Peace IV Programme

Shared Spaces and Services

Animating Open Spaces through Art

delivered by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

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Animating Open Spaces through Art! is an intergenerational, cross-community Project that will engage up to 200 performers/artists from the Borough to breathe life back into 20 under-loved urban spaces through arts, music, dance and drama. 

Performers will work together with other talented people who come from other local communities and from all walks of life. After a series of training workshops, participants will perform with members of a different community on 10 separate occasions in across Carrickfergus, Larne and Ballymena.

To create vibrant family-friendly environments within the locations, the project will work with project participants to create pop-up performance spaces in conjunction with cinemas, lumiere and photo exhibition events.

The main aim of AOSTA! is to bring talented people from different communities together.  By working and playing together, people from the three towns centres will have the chance to transform spaces and, more importantly, give people opportunities to learn and grow together towards a more peaceful and connected community. With a bit of luck, we’ll also have some fun along the way!

Aims and Objectives

The main aim of AOSTA! is to bring talented people from different communities together.  By working and playing together, people from the three towns centres will have the chance to transform spaces and, more importantly, give people opportunities to learn and grow together towards a more peaceful and connected community. With a bit of luck, we’ll also have some fun along the way!

Interested? Complete the expression of interest form:

Expression of Interest Form

Activities

A full program will be developed in the near future – for now, our indicative schedule is as follows:

Late May - 6 July Call for expressions of interest from musicians, artists, actors, dancers and others to join the project.
Mid July Expressions of interest close – July 6th
First group of performers selected for the programme
July Training programs for all performers
Branding and marketing workshops with performers
Selection of first event sites and development of event schedule
Mid-August First pop event!

Contact:

John Smith, AOSTA! Project Worker
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
E: John.Smith@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
T: 028 2563 3575

John Smith

 


Your Place Our Space

delivered by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

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Mid and East Antrim benefits from a wealth of wonderful parks and open spaces. Your Place Our Space is an exciting intergenerational environmental project, focusing on the shared sustained use of outdoor spaces across the borough. Your Place Our Space will bring people from different communities together to utilise our abundance of fantastic parks and open spaces for fun and innovative programmes which will break down some of the barriers between people and communities.

Aims and Objectives

  • To maximise and sustain usage of the public space in Mid and East Antrim; physically connecting the different communities residing in the borough;
  • To develop partnerships between communities in undertaking the fantastic range of activities this programme will implement;
  • To develop sustainable events that involve communities on an inter-generational basis; and
  • To bring people together within a range of activities and events in which they have a mutual interest and which lead to long-term relationships.

Planned activities/timetable

  • Grant support for 6 x Men’s Sheds
  • 3 x new community gardens - delivered by Out There Services.
  • 3 x new community orchards - delivered by Social Farms and Gardens.
  • Re-Imagining Our Space, a community art project
  • 80 x community training sessions
  • Summer circus skills training
  • 3 x big tent weekends
  • 9 x weekends of culture and wonder
  • Urban Beach

Contact

Susan Lynn, Your Place Our Space Project Officer
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
E: Susan.Lynn@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
T : 028 9335 8274

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Beach Bonanza at Ballygalley in June 2018

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Lindsay Millar, pictured with staff
and participants at the Ballygalley Beach Bonanza in June 2018
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