Building Bridges showcasing Music & Dance from around the world!

DU Dance (NI) with Beyond Skin present, Building Bridges, an intercultural arts performance arising from an exciting new venture exploring human stories through music, storytelling and dance with young people aged 12 to 18 years in the Lisburn and Ballymena areas.

This outreach project led by a team of four professional artists – Thomas Annang, Ghanaian drummer Nandi Jola, South African Storyteller with contemporary dance artists and choreographers Mags Byrne and Conor ‘Doke’ O’Kane from Northern Ireland will culminate in two special, free, public events on Tuesday 20th June in Lisburn Market Square and on Wednesday June 21st at The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena to mark World Refugee Day and World Music Day with performances also by Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis.

The “Refugee Orchestra” is an intercultural music project developed by Beyond Skin to create shared welcoming spaces for musicians with Refugee or Asylum status to collaborate, socialise and creatively express their culture with a diversity of professional musicians. The group has sparked much curiosity and is the inspirational sound of humanity at its best.

The event is funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland.

Building Bridges Showcase – World Refugee Day

Tuesday June 20th

Pop-up performances from 3pm-5pm – Lisburn, Market Square – Phone: 028 9033 0956

Music Day Showcase

Wednesday June 21st

Show starts 7.30pm   Ends 9.30pm – The Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street – Phone: 028 2563 5077 – Tickets here.