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CREATIVITY MONTH 2014

A Celebration of Creativity and the Creative Industries www.creativityni.org #creativitymonth

Libraries NI Celebrates Creativity Month

Celebrating Creativity at W5

Audiences NI Conference and State of the Arts Nation Address 2014

Red Earth Designs Open Evening

SXSW 2014: Creative Belfast Showcase

Creative Connections in Association with the Arts Council NI

Future Classrooms 2014

PRONI: First World War Resources

DojoCon NI

aroundNorth: Introduction to Outdoor Sound Installation

Humdinger! Children’s Book Festival

Creative Centenaries: Digital

An exciting and diverse range of free events in libraries across Northern Ireland.

Join W5 for a series of weekend events in a spectacular celebration of creativity.

Craft NI invites you to encounter one of Northern Ireland’s most interesting creative businesses.

High profile showcase and networking event for NI creative talent and digital content businesses.

‘Mini-conference’ on how digital resources can be used in creative ways to explore and commemorate centenaries and anniversaries.

Date: March 10 Venue: Latitude 30, Austin

A multi-speaker sound installation by awardwinning composer Robert Jarvis, combining art with science to connect listeners with the near universe.

Illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers heads a lineup of fun, family-friendly, innovative events.

Date: March 6 Time: 6pm - 8pm Venue: Red Earth Designs, Belfast

Conference looking at how creativity and arts, as expressed through digital media, can contribute to and enhance the development of STEM learning and skills within the curriculum.

First official conference for those involved or interested in becoming involved in the CoderDojo movement.

Date: March 1 - 29 Venue: WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy, Belfast

Learn how to build your business network and connect with your audience with expert speakers Mary McKenna MBE and social media pioneer David Levin.

Talk on PRONI’s huge repository of WW1 data and media which is available for exploitation.

Date: March 1 - 29 Venue: Libraries across Northern Ireland

Conference focussing on ‘Collaboration’ with a schedule of informative speakers, relevant case studies and inspirational State of the Arts Nation address.

Date: March 13 Venue: The Baby Grand, Belfast

Date: March 14 Venue: The Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry

Date: March 3 Venue: Titanic Belfast, Belfast

Date: March 20 Venue: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast

Date: March 22 Venue: Amma Centre, Armagh

Date: March 22 Time: 2pm - 5pm Venue: Armagh Observatory Grounds

Date: March 24 - 29 Venue: Various, Derry~Londonderry

Date: March 25 Venue: Linen Hall Library


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Creative Centenaries: Arts Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Mixed - Enjoy Your Own Recording Session in a Soundproof Recording Booth Newry City Library The Next Chapter - Workshop with Brian McGilloway Omagh Library

Why You Can’t Find Your Ancestors Even Though They’re There Enniskillen Library Hatwalk 2014 - Irish Millinery Catwalk Show Hastings Everglades Hotel

IGNITN Performing Arts Challenge Showcase The MAC

World War I: And The Truth Keeps Marching On Linen Hall Library The Great Parchment Book - Talk Limavady Library

Creative Centenaries: Digital Linen Hall Library Building Peace through Artists The Playhouse Introduction to a Career in Stunts with Peter Pedrero BBC Belfast On Home Ground - Stuart Neville Armagh City Library

Humdinger! Children’s Book Festival Various Venues

DojoCon NI The AmmA Centre Introduction to Outdoor Sound Installation ‘aroundNorth’ Armagh Observatory Grounds North Down Craft Collective Monthly Fayre Holywood Old School Jewels for Juniors Workshop Strule Arts Centre The Next Chapter - Workshop with Brian McGilloway Derry Central Library Watercolour Workshop by Mary O’Brien MBE Enniskillen Library Share in Julian Friers’ World - Acrylic Painting Workshop Ormeau Road Library Treasure Trash Crescent Arts Centre Mary O’Brien MBE Exhibition and Talk Enniskillen Library Julian Friers - Art Demonstration and Talk Ormeau Road Library

Women in the Irish Census of 1911 Talk Newry City Library

PRONI: First World War Resources PRONI The Scene of the Crime - Creative Writing Workshops Enniskillen Library Furniture Makeover Workshop Strule Arts Centre

