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Art in Trouble: Expressing Shankill’s story through creative participation

Art in Trouble: Expressing Shankill’s story through creative participation
by Allan LEONARD
28 March 2019

Billed as part of the Imagine! Festival, the Spectrum Centre hosted a European Arts Education Platform session, “Art in Trouble”, on how the people of the Shankill neighbourhood of Belfast have told their stories more recently, through a variety of participatory art. David Boyd (Beat Carnival) welcomed the approximately ten visiting delegations from Europe, and he put tonight’s event in the context of asking how any artistic intervention affects social life and social change.

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(St) Patrick deported by citizen jury

(St) Patrick deported by citizen jury
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
19 March 2016

A public jury of citizens of Ireland voted to deport (Saint) Patrick, after hearing testimony in a staged hearing of his immigration application for the right to remain, at a “provocation” event by Kabosh Theatre Company at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, sponsored by the Northern Ireland Foundation as part of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics.

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Red Red Shoes Project

Red Red Shoes Project
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
23 March 2012

At the Brian Friel Theatre (Queen’s Film Theatre) was an arts conference hosted by The Playhouse ICAN Project and the School of Creative Arts at Queen’s University. “Nine Tenths Under: Performing the Peace” explores how the arts can cast light on the hidden face of the peace, represented symbolically by an iceberg (stylised in the shape of the province of Ulster) that be-felled the Titanic.