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.
London Cultural Trip – February 2016
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.
Inner North Youth Platform presented their Peer Mentoring Award
A huge well done to the young people in the Inner North Youth Platform for gaining a qualification in Peer Mentoring for young people. They are a credit to their families and communities, keep up the good work!
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.