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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.

Summer Street Party - New Lodge Festival

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 1st August 2015

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.

Spring Awakening Festival

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. 

World War II project - Poland February 2015

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.


Contact Details

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

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