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Drama: Something in the Air
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Drama: Something in the Air

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Brassneck Theatre Company Presents SOMETHING IN THE AIR
(as part of the Greater New Lodge Community Festival)

On the 15th August 1969, Bombay Street in west Belfast was burned to the ground.  Hundreds of families fled south to refugee camps, escaping the violence, but one young woman lost more than just her home.  Fifty years later, she is forced to confront the events of that summer in a way she could never have imagined.  A play by Lawrence McKeown.

 

Tickets purchased in Cash at The Duncairn box Office = £10.00

Tickets purchased online through debit/credit card = £11.50.

Running time – 1 hour and 10 minutes

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OV19: Super Sunday Breakfast Session
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

OV19: Super Sunday Breakfast Session

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FREE EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

The final event that will take place as part of the Other Voices programme will be a specially curated version of the Duncairn Centre’s Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session event on the 16th of June. Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session’s offer members of the community the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ and arts and crafts for the kids. The theme of the Other Voices edition of the event will be ‘Music, Reconciliation & the Future’.

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OV19: Other Voices Stage
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

OV19: Other Voices Stage

NOTE : TICKETS CAN ONLY BE WON FOR THIS FREE EVENT. DETAILS ON COMPETITIONS ONLINE & THROUGH PRESS WILL BE POSTED BELOW.

NOTE : TICKETS CAN ONLY BE WON FOR THIS FREE EVENT. DETAILS ON COMPETITIONS ONLINE & THROUGH PRESS WILL BE POSTED BELOW.

Snow Patrol, Joshua Burnside, ROE and The Academic announced to play Other Voices Belfast 2019!


The spectacular line up of talented musicians announced to play Other Voices Stage at the Duncairn include Choice Prize nominated, indie rock four piece THE ACADEMIC, ROE the multi-instrumentalist from Derry who has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond and Belfast based experimental folk singer songwriter JOSHUA BURNSIDE . 

We will also be showcasing BORDERS , the new musical project of Derry based electronic musician and producer Ryan Vail and neo-classical, multi-instrumentalist and producer ELMA ORKESTRA AKA Eoin O’Callaghan. 

We are delighted to announce that following their SOLD OUT Ward Park show to 35,000 people, we will be joined by SNOW PATROL for very special acoustic performance. This performance marks 10 years since they last played Other Voices in Dingle.

Tickets for Other Voices at the Duncairn will be allocated via competitions in media and social media. Sign Up to our newsletter below to be updated on latest competitions and also to be entered to win a pair of tickets from the Duncairn.

Since its first visit to Belfast in 2017, Other Voices has expanded exponentially, bringing its unique format of music, conversation and everything in between to increasingly larger audiences both at home and abroad. While awareness of the acclaimed music television series and arts festival has grown, its central message has not been diluted. At its core, Other Voices seeks to celebrate live music in all its forms as well as providing a platform for open, compelling dialogues about art, culture, technology and commerce, exploring the ways in which they intersect.

Once again, Other Voices will be collaborating with the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts and 174 Trust to bring this dynamic event to Belfast with the support and investment of Belfast City Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

ˇThis is a coup to end all coups for not only The Duncairn but for this brilliant community and North Belfast. Other Voices have recognised the creative work of the Duncairn as a great music venue and our inclusive programming which promotes all that is great about this wonderful city and its people. We are thrilled to have such amazing line-up here and are more than confident that our work with Philip and all the folks at Other Voices will enhance our profile and North Belfast as a positive example of the power of music and arts to create positive change.”

- Ray Giffen, Arts and Events Manager Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts

“Music influences so much of our culture here in Belfast. As part of our draft Cultural Strategy we’ve outlined our ambitions to secure UNESCO City of Music status by 2021, and attracting events like Other Voices is a fantastic way of celebrating music and our musical heritage. It’s great to have Other Voices back at the Duncairn Centre again this summer and I hope it will inspire creativity and influence other exciting cultural activities right across the city.”

