dance hits of 60s and 70s, played by DJ Groover! Featuring the best of Motown, disco, Pure Soul, Barry White, ABBA, and more! Plus games and a raffle. Admission is free. For tickets call Engage with Age on 028 9073 5696.https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


Energy of Light Discos
Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre, Derry
25 October 2019
These are monthly discos for young people aged 15+ who are experiencing limited physical, sensory and/or learning disability. https://www.millenniumforum.co.uk/whats-on/


Mini Moon
The Black Box, Belfast
26 October 2019
All the fun and craic of Black Moon but this time for the wee ones. If you have a young child with any kind of disability why not join in for an afternoon boogie? The music is low, there are coloured lights and moving visuals, soft cushions, sensory toys, bubble machines and lots of dancing. The Green Room is also open for a coffee, tea or juice or just to escape and chill away from all the dancing. Free to attend. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


Halloween Workshop
Void, Derry
26 October 2019
Bring your little ghouls along to an afternoon of spooky activities suitable for children aged 4+ Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/halloween-workshop-tickets-71360377811


Baby Boo (age 0-6months)
Creepy Crawlers (age 6-12months)
Terrible Tots (age 1-2 and 2-3)
Frightful Fables (age 4-6)
The MAC, Belfast
26 October – 31 October 2019
Play peek-a-BOO with baby in a multi-sensory workshop. Explore spooky sights, sounds and textures to spark wonder and curiosity. Spooktacular fun not to be missed. All-singing, all-dancing Halloween workshops. Freaky fables, full of fun and fright. Meet the Storymaker and listen to tales of witches, monsters and things that go bump in the night. Help the Storymaker bring a Frightful Fable to life. Perfect for little monsters. Check the website to choose the right session for your age group. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Terrifying Tales (age 7+)
The MAC, Belfast
26 October – 31 October 2019
Come meet the old Bard to hear terrifying tales of witches, ghosts, banshees and pookas. His spine-tingling stories will make you scream and jump with fright, but it’s all just a bit of fun … right? Only for children aged 7+ who are brave enough and prepared to be scared. https://themaclive.com/whats-on


Dementia Friendly Tea Dance
Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre, Derry
31 October 2019
The Millennium Forum’s Dementia Friendly Tea Dances are held in the venue’s Studio once a month. The events are free with an afternoon of entertainment and music. The Tea Dance begins at 2pm and finishes at 3.30pm. Refreshments are provided by the in-house restaurant from 2pm. Free to attend but booking essential. Advise any dietary or access requirements when you book. https://www.millenniumforum.co.uk/whats-on/


The Imaginarium Arts & Story Centre
Sticky Fingers Arts, Newry
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
The Imaginarium is a very special emporium where children let their imagination go wild. Open the secret door and step in to the magical world of the Imaginarium, a world of exploration and play. Hide in the secret tunnel, jump over the bridge, visit the village in the forest, dress up as a pirate or a dinosaur, sail through the river, make a wish in the well, take the helm and fly to the moon, everything is possible. https://www.stickyfingersarts.co.uk/


Silver Screenings
Strand Arts Centre
October 2019 (Thursdays)
Weekly screenings of classic films for seniors (but open to all). Great opportunity for seniors to meet and interact, and enjoy a trip down memory lane. Free tea/coffee included in ticket price. Free transport for community groups available on request. Screenings in October include The Band Wagon (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse) and On Golden Pond (Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn). https://www.strandartscentre.com/whats-on/


Exhibitions


Danilo Correale: They will say I killed them
The MAC, Belfast
19 July – 13 October 2019
A major new film commission by Italian artist Danilo Correale. They will say I killed them, is the result of an in-depth investigation into Italian cinema from the 1950s to the 1980s that for different reasons were left on shelves in the form of screenplays, or filed away in the minds of directors, without ever becoming films because of censorship. Through an immersive interplay of lights, shadows, and camera movements, the audience is led through fragments of untold stories panning from a film about Italian Colonialism, to a thriller about the history of an Italian terrorist group, to a romantic play about the life of Simone Weil. https://themaclive.com/whats-on


