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					Events Guide January-April 2011

Welcome to our second season of events! Since opening our doors in October 2010, we have
presented fantastic theatre, music events, visual arts exhibitions and creative workshops.
This season, you will find Mozart, Shakespeare, the very best of national folk talent and a touch of
Spike Milligan! We are also thrilled to host a series of wonderful visual arts exhibitions including a
major retrospective by acclaimed Limavady-born artist Michael McGuinness and a stunning
contemporary crafts show. Our heritage programme is well and truly underway with some great
exhibitions exploring our museum collections and archive, and talks on local histories. We have
expanded our education programme for young and old with varied creative workshops to engage
and inspire. And last but certainly not least, we are also launching our gallery education
programme consisting of regular Artist talks and complimentary activities as well as RVACC Reels,
presenting film screenings for all. We know you’ll find a cultural treat to suit and we thank you for
your patronage and support.
Desima Connolly, Arts & Cultural Services Officer

Box Office: 028 7776 0650 / Fax: 028 7776 0659 / Email:

•   Danny Boy Auditorium         Café Piazza
•   O’Hampsey Dance Studio       Serving hot and cold snacks
•   Keady, Ritter & Broighter    (soups, paninis, toasties,
    Exhibition Zones             sandwiches), tasty cakes & pastries,
•   Ross-McCurry & Keenaught     fresh ground coffee, cold drinks, ice
    Suite Meeting Rooms
•   Benbradagh & Binevenagh      cream, Café Piazza has a relaxed
    Arts & Crafts Workshop       ambience with background music,
    Rooms                        comfy seating and free Wi-Fi.
•   Tourist Information Centre   Opening Hours: Monday to Friday,
    & Gift Shop                  8.30am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to
•   Storytelling Zone            5pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
•   Drumceatt Square             with extended opening hours in
                                 conjunction with selected events at
                                 the RVACC.

Exhibitions 14 January to 26 February
paintings 1975/2010                    The artist studied in Coventry,
                                       Belfast, and the Slade School of
drawings                               Fine Art in London. He has
Michael McGuinness                     exhibited extensively in London
Keady Gallery &                        galleries, in the UK, Ireland and
Broighter Gallery
                                       Artspeak Michael will host a talk
                                       on his work on Thursday 24
                                       February at 2pm.This is a unique
                                       opportunity for students and        A Few Lines on a Card -
                                       artists to hear about Michael’s
                                       creative beginnings, process and    The Limavady Postcard
                                       view extensive images of other      Collection
                                       work undertaken. Michael has        Ritter Gallery
                                       previously lectured at the Tate
This major retrospective               Gallery and the Hayward Gallery,
exhibition of the work of Michael                                          Consisting of both photographic
                                       London. Admission is free,          and artistic impressions of
McGuinness marks a                     however places must be booked
homecoming for a Limavady                                                  buildings, landmarks and everyday
                                       in advance.                         life, the Limavady postcard
artist who has become one of
the finest Irish painters of his                                           collection provides a unique
generation. Michael left Limavady                                          insight into the history of the
over 30 years ago to live in                                               borough.To celebrate the
London. Each Summer he returns                                             opening of the Roe Valley Arts &
to paint landscapes in Limavady                                            Cultural Centre / Ionad Ealaíon
and Portstewart. Many of these                                             agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró on
works now exist within                                                     Main Street, this exhibition will
international private collections.                                         predominantly focus on those
To celebrate the official launch of                                        postcards from the collection
the new Roe Valley Arts &                                                  that feature the streets and
Cultural Centre, it is absolutely                                          shops of Limavady town.
fitting that we present this unique
selection of drawings and
paintings spanning 35 years of
creativity by this acclaimed artist,
gathered together for the first        See our Art Zone section for accompanying workshops.
time in Limavady.

