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Spring Awakening Festival

Alexandra Park was a ‘hive’ of activity this Easter thanks to a unique cross-community festival themed around the life of bees.


Led by schools and community groups from across North Belfast, children from schools such as St Patrick’s and Seaview PS have been created working with the local artists to design and construct giant bees, gigantic flowers, bee costumes and bee houses.


In preparation for the event, over 400 children and young people from 22 local primary schools and youth groups have been learning about bees and their importance within Nature. And now their handicrafts and artwork will put on display within a Bee Colony in the Alexandra Park at the event.


This fun-filled event is free entry took place 12pm-4pm on Saturday March 26 and included music, dance, bouncy castles and an Easter Hunt. It will also feature eye-catching displays of circus skills, birds of prey, and dog shows.


Good Relations Officer with New Lodge Arts, Cecilia Heron said: “The Spring Festival is now in its second year, and we had such a great reception for our inaugural event that we were delighted to be back this year again. It was a fantastic day and provided a fun-packed day for children of all ages.”

News Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:00pm

Contact Details

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

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