- Cllr John Finucane, Lord Mayor of Belfast

“We are delighted to bring Other Voices back to Belfast, one of the worlds great musical cities. We are honoured to work again with our friends at The Duncairn in north Belfast to use the power of music, creativity and ideas to bring people together and to guide us all towards a better future. The event is made possible by the support of Belfast City Council,The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Reconciliation Fund) and RTE ”

- Philip King Director of Other Voices.

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Competitions

1. 2 x tickets to Other Voices at the Duncairn // Enter here: Other Voices Facebook

2. 5 x pairs of tickets to Other Voices at the Duncairn via COOL FM Facebook. [29.05.2019]

3. 5 x pairs of tickets to Other Voices at the Duncairn via Belfast Live

4. A pair of tickets via Joshua Burnside (Instagram)

5. 5 x pairs via the Belfast Telegraph

6. A pair of tickets via Ryan Vail (Twitter & Instagram)

7. A pair of tickets via ROE (Twitter & Instagram)

8. A Pair of tickets via Elma Orkestra (Twitter & Instagram)

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OV19: The Given Note
Jun
15
2:30 PM14:30

OV19: The Given Note

On the 15th of June The Given Note will take place in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and the Arts. A discourse, with live music performance, exploring the question of how music affects reconciliation, celebrates diversity and tradition and gives a voice to this generation’s concerns regarding identity, isolation and plurality.

The event will also encompass a conversation around Belfast as one of the world’s great musical cities and highlight the city’s relationship with Nashville. The music and song that has left Belfast over centuries in the heads, the hands and the feet of immigrants has left an indelible thumbprint on the making of the Great American songbook and on country music and bluegrass in particular.

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Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session

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FREE EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Our Super Sundays epitomize everything at The Duncairn that has worked, and their success is all about opening the arts to the community across generations, across cultures, and across the religious and social divide. Re-knitting the very fabric of the community they are well established as one of the best arts and community experiences on Belfast’s cultural calendar. They offer the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ, arts and crafts for the kids, good coffee, the resident artist’s shop just across the hall. Super Sundays are a place to meet old friends, meet with the family, bring the kids, or fly solo and see who you get talking to — they’re a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded souls. So, please do join us on our five-year anniversary. Wake up and smell the coffee, in a good way.

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Theatre: In the Shadow of Gullion [FREE]
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Theatre: In the Shadow of Gullion [FREE]

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Presented by The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy.
by Laurence McKeown

Survival and retaining dignity in the face of adversity…

A live multi-media event exploring the landscape of South Armagh through the eyes of seven victims/survivors of The Troubles.

Through the prism of the personal stories of individuals severely impacted by the conflict in the South Armagh and Border Counties region, In the Shadow of Gullion uses film, sound, theatre, music, song, and narration to foreground South Armagh as an area of natural beauty, rich in folklore, culture, and tradition. This understanding and presentation is interwoven with an exploration of the region as a place that has been besieged by strife and conflict over many centuries.

Renowned playwright, scriptwriter and filmmaker Laurence McKeown presents a brand new work that does not interrogate the rights and wrongs of each shared story, but explores the different perspectives of those involved, and the legacy for individuals today.

This production is the latest by The Playhouse Theatre Peace Building Academy, a cross border arts programme that gives creative expression to the experience of living in Northern Ireland and memory of The Troubles. 

CLICK HERE for more information about The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy.

FREE. Booking Essential.

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Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session

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FREE EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Our Super Sundays epitomize everything at The Duncairn that has worked, and their success is all about opening the arts to the community across generations, across cultures, and across the religious and social divide. Re-knitting the very fabric of the community they are well established as one of the best arts and community experiences on Belfast’s cultural calendar. They offer the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ, arts and crafts for the kids, good coffee, the resident artist’s shop just across the hall. Super Sundays are a place to meet old friends, meet with the family, bring the kids, or fly solo and see who you get talking to — they’re a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded souls. So, please do join us on our five-year anniversary. Wake up and smell the coffee, in a good way.