Exhibitions 11 March to 23 April
Vessels of Memory                        Artspeak Join Alison and Rachel
                                         for an informal talk and discussion
Alison Lowry &                           on the exhibition, their creative
Rachel Dickson                           practice and crafts on Tuesday 5
Keady Gallery & Broighter                April, 6pm. A great chance for
Gallery                                  local students and artists to
                                         engage with other professional
A joint exhibition of ceramics and       practice                              Hidden Treasures -
glass from two emerging Irish                                                  Highlights from
makers. Although working in                                                    Limavady’s Museum
different mediums, they are both
interested in using the object or                                              Collections
personal possession to examine                                                 Ritter Gallery
memory, remembrance and loss.
Rachel Dickson graduated with an                                               This exhibition will feature a
MA in ceramics and glass from the                                              diverse range of objects from
Royal College of Art, London in                                                Limavady’s museum collections,
2002. Working with tactile                                                     some of which have never been
materials including paper, paper                                               on display before.This will be a
clay and porcelain, she constructs                                             unique opportunity to discover
‘unreal’ garments combined with                                                what is currently being stored
text and personal narrative. Like                                              behind the scenes and will provide
Rachel, Alison’s work uses items of                                            a taste of potential exhibitions to
clothing, imagery and objects to                                               come in the future.
explore memory from a female
perspective – that of a Mother.
Using the 18th Century and the
Victorian era’s love of mementoes
as reference she recreates objects,
garments and vessels using pate-
de-verre and cast glass. Of her
practice she says, “Fabric preserves
the essence of its maker; it can act
as a vessel for memory and leaves
a trace of the wearer as it physically
contacts their body”.
                                         See our Art Zone section for accompanying workshops.


              Images of Ireland -
              The Politics of Identity 1867-1916
              1 April to 30 April
              Danny Boy Auditorium

              This regional exhibition for Causeway Museum Service
              focuses on a defining period of cultural and political debate
              in Ireland, commonly known as the ‘Celtic Revival’. It explores
              how ideas of Irish, British, Gaelic and Orange identity evolved
              over the period and examines how we are still living with the
              legacy of cultural and political division today.The exhibition
              draws from the collections of both the Causeway Museum
              Service and Mid Antrim Museum Service and is part of the
              Cultural Fusions Programme.

              The Cultural Fusions Programme is funded under the
              European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed on behalf
              of the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East
              PEACE III Partnership.
              Images of Ireland Exhibition Tour,
              Saturday 16 April, 12noon
              On this guided tour of the Images of Ireland exhibition, find
              out more about the themes, individuals and events featured
              in the exhibition and develop your understanding of this
              important period of history.
              Admission is free, however places must be booked in
              advance. Maximum 20 places available.
              Tours of the exhibition for school groups will also be
              available by prior arrangement.
              See our Cool for Schools section for further details.

         RVACC Reels in partnership with the Roe Valley Community
         Film Society present
         An Education
         Tuesday 25 January, 7.30pm

         A coming of age story about a teenage girl in 1960’s
         suburban London and how her life changes with the arrival
         of a playboy nearly twice her age. Based on the memoir of
         journalist Lynn Barber and featuring a screenplay by Nick
         Hornby, the film received three Oscar nominations in 2009
         including Best Picture and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan
         who picked up the Best Actress BAFTA for this role.

         Invariably funny and inexpressively moving – Kenneth Twan,
         LA Times

         Cert 12A, Admission free

         RVACC Reels is our moving image initiative, hosting regular
         public film screenings, supporting the Roe Valley Community
         Film Society and developing community projects. We are also a
         member of Filmbank

         The Roe Valley Community Film Society is a new venture to
         allow those with a keen interest in cinema to view the very
         best of national and international films with likeminded
         individuals. Operating in partnership with RVACC Reels the
         Society offers a programme of films selected by members for
         members. Each screening will feature a short introduction and
         there will be the opportunity for discussion and refreshment at
         the conclusion of the show. RVCFS is a member of the British
         Federation of Film Societies. Membership is open to all those
         interested and screenings will be open to both members and
         non-members alike.

