Newry, Mourne & Down Ethnic Minority Centre – Evening of Classical Music

Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre rolls out programme of support through information and awareness sessions across the District to ensure that all migrant families should feel safe and respected and their life choices will not be influenced by uncertainty of their future status.

This video compilation showcases an Evening of Classical Music by the Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre.

Marcin Gluch and the pupil of St Colman’s College, Bartosz Tiede played Beethoven, Chopin, and Paderewski to the full house in Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on Sunday the 3rd of February.  Mr Jerome Mullen, Polish Honorary Consul and Mr Michael Curran Director of Services Louth County Council accompanied by his wife were amongst the audience of the show.

Our Lives, Our Journey, Our Culture – Performing Arts/Dance

Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI (MSCNI) presents a video compilation of how the organisation brings young people of various community backgrounds together and uses dance and performing arts as a medium to help unite irrespective of their race, colour, sex or origin.

Sollus Highland Dancing Workshop – J.L McKenzie

Sollus Highland Dancers will host five professional online workshops to showcase the work that young people have done during their classes in lock-down. We hope that these workshops will inspire our dancers and others to continue towards achieving their goals and promote the Ulster Scots culture.

Would you like to learn a new dance? There will be an option to complete a JL McKenzie exam at a later date so this would be a huge help! Intermediate standard and above.

For more information please contact Amanda Kee via email on sollusdance@hotmail.com

To join this workshop: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87115884887?pwd=RVR6Q2dxZy82OGE2cWZJKzBqYVJqdz09

Meeting code: 871 1588 4887

Password:   093608

 

 

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

Presented by The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy

Written by Damian Gorman

Directed by Kieran Griffiths.

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing: almost 500 killings (nearly 100 in the month of July alone); 10,000 shootings, 2,000 explosions, and almost 5,000 people physically injured.

But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. 1972 was an extraordinary year- a year when it felt like anything could happen- but it was a year of lives as well as deaths. And here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman- which carries inside stories of both.

As part of the production, those who have lost loved ones in the Troubles, due to Covid-19, or in any circumstance, are invited to contribute to Anything Can Happen 1972.  They can send objects or photographs of significance or importance to them, to be placed on the other 130 empty chairs in our theatre. This is so that instead of absence, the chairs have something very significant and important on them, to be lit by theatre lights in an act echoing Seamus Heaney’s famous work Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication, in which he describes ‘a sunlit absence’. To reserve your seat contact fiona@derryplayhouse.com

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

Presented by The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy

Written by Damian Gorman

Directed by Kieran Griffiths.

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing: almost 500 killings (nearly 100 in the month of July alone); 10,000 shootings, 2,000 explosions, and almost 5,000 people physically injured.

But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. 1972 was an extraordinary year- a year when it felt like anything could happen- but it was a year of lives as well as deaths. And here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman- which carries inside stories of both.

As part of the production, those who have lost loved ones in the Troubles, due to Covid-19, or in any circumstance, are invited to contribute to Anything Can Happen 1972.  They can send objects or photographs of significance or importance to them, to be placed on the other 130 empty chairs in our theatre. This is so that instead of absence, the chairs have something very significant and important on them, to be lit by theatre lights in an act echoing Seamus Heaney’s famous work Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication, in which he describes ‘a sunlit absence’. To reserve your seat contact fiona@derryplayhouse.com

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

Presented by The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy

Written by Damian Gorman

Directed by Kieran Griffiths.

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing: almost 500 killings (nearly 100 in the month of July alone); 10,000 shootings, 2,000 explosions, and almost 5,000 people physically injured.

But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. 1972 was an extraordinary year- a year when it felt like anything could happen- but it was a year of lives as well as deaths. And here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman- which carries inside stories of both.

As part of the production, those who have lost loved ones in the Troubles, due to Covid-19, or in any circumstance, are invited to contribute to Anything Can Happen 1972.  They can send objects or photographs of significance or importance to them, to be placed on the other 130 empty chairs in our theatre. This is so that instead of absence, the chairs have something very significant and important on them, to be lit by theatre lights in an act echoing Seamus Heaney’s famous work Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication, in which he describes ‘a sunlit absence’. To reserve your seat contact fiona@derryplayhouse.com

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Liam Ó Corraí

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. The group’s name is appropriate to the Mid and East Antrim area as it is derived from the ancient Gaelic overkingdom of Dal Riada that included north east Ulster and a sizable portion of western Scotland and its Islands. Dal Riada was founded by Gaelic Irish migrants who brought their Language, and writings with them. Ths song performance is from Liam Ó Corraí .

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Lorcán ó Darach & Louis Young

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. The group’s name is appropriate to the Mid and East Antrim area as it is derived from the ancient Gaelic overkingdom of Dal Riada that included north east Ulster and a sizable portion of western Scotland and its Islands. Dal Riada was founded by Gaelic Irish migrants who brought their Language, and writings with them. This performance is from Lorcán ó Darach & Louis Young.

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Niamh Wilkinson, Harpist, from Glór Dhal Riada

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. The group’s name is appropriate to the Mid and East Antrim area as it is derived from the ancient Gaelic overkingdom of Dal Riada that included north east Ulster and a sizable portion of western Scotland and its Islands. Dal Riada was founded by Gaelic Irish migrants who brought their Language, and writings with them. This performance is from Niamh Wilkinson from Glor Dal Rhiada playing the Harp.