you came, you drew, we conquered…

Well, we had our second birthday celebrations last Saturday 13 October in our Drumceatt Square. You came in your hundreds, you drew, we conquered…

Drawing Inspiration featured the musical charms of the superb Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas, drawing activities with artists Angela Ginn & Glenda Rolston (as part of The Big Draw-  the national campaign to promote the art of drawing), and lots of other family entertainment, never mind the large, white rabbit who was partial to demonstrating his dancing skills!

That Paddy lives locally, and yet was off recently gallivanting throughout the UK with Billy Bragg, speaks volumes about the existent creativity within the local communities and borough. From the Jane Ross Writing Group, Limavady Drama Club, to Limavady Jazz & Blues and Stendhal Festival (to name just a few of the local arts groups), the creativity in this beautiful borough is bursting at the seams.

Since opening in October 2010, we have considered it an absolute pleasure to be able to present more quality cultural events to locals, attract folks from further afield, and to also be able to support and nurture the existing voluntary arts activity right across the borough.

We have provided hundreds of arts events in the two years we have now been open, as well as hosting many hundreds of your activities – when we recently compiled the number of local groups who have used our facilities since opening, we were amazed at the extensive list, running to over 100 so far.

It has been lovely getting to know all of you and as we’re only new and still developing, we really appreciate your ongoing support, feedback and look forward to getting even better over the forthcoming years. Referencing our event title,  we sincerely hope we have become a constant source of inspiration for you to draw upon. We still have a long but exciting road ahead…

Huge thanks to everyone who facilitated the event, including artists Angela Ginn & Glenda Rolston, Paddy Nash & his Happy Enchiladas (we hope they’re even happier now), BM Promotions – a superb, locally based entertainments organisation, and also the very, very talented students from the Limavady Campus of the North West Regional College. The gorgeous, colourful artwork created by YOU will be displayed in our foyer until 31 October – please pop in and have a look. It is guaranteed to make you smile.

Finally, and this is not said often enough, a huge, huge, thanks to all the team, who have made the somewhat challenging task of getting the Arts Centre up and running a daily pleasure. We are a small team and have achieved a huge amount in the last two years, thanks to our combined dedication, commitment and team spirit – the daily scone runs may also have played a part…

Desima (Arts & Cultural Services Officer/Manager)

 

 

 

This entry was posted on October 16th, 2012 at 11:35 am by Desima

2 Responses to “you came, you drew, we conquered…”

  1. Fantastic use of creativity and showcase for the town! I wish I had been in the area to contribute.

  2. Lance on October 16th, 2012 at 2:59 pm
  3. Thanks, Lance! When I so something similar winter-time, I’ll need to get a superb fire-thrower : )

  4. Desima on October 19th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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