                                    leading orchestras including the
Young-Choon Park                    Stuttgart Philharmonic,
Saturday 29 January, 8pm            Hungarian State Opera,
                                    Lithuanian National Symphony,
A stunning evening of musical       Weiner Mozart and the Warsaw
delights by the South Korean        Sinfonia.
born pianist Young-Choon Park,      …individually refreshing, while
including such gems as Mozart’s     demonstrating real passion and style
Sonata in B-flat major and          as well as outstanding technical
Chopin’s Nocturne and Sonata        proficiency…
No.3. Beginning her piano           The Sunday Times
studies at the age of four and                                              Limavady Town
playing the Beethoven Piano         …her technical ability is beyond        A talk by Douglas
Concerto No.1 with the Seoul        dispute, as is her pleasant touch and   Bartlett
                                    her ability to make the tone sing.      Wednesday 2 February, 7pm
Symphony Orchestra at the age       Young-Choon Park – a name to
of nine, she later studied at the   remember…
Juilliard School in New York.                                               To complement the historical
                                    Arnhemse Courant                        images of the town featured in
Having toured extensively
throughout Europe, Scandinavia,                                             the postcard exhibition, this talk
                                    Tickets: £8 full / £6 concession        by Douglas Bartlett will examine
South Africa and the United
States, she makes many return                                               the growth and development of
visits to major concert venues                                              Limavady over the years. From
including the Birmingham                                                    the town’s early origins to the
Symphony Hall, St. David’s Hall                                             present day, this talk is not to be
in Cardiff, Belfast Waterfront                                              missed for those interested in
Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the                                              finding out more about the
Lincoln Centre, New York.                                                   history of the local area. Douglas
                                                                            is Deputy Head of Limavady
Young-Choon Park has                                                        High School and author of
broadcast for radio and                                                     An Illustrated History of Limavady
television in many countries and                                            and the Roe Valley: From
is currently recording the                                                  Prehistoric to Modern Times
complete Mozart piano
concertos for Duchesne World                                                Maximum 30 places available.
Records in Belgium. She has also                                            Admission is free, however
performed at many international                                             places must be booked in
music festivals and alongside                                               advance.

Julie Fowlis                                                                                    Objects in Focus: Love
Saturday 5 February, 8pm                                                                        letters from the
                                                                                                Second World War
                             Winner of the BBC Radio                                            Heritage talk by Victoria
                             2 Award for Folk Singer of
                             the Year in 2008 and the                                           Newberry, Museum/
                             first Scottish Gaelic artist                                       Heritage Officer
                             to perform on the                                                  Wednesday 9 February,
                             legendary show                                                     7pm
                             ‘Later…with Jools
                             Holland’, Julie presents a                                       In the lead up to Valentine’s
                             ravishing evening of                                             Day, learn about some of the
                             traditional and                                                  more romantic items in our
                             contemporary folk songs                                          collection, a selection of letters
                             gathered from her multi                                          written from a wife to her
                             award-winning albums,                     husband on active service during the Second World
                             explaining their stories                  War.This is a chance to see the items first-hand and
                             with wit and charm.                       to hear about how people coped without their loved
Supported by her top-class touring band including                      ones during the war.
husband Éamon Doorley, Dublin's Tony Byrne,
Highlander Duncan Chisholm and bodhrán champion                        Places limited to 20. Admission is free, however
Martin O'Neill, this formidable line-up has become                     places must be booked in advance
synonymous with emotive, expressive and high
energy live shows. A stunning evening’s entertainment                  ‘Objects in Focus’ talks will take place at various times
fusing the singer’s native heritage with superb                        throughout the year. Please check future events
musicianship. Promoted by the Provost’s Office,                        guides for more information.
University of Ulster, Coleraine campus in partnership
with the Causeway Coast Arts Committee
It's a simple fact that much of what Fowlis does is simply
beautiful…. It's a thin, bright, silken voice and it lends itself to
long fluorescent melodies -
The Independent on Sunday
The gently exquisite ballads.. make Fowlis so special. She
deserves a following far beyond Scotland.
- The Guardian
Tickets: £10 full / £8 concession

