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Junior Dancers receive UK Awards

New Lodge Arts junior dancers have recently been presented with awards accredited by UKA Dance (a recognised awarding body across UK & Ireland). We organised evenings where parents and families were invited along to watch their children perform & receive their certificates & medals. A total of 35 young people aged 3-9 years old have completed their dance exams in Hip Hop & Ballet, before Christmas last year. The young people worked hard in their weekly classes and rehearsals for these exams.

John Savage Memorial Trophy Awarded to New Lodge Arts

New Lodge Arts were delighted to attend the Rotary Belfast event in the Europa Hotel on Monday 15th February 2016 and were awarded the John A Savage Memorial Trophy and Bursary for their commitment to supporting young people in North Belfast. 

The John A Savage Memorial Trophy and Bursary is awarded by the Club annually to the individual or group selected as giving great service to the Community. Inaugurated in 2009 the Cup has been specially refurbished and created in memory of former member the late John Savage.

Two Young People achieved their 200 hours Millennium Volunteer Award

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.

Culture Night Belfast

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

‘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. 


Contact Details

New Lodge Arts Ashton Centre 5 Churchill Street Belfast, BT15 2BP 028 9074 2255 anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com 

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