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Exhibition: Prison Arts Foundation
Mar
28
to Apr 12

Exhibition: Prison Arts Foundation

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Presented by Prison Arts Foundation

The Prison Arts Foundation’s Exhibition… showcases an amazing body of multimedia work created by the men and women currently within the Northern Ireland prison system, as well as those on non-custodial community sentences. Along with showcasing the visual arts, the launch evening will be enhanced by the reading of some of the prisoner’swritings developed through the creative writing programme, with music and light refreshments being served.

Established in 1996, The Prison Arts Foundation Charity was founded to work within the Criminal Justice System to assist the rehabilitation and resettlement of (ex)offenders by engaging them in prosocial, artistic activities: music, ceramics / pottery, visual arts and creative writing, which in turn works to reduce re-offending rates and help build safer communities.

The artwork on display will be available for sale to the general public, and all proceeds will be donated to Victims Support and reinvested back into the programme managed by Prison Arts Foundation.

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Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session

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FREE EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Our Super Sundays epitomize everything at The Duncairn that has worked, and their success is all about opening the arts to the community across generations, across cultures, and across the religious and social divide. Re-knitting the very fabric of the community they are well established as one of the best arts and community experiences on Belfast’s cultural calendar. They offer the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ, arts and crafts for the kids, good coffee, the resident artist’s shop just across the hall. Super Sundays are a place to meet old friends, meet with the family, bring the kids, or fly solo and see who you get talking to — they’re a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded souls. So, please do join us on our five-year anniversary. Wake up and smell the coffee, in a good way.

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A-Level Art Clinic
Mar
13
to Mar 27

A-Level Art Clinic

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Wednesday 13th, 20th & 27th February
Free

Facing your A Level Art submission in the New Year?… Perhaps feeling a bit lost, isolated and looking for an opportunity to share, chat, hang out with other students feeling the same way about your creative portfolio? Well this is for you!

We are opening our doors in February to offer all you hard working students an opportunity to hang out with friends from your class and other local schools to share ideas or even break down that proverbial blank wall.

Some local artists and art teachers are kindly offering their time and expertise to assist you with all things arty in an effort to provide what you might feel is some much needed inspiration! Tea/Coffee will be on tap, you just need to turn up and make the space your own for a couple of hours.

To express interest, or tell us your coming, please contact debbie@174trust.org, we would love to see you.

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Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session

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FREE EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Our Super Sundays epitomize everything at The Duncairn that has worked, and their success is all about opening the arts to the community across generations, across cultures, and across the religious and social divide. Re-knitting the very fabric of the community they are well established as one of the best arts and community experiences on Belfast’s cultural calendar. They offer the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ, arts and crafts for the kids, good coffee, the resident artist’s shop just across the hall. Super Sundays are a place to meet old friends, meet with the family, bring the kids, or fly solo and see who you get talking to — they’re a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded souls. So, please do join us on our five-year anniversary. Wake up and smell the coffee, in a good way.

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Lecture/Recital: Bunting Then And Now
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Lecture/Recital: Bunting Then And Now

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Presented by Dun Uladh. Free Admission.

Lecture / Recital with Conor Caldwell

Edward Bunting began his career as a music collector in 1792 at the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly in Belfast. This monumental event, in which harpers came together in an attempt to revive the ancient Gaelic music tradition, took place in Waring Street and was organised by individuals who wold later form the Society of United Irishmen. Bunting transcribed the music form this meeting and subsequently collected music from every corner of the country, the first large-scale traditional music collection known in Europe.

This illustrated talk highlights examples from the Edward Bunting collection which are found in the contemporary repertoire of Irish musicians. Tunes have been reborn, recast, and remade in the time since Bunting’s publication, while a small number remain virtually untouched.

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Exhibition: Four Corners
Jan
31
to Feb 8

Exhibition: Four Corners

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Presented by Four Corners

Artist Barbara Dass presents a corpus of work driven by wanderlust for the nooks and crannies of her beloved Belfast. The images, mainly of crosses, had their origin on Good Friday 2016 when Dass, Professor of Design at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University journeyed through the streets of Belfast city centre, meditating on Jesus’ final hours.

