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Aiming for: Greater collaboration, opportunities and resources for great creative arts in Greater Shankill Hemsworth Court "In the old days more people went to dances than football matches." • We went to picture houses: The Ranch on the Crumlin Rd, The Forum in Ardoyne, The Windsor in Donegall St, The Park in Oldpark, The Majestic on the Ormeau, The Alhambra, The Central aka The Flea Pit, The Getty & The Ritz in town. The Stadium was on the Shankill on the corner of Tennant Street. Wee Joe’s was also on the Shankill. • We went to dances everywhere including the Floral Hall with its revolving stage and the Pally in Portstewart. • Margaret was in an all girl pipe band the Faulet Girl Pipers and Irene's husband played in the Salvation Army band. Bobby was a busker and Eddie played the bagpipes. • We went to social clubs and Orange halls and a bar called the Pony Club. "We'll do anything, we'll go anywhere." • • • •

We’d like to act as Ambassadors, go to other groups and invite groups here, get to know them, include them, make friends, establish links. We want to see more artwork on the Shankill. We like the new artwork and it looks better for the tours that come round. We’d like to see street parties, a big dinner on the road, a tea party, distance dancing (dancing around buildings or squares/courtyards), getting together at the swimming pool or a festival parade. We’d like to see a map of the old Shankill on the road, with a timeline going back to the time of St Patrick or earlier and right up to the present day. We’d like to brighten up the place with themed visuals and murals on old shop fronts or derelict spaces – ones that reference what that place used to do or be, for example pictures of lots of shoes to brighten up the front of an old shoe shop.

Ian McLaughlin – Lower Shankill Community Association Ian is LSCA Project Manager. Lower Shankill Community Association have been at the forefront of re-imaging in Lower Shankill. The organisation has facilitated the removal and/or re-imaging of several paramilitary style murals in Lower Shankill to be replaced by murals and other forms of artistic expression that promote and raise awareness around social issues, racism and sectarianism etc. LSCA led an initiative that saw over 2,000 linear metres of paint removed from kerbstones in Lower Shankill. LSCA have held workshops and site visits that incorporate and promote artistic expression. •

LSCA feel there is massive potential for arts development in our catchment area. But there needs to be more done to encourage this. Quite often there is a mindset within areas of high multiple social deprivation, like Lower Shankill that the arts are not for them. It is that trend and mindset that we want to combat – and that we have begun to combat through our re-imaging projects and artistic workshops etc. The biggest problem that needs addressed? Accessibility to the arts for the wider populace in Lower Shankill.

Jackie Chalk – Families Beyond Conflict Jackie has been with FBC for two years, previous to this she trained as a youth worker in England, and she admits her contacts in the area 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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