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Creativity Month in Colin

March 2014

Creative events for everyone in Colin Art, sport, music, dance, storytelling, family trips, history, culture


Wednesday 5th March

Friday 7th March

Seniors trip to Titanic Belfast

Music Trip – A night at the Oscars

Departs 10.00am from Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Stewartstown Road. For 65+. ÂŁ3.00 per person, includes transport and lunch. Please contact Isabel at Good Morning Colin to book a place on 9062 7863 or email isabel@newcolin.com.

Performance at 7.45pm, bus departs Dairy Farm Centre at 7.00pm. Enjoy a free trip to the Ulster Hall to see the Ulster Orchestra play music from well-loved movies such as Lord of the Rings, ET, Casablanca, Pirates of the Caribbean etc. All ages welcome. Free transport provided, booking required.

Thursday 6th March World Book Day 6pm, Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, Poleglass. Come along for storytelling, arts & crafts, attend our story-themed tea party and receive a free book! Suitable for ages 2-12, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Gina at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership to book a place on 9062 3813 or email gina@newcolin.com.

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Please contact John Paul at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership to book a place on 9062 3813 or email johnpaul@newcolin.com.


Saturday 8th March Sprocket Rocket Free Cycling Instructor Training Colin Neighbourhood Partnership is working in partnership with Glendale Cycling Club and DCAL to promote cycling in the Colin area. As part of this programme local people will be offered free training to deliver The Sprocket Rocket Programme which focuses on 4 main cycling skills; Cornering, Pedalling, Braking and Balance. We are delighted to offer this training for free, but apply quick as places are limited!

classroom work and practical outdoor experience. After the course you are fully qualified to deliver the Sprocket Rocket programme. The one day training course will be held at Cloona House on Saturday 8th March from 9.30am. Training is open to anyone aged 18 years and over. If you are interested in becoming a Sprocket Rocket Coach, please contact Scap at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 9062 3813 or email scap@newcolin.com.

Once you have completed Sprocket Rocket training you can train youths aged 5 to 11 years old, although it can be delivered successfully to anyone of any age. The Sprocket Rocket Instructor’s Course is a 1 day course with a mix of

Monday 10th March Vincent Dargan Book launch - The Falls: the People, the Community, the Memories 3.00pm, Colin Library, Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Stewartstown Road. Vincent Dargan is a street photographer from West Belfast. From the mid-1960s he took photographs of the local area, featuring his neighbours, the tradesmen, the shops, the houses – the ordinary people. The resulting collection – published in a book for the first time – is a fascinating record of this area of the city at a time of great change and conflict. Free admission, everyone welcome.

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Wednesday 12th March Go ON – an introduction to iPad training 10.00am – 12noon, Colin Library, Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Stewartstown Road. Go ON is an exciting support/training programme for people who want to find out more about technology and computers in a relaxed environment and at their own pace. Go ON sessions are free, contact the library directly to book your place on 9043 1266.

Thursday 13th March St Patricks Day Intergenerational Céilí 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Saints Youth Club. Free event, for more info contact Isabel at Good Morning Colin on 9062 7863 or email isabel@newcolin.com.

Friday 14th March Creativity Day 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Stewartstown Road. Come along for a fantastic display of creative talent! Bring along the kids for St Patrick’s themed arts and crafts. Receive a free bunch of locally grown shamrock from the Colin Allotments. Take part in a drumming circle and watch authentic African dance and drum performances. Watch the full Ulster Orchestra perform in the Dairy Farm mall, bound to be a unique experience! Free event, open to all.

Tuesday 18th March Family trip to W5 Bus departs Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Stewartstown Road, 10.30am. Enjoy a family trip to W5 interactive discovery centre at the Odyssey. Only £2 per child or £5 per family. Price includes transport, entry fee and lunch. Registration required. Please call Gina at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership to book a place on 9062 3813 or email gina@newcolin.com. Creativity Month | Page 04


Wednesday 19th March

Saturday 22nd March

Trip to Titanic Belfast

Trip to W5

Bus departs Brook Activity Centre, Twinbrook, at 11.00am

Bus departs Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, at 11.00am. Returns 3.00pm. A free event for members of the Colin Youth Inclusion Project, a group for young people with and without disabilities.

A free event for members of the Colin COPD Group, a group for people with respiratory difficulties. To register contact Scap at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 9062 3813 or email scap@newcolin.com

Thursday 20th March Trip to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra

Enjoy a trip to W5 interactive discovery centre at the Odyssey. Carers welcome. To register contact Gerard at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 9062 3813 or email gerard@ newcolin.com

Bus departs Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, 10.00am A free event for Colin Allotment holders and their families. Contact Michael at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership to book a place on 9062 3813 or email michael@newcolin.com

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Tuesday 25th March – Saturday 29th March ‘I Never See the Prettiest Thing’ Brook Activity Centre, Twinbrook Colin Neighbourhood Partnership and Partisan Productions present a powerful new drama exploring the causes and consequences of suicide. An engaging, challenging and positive exploration of a difficult and sensitive subject, I Never See the Prettiest Thing is based on an intensive research process involving individuals, families and community groups in the Colin area and beyond. A lively and engaging production, including original songs and music, the show offers a window into a social, cultural and moral environment in which a choice for suicide can become the first option in dealing with life’s difficulties. Sometimes shocking, often moving, I Never See the Prettiest Thing underlines the value and potential of individual life, and powerfully demonstrates the impact on family, friends and community of any decision to end it. Show times:

Tuesday 25th March, 7.30pm (Opening Night, invite only) Wednesday 26th March, 7.30pm Thursday 27th March, 7.30pm Friday 28th March, 7.30pm Saturday 29th March, 2.30pm Saturday 29th March, 7.30pm

Suitable for 14 years and older. Group bookings welcome, please contact John Paul Russell at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 9062 3813 or email johnpaul@ newcolin.com

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Friday 28th March Historical Trip Bus departs Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, at 9.45am. Join renowned historian Eamon Phoenix on a tour of Presbyterian and United Irish history. We will travel from the historical sites in Colin and Dunmurry to the battlefields of County Down. Free event, transport provided. To book a place contact Michael at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 9062 3813 or email michael@newcolin.com

Saturday 29th March Dinosaur Zoo at Grand Opera House Bus departs Dairy Farm at 12.30pm. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch out – not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to the creatures. Only £2 per child or £5 per family. Price includes transport, entry fee and lunch. Registration required. Please call Gina at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership to book a place on 9062 3813 or email gina@newcolin.com

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Additional photo credits: NITB, W5, Ulster Orchestra

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