Creative Schools Celebration

Last week, we celebrated the end of another fruitful year on the Creative Schools programme as partners Blessed Trinity College, Belfast hosted a wonderful Tea Party for all involved, including Newington Day Centre.

This year’s project aim was to show the voices and faces of North Belfast through dance, portrait photography and creative writing.  The photography exhibition, entitled “The Story of Who We Are”, was facilitated by DU Dance (NI) friend Joe Fox and was on show in the school hall for all to see.   This intergenerational project has seen some wonderful friendships between students and the group members from Newington as they shared stories of growing up in this part of the city.

After a genteel cup of tea and tray bake, the peace was disrupted as Sheena and Sean had everyone dancing in their seats!  This was a great reminder of all the group has worked on over the past few months.

The afternoon rounded off with a quiz on North Belfast hosted very professionally by student Grace – who we know has a great future in public speaking!

Thank you to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Education Authority and Urban Villages for their support.