Eastside Arts | News & Updates

Eastside Arts | News & Updates

Eastside Arts Festival 2016

The dates for the 2016 EastSide Arts Festival are 10 – 21 August 2016.  The Woodstock R’n’B Festival will kick off the festival and provide the music line-up from 10-14 August and they’re working on an exciting 3-day outdoor mini-festival at a fantastic East Belfast location from 19-21 August. Details coming soon.

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August Craft Month Event Call

August Craft Month is the annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. Craft NI are now calling for listings of all craft-related events taking place in August 2016.

If you are an organisation that exhibits craft in August or an individual maker running events or activities during August Craft Month, your event will be included in the listings, website and associated publicity, and if the event falls between 10-21 August, EastSide Arts will aim to promote it as part of the EastSide Festival too!

August Craft Month 2016 is your opportunity to celebrate all things craft!
Visit the Craft NI website for full details, terms and conditions and to complete the event submission form.  The deadline for submissions is Friday 15 April.

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Post-Work Pint

If you are an artist or work in the arts, and live or work (or both) in East Belfast, join us for the next Post-Work Pint, an opportunity to meet fellow artists and arts workers and hang out in a great local bar, on this occasion, the Maple Leaf Sports & Social Club on Park Avenue. Pints will follow on from the Visual Arts Ireland ‘Introducing East Belfast’ event at Strand Arts Centre. Come on sure, it’ll be a laugh!

Tuesday 26 April 6.30pm
The Maple Leaf Club, 41-43 Park Avenue

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Can You Sing?

Following on from last year’s The Naked Choir, Gareth Malone, the choirmaster at the heart of The Choir: Military Wives is on a mission to find the best of Britain’s undiscovered choirs or singing groups for a new BBC2 show. This year he wants to open the series up to groups who represent the full range of musical styles and genres. He’s also happy to be approached by those who have yet to establish or become part of a group of their own. Interested? Email questions and request an application form from Izzie at Twenty Twenty production company (sing@twentytwenty.tv or 0207 424 7723) All applications must be received by 15 April 2016  and all entrants must be over 16.

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