Creativity Month in Colin
Creative events for everyone in Colin Music, crafts, art, film, dance, storytelling, family trips, history, culture
Welcome to Creativity Month in Colin Creativity Month in Colin during March 2015 will bring local people together in many ways and celebrate community participation. Creativity Month throughout the North is also an opportunity to showcase novel ideas and approaches to tackling challenges facing this part of Ireland. Creativity can involve artistic expression or nurturing untapped talents. It can also be about adopting a different way of thinking about problems and imagining solutions to a range of issues. Creativity is often about connecting things not previously connected – connecting people, ideas, organisations and communities. We need to be creative in tackling entrenched challenges across education, social inclusion, and health & well-being. We need to be creative in finding new ways to reach out to people, to build united communities and to inspire hope in the possibilities of the future. Colin Neighbourhood Partnership continues to be creative in connecting people together to make a difference. Culture, Arts and Leisure activities have a key role to play. By imagining a new Colin, the local community is empowering itself through its vision of a vibrant, successful and proud place. I urge people of all ages in Colin to be creative and continue to work together to imagine and realise the full possibilities of what Colin can be. Carál Ní Chuilín MLA Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Don’t forget that you can get free tickets to arts and cultural activities by visiting the Test Drive the Arts kiosk in the Colin Community Hub. Please note that photographs will be taken at these events. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Details correct at time of going to press. Colin Neighbourhood Partnership accepts no responsibility for any injuries which may result from an event connected with Creativity Month.
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Pottery for the People Workshops Starts Mon 2 March, 7.00pm. At Colin Allotments, Colinglen Rd, Belfast.
In 4 sessions create a range of objects from personalised door signage, decorative bowls and picture frames. Use a pottery wheel and paint the objects created. Booking details £3 per class. Limited places, booking essential – contact John Paul on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
Jo Jingles A fun and educational music, singing and movement experience for babies and young children (3 months – 5 years) with the help of the Jo Jingles doll. Tues 3 March, 11am, Cloona House, 31 Colin Rd, Poleglass Free event. Booking required. Call 028 90623813.
Tues 10 March, 11.15am, Footprints Women’s Centre, Poleglass Check with centre for availability. Call 028 90923444.
Fri 13 March, 11.30am, Christ The Redeemer Parish Hall, Lagmore Check with Colin Sure Start for availability. Call 028 90601417.
Tues 24 March, 11.15am, Ionad na Fuiseoige, Twinbrook Check with centre for availability. Call 028 90620373.
W5 Science Magic & H2OH! Workshops Wed 4 March, 4.00-5.00pm / 5.00-6.00pm CNP, Cloona House, 31 Colin Rd, Poleglass.
Fun and interactive demonstration shows aimed at 4-11 year olds. Science Magic looks at some different tricks that people may think are magic but are actually just science. You will get the chance to look at physics based tricks and at Sir Isaac Newton, gravity and how the moon stays in orbit. The H2Oh workshop looks at water and the amazing super powers that it has including making things disappear, climbing up walls, defying gravity and supporting tons of weight. Booking details Free event. Limited places, booking essential for both workshops – contact Julia on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
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Creative Mondays at the HUB 2 March, 11am -1pm / 9 March, 11am-1pm 23 March, 11am-1pm / 30 March, 11am-1pm At Colin Community Hub, Laurelglen Shops, Stewartstown Rd, Belfast.
Come along each Monday in March and get creative with these unique workshops. Week 1 make soap & lip balms, week 2 bath bombs, week 3 scented candles, week 4 bath salts & unscented candles. Booking details Free event. Limited places, booking essential – contact Gina on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
Willow Heritage Crafts: Basket Making Starts Thursday 5th March, 6.00-9.00pm and runs for 4 weeks. At Colin Allotments, Colinglen Rd, Belfast.
Week 1 will be familiarisation of tools and materials including the construction of a tension tray. In week 2 participants will begin to create a traditional frame basket, with completion in week 3. In week 4, everyone will construct a plant support for the garden. All tools and materials provided. Booking details £3 per class. Limited places, booking essential – contact John Paul on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
World Book Day Thurs 5 March, 6.00pm. At CNP, Cloona House, 31 Colin Rd, Poleglass.
Come along for storytelling, arts and crafts, and receive a free book. A great event for little bookworms. Booking details Free event. Limited places, booking essential – contact Gina on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
In partnership with Dairy Farm Library.
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Wheelworks Art Cart A fully mobile digital arts studio featuring a darkroom, sound recording studio, and photography workstations. You can compose music, experiment with sound, perform on stage, capture and create still and moving images. Mon 9 March, 6-8pm, Lagmore Project (based at Colin Youth Development Centre) Open to members of Lagmore Youth Project.
Tues 10 March, 7-9pm, Sally Gardens Community Centre, Poleglass Open to members of Sally Gardens Youth Club.
Wed 11 March, 7-9pm, Saints Youth Club, Twinbrook Open to members of Saints Youth Club.