Rationalism on Set: Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema
The MAC, Belfast
19 July – 13 October 2019
An exhibition exploring a little-known period of Italian cinematic history, highlighting the strong Modernist influence apparent in the set designs created for a number of romantic comedies during the inter-war years. Many architects recognised the powerful role that cinema could play in popularising modern architecture; some got personally involved with set design, while others vocally supported their colleagues’ efforts to reflect in film settings the latest developments in architecture and to educate the public by familiarising them with modern design. https://themaclive.com/whats-on


Mark McGreevy: Flop Sweat
The MAC, Belfast
19 July – 13 October 2019
Flop Sweat is built on McGreevy’s collected archive of personal and found imagery drawn from the media and everyday experience. These new paintings play with the unquestioned assumptions of taste, usually landscapes that seemed to have been created by the same innocuous actions and activities that appear in his painted realities. McGreevy’s paintings are purposefully wonky and embedded in the anxiety of the material and the interior world. Depicted in his paintings, spaces of seemingly little value and out of place mass, middens, declivities, dumping sites, and weird islands reveal objects that no longer hold their original meaning, creating a jittery unease. https://themaclive.com/whats-on


Sonia Shiel – I Am What You’ve Come To See
Void, Derry
6 September – 1 November 2019
In all works of fiction there belies an agreement that the reader or viewer will allow for a suspension of disbelief. In this exhibition I Am What You've Come To See, the artist Sonia Shiel has transformed the three gallery spaces into a circular narrative, casting the audience as its central protagonist. The viewer is compelled to move through the galleries by a series of scripted audio-visual instructions, strategic objects and obtuse props that feign seemingly ungovernable chances - in a shapeshifting journey that is entirely staged. The paintings portray various landscape/natural elements and patterns, imprecise geometries, and translucent planes of colour and shape. Mimicking a digital landscape that encompasses both the archaeological and futuristic, the works have mobile components which, when activated, suggest how mysterious and magical qualities might influence the directions we take, even in the presence of intent. https://www.derryvoid.com/


Temporary/Permanent
Ulster Museum
10 September – 10 November 2019
This exhibition of photographs taken by the well-known Belfast photographer Frankie Quinn marks the 50th anniversary of the first peace wall being erected in Belfast. Quinn began his work on the peace lines in 1994, believing it was important to document these structures which seemed vulnerable to removal as the peace process began. The first series of photographs was published by Belfast Exposed on 31 September 1994, the day the first IRA ceasefire began, and at a time of optimism. The photographs in Series II were taken in 2002 by which time the mood had changed and sectarian tensions had heightened again. https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/ulster-museum/Home.aspx


Strabane Photographic Society
Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Strabane
30 September - 25 October 2019
A spectacular exhibit of talent from members of one of the North Wests leading Camera Clubs. This new exhibition will feature over 60 images from the past year, including wildlife, landscapes, portraits and much more. https://www.alley-theatre.com/whats-on


Peter Richards ARUA: The Square
ArtisAnn Gallery, Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast
3 October – 2 November 2019
The Square is an exhibition of new works by Peter Richards that invites visitors to see something appear as something other, reminding them of their role as the unreliable author of their own truths. Sometimes it is difficult to believe what you think you see. Peter Richards is an artist based in Belfast, a long-standing member of the Royal Ulster Academy and an esteemed gallery curator. He works in a range of media including forms of photography, installation and performance. https://www.artisann.org/coming-soon.html


Making Her Mark
Ulster Museum
12 October – 20 October 2019
An exhibition exploring the impact women artists had on the print tradition. This exhibition features the work of women print artists from the Ulster Museum collection. It focuses on their contribution to the print revival of the early 1900s and showcases important artists from the Ulster Museum collection including Agnes Millar Parker, Gertrude Hermes, Thérèse Lessore and Lady Mabel Annesley. https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/ulster-museum/Home.aspx


Royal Ulster Academy of Arts: 138th Annual Exhibition
Ulster Museum
18 October 2019 – 5 January 2020
Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non-members of merit. This year’s Annual Exhibition will be held at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and will showcase original works across the disciplines of the visual arts by emerging and established artists. https://www.royalulsteracademy.org/annual-exhibition


On refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art
The MAC, Belfast
25 October 2019 – 19 January 2020
A group exhibition across all three of the MAC’s galleries exploring ideas of representation, refusal and resistance in the work of a number of contemporary American artists. Featuring new and recent work by Paul Stephen Benjamin, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, Aria Dean, Troy Michie, Arcmanoro Niles and Sable Elyse Smith. Curated by Clare Gormley. https://themaclive.com/whats-on

Late Night Art
Various Galleries, Belfast
First Thursday of every month
Late Night Art Belfast happens across the whole of Belfast on the first Thursday of every month with over a dozen galleries opening their doors for an evening celebration of the vibrant visual arts scene. Guided tours available but alternatively you can just wander in and out and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles as you enjoy an evening stroll around the city. Download the map here https://www.belfastartmap.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/BAM_web_v2.pdf


Art on the Rails
Project 24, Queen’s Parade, Bangor
Last Sunday of each month
A monthly curated art and music festival featuring over 30 exhibitors of art and contemporary craft to inspire, relax, revive and stir your senses. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and refreshments from the traders on-site, sit back in the deck chairs and lose yourself in the music or try a free craft taster session and take home a piece of art. Free event. https://discovernorthernireland.com/Art-on-the-Rails-Bangor-P83918/


Lectures/Talks/Readings


Stephen James Smith with Tony Walsh
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
1 October 2019
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5million views. He has been commissioned to write poems to celebrate such diverse subjects as a narrative of Ireland and a poem to highlight the rugby final between England and Ireland on Paddy’s Day 2018. He has performed at events such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Glastonbury Festival and many more. For this special reading at HomePlace, he will be joined by Manchester poet Tony Walsh. Overcoming childhood poverty and illness, he has risen to become one of the UK’s most widely recognised and most in-demand professional poets. His international performances, including the global broadcast from the vigil for victims of the arena bomb in Manchester, have attracted a legion of fans and celebrity admirers. Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult. https://seamusheaneyhome.ticketsolve.com/shows


Seamus Heaney Centre, QUB presents Frank Ormsby book launch
Crescent Arts Centre
2 October 2019
Frank Ormsby’s seventh collection of poems reflects not only the beauty of the Irish landscape and the sensuous and aesthetic impact of the small farms among which he grew up, but also the continuing violence of the Troubles. Ormsby makes use of short, resonant poems with content often delivered and reinforced through rich, contrasting images. Frank Ormsby will read from his new book, The Rain Barrel. Free to attend but please register online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frank-ormsby-book-launch-tickets-72534794523


Singapore, Chinese Migration and the Making of the British Empire
Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University, Belfast
2 October 2019
Free public talk by Dr Stan Neal (Ulster University) to launch his new book: Singapore, Chinese Migration and the Making of the British Empire 1819-67. The transformation of Singapore, founded by Stamford Raffles in 1819, from a trading post to a major centre for international trade was a huge commercial and colonial success for Britain. One key factor in all of this was the recruitment of Chinese migrant labour, which by the 1850s made up over half of the population. The transformation, however, was not limited to Singapore. As this book demonstrates, colonial administrators saw that the "model" of what had been done in Singapore, especially the use of Chinese migrant labour, could be replicated elsewhere. This book examines the establishment of the "Singapore model" and its transference. The talk will be held in the Conor Lecture Theatre at Ulster University Belfast Campus. Talk accompanied by wine, tea, coffee etc. Book through the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/singapore-chinese-migration-and-the-making-of-the-british-empire-tickets-63861057141


Seamus Heaney Centre, QUB presents …BANG!
Crescent Arts Centre
3 October 2019
Next in the series of SHC themed nights where participants have seven minutes to present under that evening’s theme. Poetry, prose, drama, criticism, show-and-tell, critical work or something revisited. In October the semester sets off with a BANG with readings and performances from staff, students and alumni. Free to attend, BYO. https://www.facebook.com/events/474522540039536/


1000 Books to read Before You Die with James Mustich
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
6 October 2019
Have you ever found yourself wondering what to read next? Wonder no more, as James Mustich has distilled years of book-selling experience into his new reference book celebrating the joy of discovery. Join James as he talks about how he came to choose the 1000 books he feels we all should read, providing an extensive, intelligent, lively library in which readers of all ages will find books for their own to-be-read piles. https://seamusheaneyhome.ticketsolve.com/shows


