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Aiming for: Greater collaboration, opportunities and resources for great creative arts in Greater Shankill make the streets more colourful.’ To do this – they would like to have more fun days and open days, dedicated time to really work on bigger projects and invite more people to join. They say there is nothing they won’t do, they’ll give anything a go. What is your Dream for the Shankill? • •

More drama, art classes, discos and sports More fun on the Shankill

Heel and Ankle Heel and Ankle have been running since 2014 – an amateur theatre company with big ambitions and a loyal base of 16 actors and writers. Many of the group joined through social media or word of mouth, they knew about it from their existing contacts rather than through emails of paper advertising. Most contribute to other arts groups/ activities in the area, for example the Shankill over 50’s Forum, Alive Choir, Writers Groups across Duncairn, the Spectrum Centre and Shankill Library… For the older members it’s good to be around the younger generation ‘their enthusiasm rubs off’, many stated that meeting new people was their main reason for joining, it’s a fun activity and, for a few, a professional career interest. The group have a long track record of working across communities, and are keen to continue their partnership with Dublin based ‘Rough Diamond.’ As a whole, the group would love to perform to a bigger audience – and are keen to involve more people in their Christmas production this year. What is your Dream for the Shankill? • • • • • • • • •

Regeneration, housing, jobs. The growth of the area and Heel and Ankle Community Theatre Company. The return of the Community Radio Station. To be a place with lots of activities for everyone with different talents eg. Sports, acting, dancing, science etc., and for it to be a place that isn’t only known for its accent, bands and language. Also not as scary. To have an arts centre that embraces all forms of art. And to receive funding from the arts council – to expand and encourage people to join us in our group to act. Inclusion, awareness of what’s happening, openness, appealing to people from other areas to come to the Shankill and the Spectrum. Friendliness – making people more open to the arts, not afraid. To be more acting and animal things. To be more kid acting stuff. To be more concerts in summer. More arts in summer. For the area to be more incorporated in to all forms of art, to improve confidence in our young people. A local Playhouse. A theatre for new playwrights from the Shankill – getting local work out there and encouraging everyone to come together to take part. To have a centre where drama, dance and singing – any kind of arts – are all under one roof (our kids need this). To develop cross community projects that are devised by and for the group – to travel and tour across Belfast.

Report on SHANKILL ARTS MAP (SAM) project. th Contact: David Boyd Beat Carnival 11-47 Boyd Street Belfast BT13 2GU Report: 6 June 2016

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Shankil Arts Map - Project Report  

Greater Shankill arts mapping exercise undertaken by Beat Carnival through a programme of creative arts and community consultation over Febr...

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