Peace IV Programme

Shared Spaces and Services

St.Art ¦ Your Place Our Space

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St.ART

The St.ART (Street Art) project 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. 

The St.ART (Street Art) project 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 talented people 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 across Carrickfergus, Larne and Ballymena.

This project will continue to run across the Borough into early 2020.  The project will work with communities in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne to showcase the things about your community that you love and share the best of your place with everyone. The shape and content of events is up to your local community and could include open air and drive in cinemas, lumiere, street art and theatre, dance and musical performances, among other things.

The main aim of St.ART 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 Street Art project is all about bringing people together, regardless of background, belief and bank balances, to create something new, if only for a day.  The project is built upon the belief that Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne are towns that are ready for positive change

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 below if you’d like to become a St.Art performer or contact the project worker on

T: 028 2563 3575 to organise a local area planning session in your community. 

Expression of Interest Form
 


A Bridge to the Future

Join us in this unique location for a pop-up park and open air cinema!

Friday 12 October
2pm until late

Larne underpass (beside Narrow Gauge car park).

Featuring:

• Outdoor cinema
• Reach For The Stars choir
• Larne and Inver Primary School choirs
• The Music Yard performers
• Acrobatics
• Street food
• Fun and games 
• Community information

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Contact:

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

John Smith

 


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

Your Place Our Space

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
  • 9 x new community gardens
  • 9 x new community orchards
  • 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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A project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB).

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