Thurs 12 March 6-8pm, Colin Youth Development Centre, Poleglass Open to members of the Colin Youth Development Centre.
Sat 14 March, 1-4pm, Colin Community Hub, Laurel Glen Shops Open to members of the public, free event.
Young At Art Performance of “Katie’s Birthday Party” Thurs 5 – Fri 13 March. For P6 and P7 primary school classes in Colin.
School children will be invited to attend Katie’s 12th Birthday Party as she explores what it’s like to be 12 years old and the challenges experienced while making the transition from primary to secondary school.
Ulster Orchestra Performance concert Fri 13 March. Show starts 7.45pm. Bus leaves Dairy Farm at 7pm sharp.
Following on from the success of last year’s concert we are pleased to offer a trip to the Ulster Hall to see the orchestra perform again. Booking details Free event. Limited places, booking essential – contact John Paul on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
Ulster American Folk Park Wed 11 March. Bus departs Cloona House at 10am
Exclusively for older residents of the Colin area. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Booking details £3 per person. Booking essential – contact Isobel on 028 90627863.
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Creativity Day Mon 16 March, 1.00pm - 4.00pm Dairy Farm Shopping Centre, Stewartstown Rd, Belfast
A fun filled afternoon of creative fun including the chance to participate in Chinese fan dancing, drumming circles and Bollywood dance. Visit the international arts & crafts stations where you will have the opportunity to experience art & crafts from Poland, Romania, India, China, and of course, Ireland. A soda bread baking demonstration will also take place, as well as storytelling in the library for the children. An event that is sure to keep the family busy and entertained for hours! Booking details Free event, no booking required.
Star Gazing at Colin Allotments Wed 18 March, 7pm. At Colin Allotments, Colinglen Rd, Belfast.
‘Around North’ is a unique experience that puts sounds to individual stars. This event is intended to awaken a sense of wonder at the cosmos and our place within it. The blend of sound and stars makes this an exciting experience for beginners and experienced star gazers alike. Come along and explore what many people believe to be the most impressive show on earth, our solar system. Booking details Free event, no booking required.
Cinemobile Movie Screenings What looks like an articulated truck is actually a 100 seat comfortable, mobile cinema! Join us as we bring the magic of some classic and current movies to the Colin area.
Friday 20th March: 1pm The Quiet Man (U) 4pm Annie (2014, PG) 7.30pm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (12a) Saturday 21st March: 1pm Frozen sing-along (PG) 3.30pm Frozen sing-along (PG) 6pm A Night At The Museum 3 (PG) 8.30pm Footloose (12a) Sunday 22nd March: 1pm The Goonies (12) 4pm Ghostbusters (12a) Booking details Adult ticket £2 / Child ticket £1 / Family of 4 £5 Pay and collect tickets from Cloona House, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm and Colin Community Hub, Tues/ Thurs/Fri, 10am-3.00pm. Creativity Month | Page 06
Arts & Crafts At The Marquee Sat 21 March, 11.30am-1.00pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm. At Colin Community Hub, Laurelglen Shops, Stewartstown Rd, Belfast.
This event will run alongside the Cinemobile’s screenings of Frozen. There will be themed arts, crafts and storytelling before the film showing at 1pm. This will be replicated at 2pm before the next screening of Frozen at 3pm. Booking details Booking the Frozen sing along secures your place at the workshop. Pay and collect tickets from Cloona House, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm and Colin Community Hub, Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10am-3.00pm
Historical tour with Dr Eamon Phoenix Fri 20 March. Bus Departs Cloona House at 10am.
A day long tour of all the sites associated with the 1798 uprising and the following period up to the Act of Union. Booking details £3 per person. Limited places, booking essential – contact Michael on 028 90623813 /[email protected]
Game of Thrones tour Fri 27 March. Bus departs Cloona House at 10am.
Join us as we visit Winterfell and other locations from the popular TV series including Scrabo, Dundrum and Tollymore. Please wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing and bring a packed lunch. Booking details £5 per person. Booking required – contact John Paul on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
Pay and collect tickets from Cloona House, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm and Colin Community Hub, Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10am-3.00pm.
Ulster Rugby Match Fri 27 March, bus departs Dairy Farm car park at 6.15pm.
A trip for fathers and their children to see an Ulster Rugby match at Kingspan Stadium, Ravenhill. With the Six Nations just over, come and experience the atmosphere of a live match as Ulster take on the Cardiff Blues. Booking details £4 for a family ticket includes transport and entry fee. Limited places, booking essential – contact Scap on 028 90623813 / [email protected]
Pay and collect tickets from Cloona House, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm and Colin Community Hub, Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10am-3.00pm. Creativity Month | Page 07
Additional Photo Credits Belfast Telegraph, HBO, Ulster Orchestra, Ulster Rugby, W5 and WheelWorks
This programme has been produced by Colin Neighbourhood Partnership. Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, Belfast BT17 OLG. Tel: 028 9062 3813 / Email: [email protected]
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