Belfast International Arts Festival: Lanny with Max Porter
The Black Box, Belfast
22 October 2019
Dead Papa Toothwort is awake. An innovative hybrid of fairy tale, fable and myth, Lanny (Faber 2019) is Max Porter’s hugely anticipated second novel and recently long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2019. Max Porter’s first novel Grief Is the Thing With Feathers, won the Sunday Times/Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs abd the BAMB Readers’ Award. It has been translated into 27 languages and was recently adapted into a stage production starring Cillian Murphy. Chaired by John Self. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


TENX9
The Black Box, Belfast
23 October 2019
Tenx9 is a storytelling night where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Get there early as this is an event which consistently gathers a queue around the block! https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


The Bovedy Illuminations
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
26 October 2019
To mark the screening at the HomePlace of his short film The Bovedy Illuminations, artist Noel Connor will be joined on stage by poet Gerald Dawe in an informal conversation on memory, art and the influence of Seamus Heaney on their journeys from their own places in Belfast. . https://seamusheaneyhome.ticketsolve.com/shows


Take Part


City of Derry International Choir Festival: 2019 Festival Chorus
Derry
1 September – 23 October 2019
The 2019 Festival Chorus will be joined by the Ulster Orchestra to perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins in the Guildhall on 23 October as the Opening Gala Concert of this year's festival. The first rehearsal will be on Sunday 1st September and will run every Sunday thereafter until the festival. Rehearsals will take place in the Model Primary School, Northland Road, Derry from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. There will also be a rehearsal on the evening of Tuesday 22nd October with the conductor, and in the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd October with full orchestra and soloists. You don't need to be a member of a choir to take part. If you can read music and want to be part of a large-scale, dynamic chorus that will perform with the Ulster Orchestra at the Opening Gala Concert of this year's festival, come along on 1st September! https://derrychoirfest.com/take-part/festival-chorus.php


Fingerstyle Guitar
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
16 September – 9 December 2019
Fingerstyle guitar refers to a range of techniques which open up new possibilities, allowing the guitarist to play melody, harmony and rhythm at the same time. This can be seen in the likes of Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), John Martyn, Tommy Emmanuel and Ed Sheeran who often use unconventional and creative techniques. This course will teach you the fundamentals of fingerstyle guitar including: an overview of the basic techniques; a step-by-step approach to learning fingerstyle guitar songs; how to arrange any song for solo guitar. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to put your skills into practice and play alongside your fellow students at a Belfast Guitar Night as part of an ensemble led by your instructor. No experience with fingerstyle guitar is necessary, although you should be able to change between basic chords with ease. Both acoustic and electric players welcome. Age 16+ https://crescentarts.org/whats-on


Props Workshop with Sheila Byrne
Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Strabane
3 October 2019
Intergenerational workshop to develop carnival skills to create large size lit props to use at Strabane Halloween community events. 2 hours for 5 weeks. Free to attend. https://www.alley-theatre.com/whats-on


Real Sketchy
The Black Box, Belfast
3 October 2019
Real Sketchy is an open live sketching event taking place in a bar environment. Over the years it’s developed from something that was largely populated by artists to being somewhere that anyone can have a wee sketch and a laugh over a few pints. Pens, pencils and paper provided for everyone by Ink Monkey. All disciplines welcome – comic, illustration, design etc. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


Purely Poetry Open Mic Night
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
4 October 2019
Join Poetry NI and The Crescent as we present Purely Poetry Open Mic Night. Welcoming readers of all styles and experiences, from first timers to old pros, Purely Poetry Open Mic Night fosters an open, laid back and encouraging atmosphere for people to read their work, and to listen in comfort. Quite simply, they want your poems, and they want you to enjoy the experience of reading them to them! To take part, just sign up at the start of the night (registration opens at 8.15pm). All names are drawn out from the Magical Hat of Randomness, and each person has seven minutes max to read, so that they can give as much time as possible to people wanting to read. Spaces are limited to 22 slots. Purely Poetry open mic night runs the first Friday of the month and this event is BYO! Please visit www.poetryni.com for more details, or email thepenpointsnorth@outlook.com for enquiries. https://crescentarts.org/whats-on


Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
The Black Box, Belfast
6, 13, 20, 27 October 2019
Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of conflict but what about now, where has this tradition of painting on walls led us? Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, where artists from around the world have come to paint. Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this is a 2 hours long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter. Starts at Duke of York, finishes at Black Box. https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/


Create print – taster sessions
Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor
12 October, 26 October 2019
Seacourt’s new taster sessions help you understand the basics of a technique and decide if you’d like to explore it in a longer course. You will see basic techniques, examples of the myriad of possibilities each technique offers and try some hands on printing yourself. Each participant will take home a finished piece. 2 hour sessions with just 4-6 people at each. Try Textile Printing with Heat Reactive Dyes on 12 October or Cyanotype on 26 October – a photographic printing process that produces a unique cyan-blue print. http://www.seacourt-ni.org.uk/


Belfast International Arts Festival: Belfast Open Studios
Various Venues, Belfast
19 October 2019
Over 250 artists invite the public to visit their studios, see the work they are currently developing and catch a glimpse of the creative process in action. Visitors can expect to see paintings emerge from blank canvases, initial sketches becoming fully realised artworks and sculpture being formed from the raw materials. You will be able to see artworks that have never before been seen in public, as well as ones that have been exhibited in galleries around the world. Just drop in to art galleries in Belfast. https://belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/event/belfast-open-studios-4/

Own Art Scheme

Own Art makes buying art easier and more affordable than ever

Starting or growing your very own art collection has never been easier thanks to ‘Own Art’, an interest free loan scheme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which aims to make buying art more accessible. Own Art makes interest free loans possible for people over the age of 18 in Northern Ireland, who want to buy artwork by a living artist from galleries that are signed up to the scheme. It works by letting you spread the cost of the artwork over 10 months, making it more affordable to buy the artwork of your dreams. Own Art customers are able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,500. The loan can also be used as a part-payment on higher value items, helping to support more ambitious buying for higher value items. A deposit isn’t necessary. More details on the website here http://artscouncil-ni.org/the-arts/visual-arts1/own-art


Useful info


Creative Space available for hire
Void, Patrick Street, Derry
Void have a variety of flexible rooms available for hire. Conveniently located between Strand Road and Queen Street, the modern, airy spaces are suitable for formal and informal occasions, meetings, conferences, seminars, performances, private functions and exhibitions. Void has full disability access and offer technical assistance and equipment hire on request. To find out more email to admin@derryvoid.com or check the website https://www.derryvoid.com/space-equipment/


Volunteering


Belfast International Arts Festival
Belfast
15 October – 3 November 2019
Volunteering with BIAF is a fun and rewarding way to contribute to the local arts community in Belfast. They are seeking dynamic and enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver a world class visitor experience to everyone who comes to Festival. Volunteers are often the first point of contact to welcome guests and audiences, and assist the Front of House Manager in running the events on the day. To find out more about getting involved use this link https://belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/get-involved/festival-volunteers/


City of Derry International Choir Festival
Derry
23 October – 27 October 2019
The City of Derry International Choir Festival recruits a large group of volunteers each year and the successful running of the festival is down to those who can lend a pair of hands! Volunteer duties include stewarding, ushering, selling programmes and merchandise, guiding choirs around the city, meeting and greeting choirs and guests and helping with the flow of large groups of singers around the festival venue. Applications for volunteering at the 2019 festival will open shortly so keep an eye on this page for more details: https://derrychoirfest.com/take-part/volunteer.php


EastSide Arts
East Belfast
Various dates
EastSide Arts organise a year-round programme of events throughout east Belfast including festivals and community projects. Events include EastSide Arts Festival, CS Lewis Festival, Woodstock Rhythm & Blues Festival, Artful Ageing, HOME Project, and CS Lewis Square events. They need help with a wide range of duties covering everything from front of house, workshop assistance and set building to general enquiries and more. Volunteer to be part of it by following this link https://www.eastsidearts.net/get-involved