                                    RVACC Reels in                    Big Telly Theatre Company presents
                                    partnership with the Roe          Spike Milligan’s PUCKOON
                                    Valley Community Film
                                    Society present                   Tuesday 22 February, 7.30pm
                                    Blade Runner –                    It’s back by popular demand! Big Telly’s smash hit
                                    The Final Cut                     stage production of Spike Milligan’s PUCKOON
                                    Monday 21 February,               returns for an all-Ireland tour prior to a run in
                                                                      London’s West End. The show’s sell-out 2009 tour
                                    7.30pm                            had audiences all across Ireland screaming with
                                                                      laughter at its Goonish blend of theatrical anarchy,
                                Ridley Scott’s seminal                musical wit, and impossible plot. Ireland 1922, and
                                science fiction film from             the Ulster Boundary Commission has drawn the new
                                1982 based on Philip K.               border straight through the small town of Puckoon.
                                Dick’s novel is set in a              With the church separated from its own graveyard
                                dystopian Los Angeles in              and drink now thirty per cent cheaper in one corner
                                November 2019 and                     of the pub, life in the newly divided village will never
stars Harrison Ford. Initially a box office failure it has            be the same again!
become a cult classic and is widely regarded as one
of the best movies ever made, remaining a leading                     Based on the book by Spike Milligan, this comic
example of neo-noir.                                                  masterpiece is an hilarious and irreverent story which
                                                                      takes the mick, celebrates the absurd, and paints a
Blade Runner fully and richly deserves its reputation. It is simply   picture of a simple life that borders on the ridiculous.
one of the most extraordinary films ever made –
Nick Cramp, BBC                                                       Based on the book by Spike Milligan. Directed by Zoë Seaton.
                                                                      Adapted by Vincent Higgins & Devised by Company. Music by
Cert 15. Admission free                                               Paul Boyd

                                                                      A rip-roaring piece of physical theatre…hugely entertaining..a
                                                                      glossy production which looks great – The Stage

                                                                      Tickets: £8 full / £6 concession

St Patricks Day                    Spiers and Boden                        Technically they stand head to head with
                                                                           the best of their generation...Jon Boden
Thursday 17 March, 1-4pm           Thursday 24 March, 8pm                  plays fiddle with an earthy vigour that's
                                                                           utterly compelling… while John Spiers
Come along to the RVACC and        On this, their first visit to           harmonises and plays urgent driving
celebrate St Patricks Day with     Northern Ireland, John Spiers           melodeon to a very high standard
traditional dancing, folk music,   (melodeon, concertina) and Jon          indeed...halfway to reinventing the style
family film screening and much     Boden (vocals, fiddle, guitar, stomp-   without even realising it… Roots
more, even a bowl of Irish Stew!   box) promise to get everyone up
                                   dancing, with their unique blend of     Anyone who needs convincing that the
                                   English folk song (with a               current folk revival is becoming as
                                   contemporary twist) and high-           intriguing, varied and experimental as it
                                   octane tunes! Twice winners of the      was back in the 1960s should check out
                                   BBC Radio 2 folk award for 'Best        the remarkable career of John Spiers and
                                   Duo', Spiers & Boden are at the         Jon Boden. In just a few years, they have
                                   forefront on the new folk revival.      established themselves as the finest
                                                                           instrumental duo on the traditional
                                   Loud, proud, and with just a few        scene, and the contemporary equivalent
                                   acoustic instruments, they create a     of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick….
                                   multitude of textures upon which         The Guardian
                                   they present traditional stories and
                                   dance music which are as much at        Tickets: £8 full/ £6 concession
                                   home on the main stage of
                                   Cambridge Folk Festival as they
                                   are in a lock-in at the local pub.
                                   Together, Spiers & Boden have
                                   made the genre of spontaneous,
                                   punky English folk very much their
                                   own stomping ground. Jon Boden
                                   was named BBC Radio 2 ‘2010
                                   Folk singer of the year’ and the
                                   duo have also enjoyed a long-term
                                   collaboration with Eliza Carthy as
                                   The Rat Catchers, performing on
                                   her Mercury Prize nominated
                                   album, Anglicana.

