Council Unveils New District Wide Arts and Culture Programme
For the first time, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted to launch their new District wide Arts, Culture and Museums Programme which runs from January to April 2016.
Speaking about the programme, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Cllr Naomi Bailie said, “Constituents in the former Down District Council area will be used to the joint Down Arts Centre and Down County Museum Season Programme that was issued three times a year and included events at both Downpatrick based venues. Now that our district has expanded to incorporate the former Newry and Mourne District area, Council felt it should produce a district wide arts, culture and museums programme to include events at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry Town Hall, Warrenpoint Town Hall and Newry & Mourne Museum to ensure that we offer all who live, work and visit the district, opportunities to engage with arts and culture on a meaningful level.”
Cllr Bailie added, “I hope that by reading this programme you will find something to enjoy, entertain and enlighten you over the coming months. With such a wide array of quality local arts, great comedy, theatre, children’s events and more, there’s certainly enough to keep everyone busy.”
Photo Caption: Rachel Kennedy, Down Arts Centre Arts Officer, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Naomi Bailie, Linda Mckenna, Down County Museum Education Officer and Declan Carrol, Newry and Mourne Museum Education Officer launch the new district wide Arts and Culture Programme.