Over the next two years Dass walked the four corners of Belfast exploring public spaces, parks and playgrounds, wandering through alleyways and streets, and recalls that her journeys sculpted a landscape of strange artefacts in the imagination, declaring the presence of the scandalous forgiveness of Christ’s cross. The exhibition is the visual narrative of Dass’s personal passage through Belfast’s terrain, the imagining, the making, the thinking and the praying.

This exhibition is generally open on weekdays throughout the festival. However, it may be occasionally closed for space reasons, so attendees are advised to check by phoning The Duncairn, (028) 90747114.

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Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session

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FREE EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Our Super Sundays epitomize everything at The Duncairn that has worked, and their success is all about opening the arts to the community across generations, across cultures, and across the religious and social divide. Re-knitting the very fabric of the community they are well established as one of the best arts and community experiences on Belfast’s cultural calendar. They offer the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ, arts and crafts for the kids, good coffee, the resident artist’s shop just across the hall. Super Sundays are a place to meet old friends, meet with the family, bring the kids, or fly solo and see who you get talking to — they’re a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded souls. So, please do join us on our five-year anniversary. Wake up and smell the coffee, in a good way.

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Drama: Cuss the World
Jan
17
7:15 PM19:15

Drama: Cuss the World

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Thursday 17th January
Free
Doors: 19:15 Show: 19:45

Following the warmly received Diablo, we are thrilled to have a return visit from Spanner in the Works —this FREE event is not to be missed. Donations gratefully accepted.

Written and directed by Patricia Downey, CUSS THE WORLD follows five teenagers whose lives are growing increasingly out of control. Meet Jane, whose brother Peter is doing time for drug-dealing and death driving; then there’s David and Douglas constantly trying to avoid their violent father. Next is Amy who may be following in her pregnant sister’s footsteps. Finally, Anne, whose current hobbies include getting drunk and selling prescription drugs. Along the way we also meet mothers who share their thoughts about bringing up troubled teenagers.


CUSS THE WORLD will resonate with anyone trying to understand or come to terms with the realities of serious issues facing this generation’s young people, and with anyone who no longer doubts that drugs are an issue that cut across class, gender, age, rural and urban communities.

To book your seat please email debbie@174trust.org or contact our booking office on reception@174trust.org - community and youth groups bookings very welcome.

There will also be a superb group of musicians from the Club including current and past tutors, led by harpers Eilis Lavelle and Emer Mallon, along with sister and brother Méabh and Tiarnán Smyth.

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Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

People's Pop Up Pharmacy

Please join us for our very first North Belfast Family Friendly People’s Pop-Up Pharmacy. We, in partnership with the Public Health Agency Clear Project and The Belfast Trust are delighted to provide an opportunity for you all to explore the positive ways in which you can encourage and restore your wellbeing and mental health.

A FREE fun filled few hours in the depths of what is usually a gloomy, money-mans-gone time! All activities are free plus the kids will receive a little complimentary lunch bag… So why not!!

On the day will be… Our North Belfast Pop-Up People’s Pharmacy where you will receive a social prescription and a little handmade gift! face painting, family arts & craft activity, Health Information Stands, Holistic Therapies, Barber, Beauty Therapist, Music by our res dj Paddy, Fun Physical Activities, our Shop at The Duncairn will be open and last but not least a wonderful opportunity to attend our Resilience Workshop.

No booking required.

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Exhibition: 20 Years of A Changing Belfast
Jan
10
to Jan 24

Exhibition: 20 Years of A Changing Belfast

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Presented by Aisling Ghéar Theatre Company

We are delighted to welcome Aisling Ghéar Theatre Company’s exhibition: 20 years of Aisling Ghéar, 20 years of a changing Belfast. The work charts the company’s highlights over 20 years, running in tandem with key events in Belfast’s history during that period.

Specifically, on the 16th January, this exhibition will be open to north Belfast secondary schools. The company will give a presentation about the exhibition detailing the story that Aisling Ghear wish to share, and in support of the presentation there will be a snipet from one of the company’s productions, delivered by local actors who are featured in the exhibition.

This event will be bi-lingual and would be suitable for students of Irish, drama and history.

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David Keenan
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

David Keenan

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"Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down"


Pat Carty Hotpress Magazine

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