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Dates for future Belfast Children's Festival - Add them to your diary now!
RT @Fitzali: A lovely day at #swedstage2014 lots of chats, shows & discoveries for @Young_at_Art http://t.co/y3NSzwPXct
Looking for more free activities for the family this half-term to get you in the mood for Hallowe'en? Check out - http://t.co/Cj7yo0WdhK
Join us in @victoria_square in Belfast today until 5 for some fun Halloween crafting! http://t.co/XRkO7MPA72
Special Offer on Neither Either @TheMACBelfast from our friends @MaidenVoyageNI Bring a friend for a £5-quote 'NE5' https://t.co/PRAcXmgvlU
RT @damian_smyth: Rosie McClelland of @Young_at_Art reads from Voyage of the Dawn Treader @CSLewisFest launch @ArtsCouncilNI http://t.co/uw…
RT @Fitzali: @BaboroGalway to talk about @ASSITEJ in Ireland & NI for @Young_at_Art http://t.co/AduEBEbyf0
Oooo! See what arrived today - loving our new look posters @paperjamdesign http://t.co/jgV5knYRFy
Children's rights front and centre at Nobel prize http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29564935
Our Director Ali quoted in Belfast Telegraph this week ... http://t.co/NOS22RL4iH
It's World Mental Health Day!
Positive mental health starts in early infancy. Play and creativity, interacting with babies supports it. Here's Suzanne Zeedyk talking about it. How can we all increase creativity and support the wellbeing of future generations?
YAA Annual report 13-14 now published @CaralNiChuilin @ArtsCouncilNI @NITouristBoard @SluggerOToole @belfastcc - http://t.co/3UL5fYTIMu
At @TheMACBelfast today for trusts and foundations symposium with @arts_businessni
Young at Art's 2013-14 annual report is now published. From April 2013 – March 2014, 57, 614 children and adults took part in 364 events across 9 local authority areas run by leading Northern Ireland arts charity Young at Art. Read more - http://www.youngatart.co.uk/who-we-are/press-media/young-art%E2%80%99s-a...
Our friends at New Lodge Arts are looking for paid and volunteer performers for their Lantern Parade. See their online form here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dY8BJJCtjOvw7xWZM414DJcDrNLVzm_AMETHsuM...
Did you hear our director on BBC Good Morning Ulster this morning? She was talking about the events fund cuts but also the importance for children to share public space in this city. Would love to hear your thoughts
We want to hear from everyone who attended our Culture Babies playgroup @CastleCourt this Summer - http://t.co/CWr7oW8OJL
RT @ArtsCouncilNI: @Young_at_Art places still available for Art of Inclusion Intercultural Symposium on Tues 21st Oct. Register now http://…
http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/vicki-johnston/culture-babies-2014/ If your baby got messy painting, made a fort or tried out some early years yoga with Culture Babies this Summer we want to hear from you ...
Statement from young at art director Ali FitzGibbon about the cuts from nitb and how this will affection the festival http://t.co/fD0Z1fu33q
Thank you to all the parents and teachers who called us since Friday's announcement. To give you an idea of what effect funding cuts are having on Young at Art and the festival, see our statement here. If you want to support the Belfast Children's Festival and Young at Art's future work, contact your local councillors and MLAs to let them know the serious position we are in and how much we are valued in the community.
RT @Fitzali: @BBCNolan @Young_at_Art Belfast Children's Festival will be wiped out losing education & access for 40,000 children & adults f…
Potato printing at the giants causeway today - few wee aspiring Picasso on the north coast!
Young at Art will be getting crafty at various events this weekend - tomorrow (Sat 4th October) we will be at Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Newry between 12-4 with paper-doll crafts and on the North Coast potato printing at The Giant's Causeway centre. These are FREE drop-in workshops for all the family ... Read more ...http://www.youngatartevents.co.uk/whats-on
YAA art workshops now confirmed to take you through to Christmas, potato printing & paperdoll crafts this wkend http://t.co/SyKpMDeIVC
It's National Poetry Day!
What's your favourite poem? Here's one to get you started.
"The cow is of bovine ilk;
one end is moo, the other is milk."
We're having a lovely but busy week. Lots of behind the scenes planning for the festival next March, our Education programme, lots of events at Halloween and Christmas and a touring programme for schools in 2015. Phew! To top it all, we've had an artist using the Office of Important Art for their own development of a new theatre production for children this week. Patrick Sanders, one of our Associate Artists (and Associate for Replay Theatre Company and The Egg in Bath) is one of 5 recipients nationally of a Leverhulme Fellowship. Here he is with one of his projection illustrations. Intriguing...
