Spectrum Centre, 331-333 Shankill Road
29th March: 10.00am – 1.00pm (doors 9.30am)

This European Arts Education Platform session, organised by Beat carnival, is open to other interested practitioners

This workshop gives space for critical reflection on participatory arts practice. It continues from the previous day’s workshop, starting with the question: ‘Why do we do this and continue doing it?’ Participants will share arts methodologies and consider the ways that we measure success and improve our practice.

The workshop is facilitated by Jo Egan and Gerri Moriarty. Gerri Moriarty is an independent arts consultant with a long-standing commitment to exploring the contribution that arts and culture can make to nurturing social change. She has recently co-edited ‘Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art’ with Dr. Alison Jeffers. Jo Egan is a playwright and theatre-maker fuelled by a search for narratives that are absent from traditional theatre and story-telling. Much of her work is influenced by one to one interviews she gathers from the previously unheard and unseen.

Beat Carnival is a member of the Trans Europe Halles network of independent cultural centres across Europe and is organising a seminar of the TEH Arts Education Platform in Belfast over 28th and 29th March. This is the second annual seminar of the Platform. Beat Carnival encourages people to celebrate creative community life in ways that are ambitious and welcoming.

Beat creates free events with large-scale community participation in public places. Thousands of children, young people and adults engage in over 600 carnival workshops annually. Beat Carnival Centre is located at the intersection of Belfast City Centre and some of the most deprived areas of Belfast and Northern Ireland, which are still suffering from long-term legacy of the Troubles conflict, urban ‘development’ and on-going community tensions.

This second workshop can be attended as a stand-alone session. For further info see www.beatcarnival.com

Age 18+. NB. Please note change to previously published event time.

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Fri. 29th March


Spectrum Centre, 331-333 Shankill Road, BT13 3AA


This event is free

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