Creativity Month 2015 Launches With 150 Events Running Throughout March

Creativity Month 2015 Launches With 150 Events Running Throughout March

A towering 70ft ‘Temple’ that will be ceremoniously burned in Derry~Londonderry and, a unique sonic-art installation using the motion of stars in the universe to create music (aRound North), are just two of the highlights of this year’s Creativity Month programme.

Creativity Month is an initiative of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, in partnership with Culture Northern Ireland and the Nerve Centre to celebrate creativity and the Creative Industries.

This year’s programme is the biggest yet, with more than 150 events for adults and children across Northern Ireland, and venues including Libraries, the Nerve Centre, W5, Armagh Planetarium, FabLab Belfast, National Museums NI and the Linen Hall Library.

Other highlights include Belfast Children’s Festival, an one-day music education conference in Derry~Londonderry with Duke Special, 3D screenings celebrating innovation in cinema with Professor Ian Christie, CultureTECH workshops and for young creatives, W5’s Create a Rollercoaster event using Lego train tracks and a range of construction toys.

Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ní Chuilín, said: 'Creativity involves the generation of new ideas or more effective ways to address problems. The creative and cultural sectors can act as a catalyst to tackling challenges in the economy, education, health and the environment. They have a key role in helping to promote equality and tackle poverty and social exclusion' 

'Creativity Month 2015 will showcase the work of a diverse range of organisations, across government, business, education and the community and voluntary sectors, who are developing creative and innovative solutions to societal challenges.'

'Creativity Month is about inspiring and helping people to be creative and to help creative organisations and business to emerge and flourish.'

David Lewis, director of communications & digital content at the Nerve Centre: 'For the third consecutive year, Creativity Month has brought together creative ideas, creative people and creative businesses, to create an exciting month-long programme of events – from the very weird to the very wonderful. I’d encourage everyone to find something creative to do near you. Full details are on the Creativity NI website.' 

The full programme is now available via www.creativityni.org along with the latest creative events, news stories and videos.

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