Book Young at Art for your next event! https://t.co/GIXlFksq5W
We just took a call from Dublin - a mother and her son missed Once Upon A Time when we performed there and is going to drive to Bangor and back to see it at the Aspects Festival this weekend! There are some tickets left but given the lengths people will go to see this show, we recommend you book now http://www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/aspects-literary-festival
If you want to follow us on Twitter, find Young at Art . There are a few others out there but we're the most fun!
We are ready to rock! Join us in @CastleCourt for some free fun arts activities with @ReplayTheatreCo #cnb14 http://t.co/La8wrXMPMR
Get down too CastleCourt now!! http://www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/culture-night-office-important-art #CNB14
RT @ArtsCouncilNI: Culture Night for the under 4's - kids rule at @Young_at_art Office of Important Art. Lots of #CNB14 fun from 3pm #LoveT…
RT @ReplayTheatreCo: And finally, we're @CultureNightBel 2mrow with our pals @Young_at_Art in castlecourt doing stuff for under 4s inc a Bu…
3 become 1 today as our new website and branding go live! Check it out on: www.youngatart.co.uk. Young at Art has created a new brand and central website to bring together all of our activities throughout the year including the Belfast Children's Festival. We want to know what you think of it and how we can continue to make our online resources more user friendly and accessible... http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/vicki-johnston/new-website-brand/
RT @alaninbelfast: #CNB14 Weeuns can parade in Buggy Boogie at 5pm from @CastleCourt Office of Important Art to Writers Sq http://t.co/koGB…
Check out @alaninbelfast blog post for #CNB14 featuring us! http://t.co/OC4wPUbPUh looking forward to Culture Night tomorrow :)
Alan in Belfast has done a great blog post for Culture Night featuring Young at Art, the Black Box University of Ulster and many more! Check it out http://alaninbelfast.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/culture-night-belfast-cnb14-...
RT @Fitzali: Representing @Young_at_Art at @NIACALCommittee stakeholder event today. Discussing barriers to arts
A huge thank you to Accidental Theatre and Young at Art for letting us use their rehearsal spaces this week and to Patrick Sanders and Emily DeDakis for their feedback and encouragement from our sharing today. Mary-Frances and Aisling are all set for Brussels but look out for Curious Members Cat and Shaun performing 'Just for Tonight' on Friday night as part of Culture Night Belfast!
Lovely getting a mention from Culture Night Belfast blog. We'll be with Replay Theatre Company in our Office of Important Art in CastleCourt from 3pm with activities for under 4s but all welcome. Then the Buggy Boogie across to Catherdral Quarter will leave by 5.30. CAN"T WAIT!!
Families with babies and young children need not miss out on the fun of Culture Night this year as Replay Theatre Company are joining forces with Young at Art to provide Belfast families with alternative entertainment for their children prior to the main Culture Night activities next Friday 19th September from 3pm ... Read more:http://youngatart.co.uk/news/Culture_Night_at_the_Office_of_Important_Art
Join us today at Culture Babies @Castlecourt for a fun drama workshop from 10-12. We'll be getting theatrical with the 0-4's :)
Today is Culture Babies - our creative parent and toddler group for 0-4's. Join us in Castlecourt for a fun and imaginative drama workshop with artist Nuala O'Neill from 10-12. Availability is limited, so get down early to avoid disappointment!
Join us tomorrow @Castlecourt for Culture Babies! Our amazing creative parent and toddler group for 0-4's. On from 10-12. See you there :)
Join us for Culture Babies tomorrow from 10am. We'll be getting theatrical with babies, toddlers and mums and dads at 10.30 with artist Nuala O'Neill. Places are limited so get down early to avoid disappointment :)
Don't forget Culture Babies is back this Thursday @Castlecourt - we'll be getting theatrical with babies, toddlers & parents from 10-12 :)
Join us from 10am - 12pm this Thursday in Castlecourt for Culture Babies. This week's session is 'Toddler Drama' with Nuala O'Neill - a fun, imaginative creative workshop. Spaces are limited so please do arrive early. See you then, Culture Babies!
Young at Art's Director was out at Bryson Future Skills talking to 100 young people this morning. She was talking about the skills you develop working and volunteering in the arts and she was giving out tea cakes as prizes.
Culture Babies is back this Thursday in @Castlecourt ! Join us from 10-12 for Toddler Drama and an amazingly fun time!