Othello                                                                                           RVACC Reels in
By William Shakespeare                                                                            partnership with the
Directed by Lisa May                                                                              Roe Valley
Monday 28 March, 8pm                                                                              Community Film
                                                                                                  Society present
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;                                                                  The Town
It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.                                                                             Tuesday 29 march

Bruiser Theatre Company explodes onto the stage                                           Ben Affleck’s 2010
with an electrifying contemporary take on                                                 crime drama which,
Shakespeare’s most brutal and gripping thriller-tragedy                                   with his directorial
of love, paranoia, jealousy and murder. The story of                                      debut Gone Baby
General Othello, his love for the beautiful                                               Gone, marks him
Desdemona and their tragic downfall at the hands of                                       out as a future talent
the scheming and manipulative Lago is absolutely                                          and one to watch.
thrilling and this Bruiser adaptation is bare-knuckle                                     The Town is the tale
Shakespeare for 2011! None of Shakespeare’s script is                                     of four men –
modernised, yet those who might be fearful of the                                         thieves, rivals and
Bard will find this gritty, breathless two-hour drama     friends - being hunted through the streets of Boston
exhilarating and relevant!                                by a tenacious FBI agent and a woman who might
Tickets: £8 full / £6 concession                          destroy them all.
                                                          The Town is that rare beast, a grown-up genre flick, chock full of
                                                          compelling character dynamics and a clutch of pitch perfect
                                                          performances. – Ian Freer, Empire

                                                          Cert 15. Admission free

Art Zone
Creative workshops for children and adults
We provide a range of creative learning workshops for the community, catering for participants as young as 3+ years
to youth to senior citizens. All our professional tutors are vetted and experienced. We welcome suggestions on other
creative learning courses you would like to participate in.

For children and young people
                                        Junior Art Masterclass
                                        Saturday 19 February,

                                        Complementing our paintings             Dramabugs
                                        1975/2010 drawings exhibition by        Thursday 3 February to
                                        Michael McGuinness, join a
                                        professional artist for this            10 March, 4-5pm
                                        fabulously fun workshop in
                                        portraiture.You can choose to           An exciting new concept as it
Post it!                                paint or draw yourself or another       introduces drama to the early
Saturday 29 January, 10.30am -          class member or work from a             years sector. All of the drama used
12.30pm / Saturday 12 February,         photograph and let your                 in this six-week course has been
                                        imagination run wild!                   carefully designed by professional
10.30am - 12.30pm                                                               tutor June Doorish to fulfil learning
                                        Suitable for ages 7-12 years.
                                        Materials are provided. Places          objectives in various curriculum
Running alongside our A Few                                                     areas and develop special skills.
Lines on a Postcard exhibition,         limited to 12
                                        Cost: £3                                Drama firstly and above all gives
these workshops will give you the                                               children huge enjoyment as well as
chance to make your very own                                                    providing an outlet for self-
postcards about your home,                                                      expression, increasing social
environment and special places                                                  awareness, mental awareness and
which you can choose to take                                                    fluency of speech.Through
home and put on display on our                                                  dramabugs your child will well and
special workshops wall!                                                         truly begin to come out of their
Suitable for ages 7-12 years.                                                   shell!
Materials are provided. Places                                                  Suitable for ages 3-6 years.
limited to 12                                                                   Places limited to 12
Cost: £3 per workshop                                                           Cost: £15 per child

