New Lodge Arts – Spring Awakening Festival
21st March 2015
Alexandra Park, Antrim Road, Belfast
The Spring Awakening Festival, held in Alexandra Park on the 21st March, delivered by New Lodge Arts offered something for all ages, there was an array of street theatre, live music, food stalls, dance acts, circus performers, sports, a dog show and much more.
Thirteen young people from New Lodge Arts and New Lodge Youth Centre went on an educational visit to Krakow, Poland to learn about World War II. During the four day trip, the young people visited local museums including the Oskar Schlinder Factory and spent a day visiting Auschwitz Camp. The group were overwhelmed by the impact the War had on the Jewish community in Krakow and the devastating impact of the Nazi regime.
North Belfast Young People explore the impact of the Great War
The New Lodge Arts AGM will be held at 1pm on the 10th of December.
7th-13th July 2014
Twelve young people from North Belfast recently embarked on trips to London, Belgium and France to increase their knowledge of the Great War to mark the centenary.
Air raids, conscription, evacuation and rationing - just some of the grim realities of the First World War, far removed from the lives of today's teenagers.
However, students from the New Lodge area of north Belfast have been getting an unusual history lesson from the Ulster Museum.
Eleven young people, aged between 13 and 16, from New Lodge Arts, have taken part in a project to learn more about Belfast's military history.