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.
The Festival was new venture for New Lodge Arts, the local arts organization, a project of Ashton Community Trust, who deliver annual events in North Belfast such as the Lantern Parade and Winterfest Programme. The event was funded through the OFMDFM Central Good Relations Fund.
The event was a great success with over 3500 people attending. The project included an outreach programme in the local schools and community groups. 16 groups from across North Belfast took part with 403 young people participating. It is anticipated that this festival will be included in New Lodge Arts annual programme of activities.
Anne Delaney from New Lodge Arts said:
“This was an exciting project for us to take the lead on. There is very little happening in the local area in springtime and we transformed Alexandra Park into a hub of activity. There really was something for everyone with some of the very best local talent Belfast has to offer. ‘
For more information, follow the festival organisers on twitter @newlodgearts, friend them on facebook.com/newlodgearts or contact Anne Delaney at New Lodge Arts on 028 9074 2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org