 Art Zone
            Ballet                                        Easter Card Making
            Monday 14 March to 18 April                   Saturday 2 April,
            First Ballet, 4-4.30pm,                       10.30am - 12.30pm
            For ages 5-6 years                            Back by popular demand! This Easter
            Junior Ballet, 4.45-5.30pm,                   themed class will have the young
            For ages 6+ years                             participants making unique and decorative
                                                          cards for their loved ones.
            Tutored by Catrina Feely, these dance         Suitable for ages 7-12. Materials are
            workshops will introduce ‘First Ballet’ to    provided. Places limited to 10.
            children aged 5-6 years and ‘Junior ballet’   Cost: £3
            for those aged 6+ years. Catrina is a
            highly-qualified dance teacher and these      Creative Clay
            six-week courses will emphasise fun,
            confidence and friendship combined with       Saturday 16 April, 10.30am-12.30pm
            professional ballet tuition, embracing all
            abilities.                                    Little ones aged 5-7 years get the chance
            Places limited to 10 per class.               to get creative with clay, making their own
            Cost: £18 per child                           objects and sculptures after being guided
                                                          through our Vessels of Memory exhibition.
                                                          This is a unique creative workshop
            Objects of the Future                         facilitated by professional artists which
            Saturday 26 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm          allows children to observe and study
            / Saturday 9 April, 10.30am - 12.30pm         gallery artwork and create their own
                                                          response, challenging their critical skills,
            This workshop will give children the          environmental awareness, thought process
            chance to bring in an item from home          and have fun!
            that they think should be displayed in a      Materials are provided.
            museum in the future. Will it be a mobile     Places limited to 10.
            phone or a favourite toy perhaps?             Cost: £3
            Children’s ideas will be then displayed in
            the Hidden Treasures exhibition on our
            special workshops wall!
            Suitable for ages 7-12 years.
            Materials are provided.
            Places limited to 12
            Cost: £3 per workshop

For Adults                            Pen to Paper Creative
                                                                              Card Making
                                                                              Saturday 5 March,
                                      Tuesday 22 February to 29               10.30am-1.30pm
Quilling                              March, 10.30am-12.30pm
                                                                              Back by popular demand! Card
Saturday 5 February                                                           making is the craft of hand making
                                      Whether this is your first time
10.30am - 12.30pm                     putting pen to paper or whether         greeting cards, which is becoming
                                      you’re already writing and in need      an increasingly popular pastime.
Learn the art of quilling with an     of a little creative stimulation,       Many people with interests in
experienced tutor. Quilling or        you’re welcome to join tutor and        allied topics such as scrapbooking
paper filigree is an art form that    celebrated novelist Bernie McGill       and stamping have begun to use
involves the use of strips of paper   for this series of four sessions in     their skills to start making cards.
that are rolled, shaped, and glued    creative writing.This is an informal    Suitable for 12+ years.
together to create decorative         class with the emphasis on              Materials are provided.
designs which can be arranged to      participant enjoyment, structured       Places limited to 12. Cost: £5
form flowers, leaves, and various     with short in-class writing tasks
ornamental patterns similar to        and opportunities for those who         Jewellery Making
ironwork.                             wish to share their work with the       Saturday 16 April,
Suitable for ages 12+.                group. All interests are catered for,
Materials are provided.               be they memoir, fiction, poetry or      10am-2pm
Places limited to 12                  scriptwriting. All you need is a pen
Cost: £5                              and paper – we’ll supply the            Have you always fancied making
                                      inspiration!                            your own bracelets, necklaces or
                                      Suitable for 16+ years.                 earrings? This one day course will
                                      Places limited to 12.                   have you creatively use beading,
                                      Cost: £12 full / £10 concession         ribbons, felt and much more to
                                                                              make your own unique jewellery
                                                                              - so nice, you may just want to
                                                                              keep for yourself instead of giving
                                                                              to your nearest and dearest as
                                                                              Suitable for 16+ years.
                                                                              Materials are provided.
                                                                              Places limited to 12.
                                                                              Cost: £24 full / £20 concession