Public Lecture; Kidnapped, Transported, Forgotten. White Slave Children in Colonial America, 1660-1 PRONI Lecture Theatre Smartphone Photography by Geoff McGrath Dungannon Library The Pipes of Peace Workshop Strule Arts Centre

The Next Chapter - Workshop with Brian McGilloway Ballymena Central Library

Tyrone Guild Craft Fair Strule Arts Centre

Build A Bridge Challenge W5 at Odyssey Arena Mixed - Enjoy Your Own Recording Session in a Soundproof Recording Booth Derry Central Library

Future Classrooms 2014 The Guildhall

Creative Connections in association with Arts Council NI The Grand Opera House, The Baby Grand ReFound - Forge Project Exhibition Launch ReFound, Belfast Creative Writing Clinic Belfast Central Library

Wellcome Image Awards 2014 W5 at Odyssey Arena Meet The Buyer with Connecting For Growth Malone Lodge Hotel Sharing Books With Your Children Dungannon Library Why You Can’t Find Your Ancestors Even Though They’re There Belfast Central Library Irish Language Week – Naming Our Names Lecture Linen Hall Library

Theatre for Young Audiences NI Showcase Various Venues Meeting Points with Brian McGilloway Lurgan Library

SXSW 2014: Creative Belfast Showcase Latitude 30 Ulster Festival of Art & Design University of Ulster, Belfast

Invasion Belfast: Episode 6 W5 at Odyssey Arena The Creative Mind of a Genius: Samuel Beckett Coleraine Library QSS Open Studio Day for Belfast Children’s Festival Queen Street Studios

North Down Craft Collective Monthly Fayre Holywood Old School Beginners Watercolour Classes. Creative Village Arts Studio Invasion Belfast: Episode 6 W5 at Odyssey Arena Share in Julian Friers’ World - Acrylic Painting Workshop Limavady Library Julian Friers - Art Demonstration and Talk Limavady Library The Next Chapter - Workshop with Brian McGilloway Banbridge Library Meet the Maker - Rosemary McMillen The Space

Introduction to Laser Cutting FabLab Nerve Centre Belfast Children’s Festival Various Venues International Women’s Day Open Mic Poetry Linen Hall Library

Red Earth Designs Open Evening Red Earth Designs Pottery Masterclass with Nicholas Mosse Ulster Museum - Lecture Hall Aloud, Allowed, Aloud Island Arts Centre The Jazz of Shapes to Come Waterfront Hall Belfast The Belfast that Time Forgot The Black Box The Scene of the Crime - Creative Writing Workshops Strabane Library

Mixed Jam - Creativity Open Mic Night Skainos Centre Smartphone Photography by Geoff McGrath Holywood Library Ballymena Modern Dance Festival The Braid Arts Centre

Ideation Camp - Bright Ideas The Hub Business Centre Meeting Points with Brian McGilloway Cregagh Library Inspiration - Where Does it Come From? Poetry Workshop Newcastle Library On Home Ground - Eoin McNamee Kilkeel Library

Audiences NI Conference and State of the Arts Nation Address Titanic Belfast On Home Ground - Claire McGowan Newry City Library Through Fine Glass Photographic Exhibition Linen Hall Library

Playing Shakespeare Workshop Crescent Arts Centre

CoderDojo Mentor/Co-Ordinator Training Nerve Centre CoderDojo Mentor/Co-Ordinator Training The AmmA Centre CoderDojo Mentor/Co-Ordinator Training Nerve Belfast Big Art - Outer Space W5 at Odyssey Arena Planet Aliens Armagh Planetarium Creative Cup Cakes Bangor Carnegie Library Movies - Go Mobile Workshop Larne Library Creating a Stir Bangor Carnegie Library The Timeless Art of Lacemaking Bangor Carnegie Library Revealed - Crime Author Brian McGilloway Belfast Central Library

Creativity Month 2014 extended highlights

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new events added daily

for more details and the full events programme go to www.creativityni.org

Creativity Month is a celebration of creativity and the creative industries in the north of Ireland every March. An initiative of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Creativity Month is held to stimulate new thinking and help creative people, creative ideas and creative businesses emerge and flourish. Creativity Month 2014 will showcase the work of a diverse range of organisations, across government, business, education and the community and voluntary sectors, who are developing creative and innovative solutions to societal challenges. This year’s theme will include a particular focus on promoting equality and tackling poverty and social exclusion.

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