Congratulations to TP Ward and Caoimhlín O’Neill on receiving their 200 hours Millennium Volunteer Award. This was well deserved and achieved through committed volunteering with New Lodge Arts over the last two years. These two young people give up a few hours of their time on a weekly basis to be involved in our event management team, taking part in group work, training and planning/delivery of events.
Waterworks Park set to light up for spectacular cross-community Festival
Saturday 24th September 2015
New Lodge Arts were delighted to be involved in Arts Ektas project – Nine Nights festival inspired by Diwali, the Indian Festival of Light.
Culture Night is Belfast biggest cultural celebration with over 30,000 people attending this year’s event on Friday 18th September 2015.
For this year’s event, New Lodge Arts staged a Physical Theatre performance with the participants from the Acting Up Summer Camp programme. The performance was staged in Bouys Park.
The piece was devised by a group of young people from North Belfast and Newtownabbey who worked with local drama tutor Sean Mullan and was based on a range of youth issues, good relations and culture.
‘Acting Up’ Summer Camp
16-19 August 2015
This Summer Camp was funded under the OFMDFM TBUC programme and aimed to engage young people with a passion for Drama in a cross community project with good relations at the core. The group included 20 young people New Lodge Arts and Newtownabbey Arts & Cultural Network Theatre Company. The project included Drama Workshops, Teambuilding and Outdoor activities.
Summer Arts Academy
Monday 10th – Friday 14th August 2015
For this year’s Summer Arts Academy, New Lodge Arts were delighted to welcome Youth Music Theatre UK to the New Lodge to deliver a week long musical theatre project. Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT:UK) is the leading UK based musical theatre company for young people. Previous participants include Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.
Junior Arts Academy
‘Cats New Lodge Style’
3rd-7th August 2015
New Lodge Arts Junior Summer Arts Academy took place from Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August 2015 with 22 young people participating in the programme. Led by Brona Jackson and Sarah Davies, the young people devised their own piece of theatre based on Cats the Musical. The programme provided dance, drama and singing workshops for young people from the Greater New Lodge and surrounding areas aged 6-11yrs.
New Lodge Arts –Summer Street Party
Saturday 9th August 2015
As part of this year’s Summer Events programme, New Lodge Arts were excited to bring back the ‘street party’. The event took place on Saturday 8th August 2015with an array of activity including Street Theatre, Circus Acts, Bouncy Castles, Street Games, Music, Drawing and a variety of Arts & Crafts. There really was something for everyone and it was fantastic to see the local community, young and old, united together to celebrate arts and culture.
Summer Fun Day – Waterworks Park
Saturday 1st August 2015
New Lodge Arts Event Management Team recently organised and delivered a summer fun day for the north Belfast community. The group of young people (aged 13-16 years) helped apply for funding, which was successful and then worked together weekly to plan the event. The young people had complete control of everything from booking the artists and performers to sorting first aid and equipment, basically co-ordinating the entire event.