Cinemagic
Belfast
September - December
Do you have a love for film and film events and want to help Cinemagic? They are on the look-out for volunteers to help during their busy Festival periods in Belfast from September to December 2019. Volunteer roles are varied and include filming at events, providing administrative support and being a friendly face for children, families and young people at public events. It you are an enthusiastic, committed and hard working person who would love the opportunity to work with Cinemagic then follow the link to get involved https://cinemagic.org.uk/volunteer/


Volunteering on a Board

Business Members please contact us for information and support on any of the following Board positions 

Crescent Arts Centre
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
The Crescent Arts Centre is Northern Ireland's leading multi-artform provider of creative learning classes and workshops, with a vibrant programme of live arts events, outreach activities, exhibitions and the Belfast Book Festival. Moving into a new strategic development period, the Crescent wants to equip itself with a broad and appropriate skills base to ensure growth, with board members providing leadership and experience to the board on growing the organisation’s income and the development of activities that also fulfil their purpose and values. Our priorities are to extend our reach, develop new partnerships, build their profile and create new strategic collaborations. The successful candidates will have experience working at senior levels in relevant organisations. Experience in the public, private, community or voluntary sectors and knowledge of good governance is desirable. To find out more follow the link https://crescentarts.org/about/our-people/join-us


Walled City Music
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
WCM’s vision is to put outstanding classical music-making at the heart of cultural life in Derry. For over ten years Walled City Music’s summer chamber-music Festival (WCMF) has attracted artists of international calibre from around the world. In addition it has run many workshops, master-classes and outreach activities, to enable more people to develop their own skills and experience of music-making and interact with some of the outstanding musicians attending the Festival. In 2011 it extended its activity year-round by launching a concert series, with events held monthly, and in 2014 it extended its range further by promoting opera, experimental jazz and touring across Northern Ireland. In October 2013 Walled City Music, in partnership with City of Derry Civic Choirs launched the City of Derry International Choral Festival, a major new contribution to the musical life of Northern Ireland and the international choral calendar. Their first Walled City Music International Piano Festival launched in July 2019. They are looking for Board Members to continue the development of this exciting company. To find out more please contact https://walledcitymusic.com/

Wheelworks
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
WheelWorks is a dynamic youth arts charity which has been Creating New Worlds across Northern Ireland since 1995. They run workshops, programmes, projects and a social enterprise that combine traditional and digital art forms in creative ways that make a difference. Working mainly with people aged 4-25 they also do some work that brings older and younger people together. They are looking for three new board members (aged 18 and over) and are particularly seeking individuals with experience in marketing and PR, the arts and creative industries, youth service, and people management/HR. https://www.wheelworksarts.com/news

The Golden Thread Gallery
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
Golden Thread Gallery (GTG) is a medium-scale, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery based in Belfast that is recognised as having charitable status. It provides a welcoming space for the public to engage with contemporary visual art, and has grown steadily since it was founded in 1998. GTG is recognised for its engagement with recent histories and re-imagined futures: the majority of its programme is engaged with offering the public a contextual experience of the visual art of our time. GTG is a member of the Plus Tate network, a lead partner in the Draw-Down-the Walls collaboration, and is accredited by Investors in People. They are looking for active, hands-on doers. Entrepreneurs and change-makers. Individuals with capital development would be very welcome. You must be up for being part of a transformation! http://www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/?v=79cba1185463


Void, Derry
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
Void is a contemporary art space in Derry with up to 5 exhibitions per year showing the work of established international and Irish artists. A key element to the gallery is the Void Engage programme, which places participation, engagement and learning at the heart of Void, making contemporary visual art accessible to visitors of all ages. To find out more please follow the link https://www.derryvoid.com/


Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich, Belfast
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
Culturlann Irish language and arts centre in Belfast is looking for new trustees to join the board. Must be Irish language speakers. To find out more please follow the link https://www.culturlann.ie/en/about-us


CCA Gallery, Derry
Looking for new Trustees to join the Board
Centre for Contemporary Art fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition-making, public programmes, publishing, and residencies. To find out more please follow the link http://cca-derry-londonderry.org/about/


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