Art Zone                                                                            Cool for Schools
                                       Creative activities                    Shadow Play – The Art of
                                       designed for local                     Shadow Puppetry!
                                       schools                                These are fantastic, magical
                                                                              workshops allowing children aged
Snap Happy Photography                 Images of Ireland                      8-12 years to make their own
Course                                 Exhibition Tours                       ‘shadow creatures’ which will be
Saturday 5 Feb – 9 March,                                                     brought to life through movement
                                       Throughout April                       and special lighting. Professional
10.30am-12.30pm                        On these guided tours of the           artist and puppeteer Frank Quinn
                                       Images of Ireland exhibition, pupils   has created costumes with special
This five-week course is a great       can find out more about the            effects for films and theatre shows
opportunity for those interested in    themes, individuals and events         and he will help participants
digital photography to develop         featured in the exhibition and         discover the ancient art of shadow
their creative and technical skills    develop their understanding of this    puppetry still practiced in over
with the support of a qualified        important period of history.           twenty countries around the
tutor. Sessions will include           Tours must be arranged in              world today! Pupils will have the
location visits within the Limavady    advance by contacting Victoria         chance to handle puppets from
Borough.The workshops will look        Newberry, Museum/Heritage              China, Indonesia and Mexico, learn
at how to achieve creative             Officer on Tel: 028 777 60653.         about how they are made and
composition through learning                                                  used before making their own
more about each individual’s digital                                          ‘Talking Head’ silhouette puppets.
camera settings and functions,                                                A wonderful opportunity for
enabling participants to use their                                            pupils to learn about other world
camera to its full potential and                                              cultures in a creative and fun way.
gain the confidence to create                                                 Please note: Workshops take
stunning images!                                                              place at RVACC and run from
                                                                              10am-2pm. Limited sessions
The RVACC provides a relaxed                                                  available in April – please contact
environment where participants                                                Desima Connolly, Arts & Cultural
can join in shared discussions in an                                          Services Officer on Tel: 028 7776
informal setting with like-minded                                             0650 for further information.
individuals! We hope this course                                              Cost: £2 per pupil
will encourage the establishment
of a local Photography Club.
Suitable for 16+ years.
Places limited to 10.                                         Shadow Play
Cost: £24 full / £20 concession

Arts Outreach
                                                           Introduction to Sponsorship Training
                                                           for Community Arts Groups
                                                           Tuesday 8 February, 6.30-9.30pm
                                                           Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

                                                           Does your community arts group rely on funding from
                                                           your local council grants programme?
                                                           Are you concerned about how future funding cuts may
                                                           affect your group?
Meet the Funders                                           Are you interested in finding out about new funding
Wednesday 26 January, 2-4pm                                support opportunities?
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre / Ionad Ealaíon
agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró                                 If the answer to these questions is YES, then the Arts
                                                           & Business Introduction to Sponsorship Course,
Organised by Limavady Borough Council's                    supported by the members of the Causeway Coast
Community Development Officer, Catherine                   Arts Group, is the perfect way for you to acquire the
Farrimond and Supporting Communities NI Liaison            knowledge, skills and confidence to approach the
Officer, Eleanor Coyle, this will be a great opportunity   private sector for support.
to meet the key funders in Northern Ireland
including: Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All, BBC           Sponsorship success means you can also apply to the
Children In Need, John Moores Foundation,The               A&B Reach Investment programme, and help you
Honourable,The Irish Society, Community Foundation         deliver increased return on investment for your
for NI and Comic Relief. Arts groups or community          business partner.
groups who are interested in doing arts based
projects are also encouraged to attend to explore          This event is FREE to voluntary groups within the
avenues of funding.                                        Limavady Borough area. To book your place, contact
All are welcome and if you can, please confirm your        Beverly Coomber, Arts & Business by email
attendance to either Catherine on Tel: 777 60311  or
or Eleanor on Tel: 777 67722.                              Tel: 028 90 735 155
This is a free event.

                                       RVACC Glee Club
                                       Have you seen the hit television
                                       show Glee and wished you could
                                       do something like that? Do you
                                       want to sing and dance? Do you
                                       want to be part of a vocal group
                                       but not the boring stuff? Are you
                                       aged between 15-18? If you
                                       answered yes to all the questions
                                       then come and join the RVACC
                                       Glee Club! We hope to run for an
Piano Competition                      initial 10 weeks starting at the end
Saturday 19 March, 9.15am              of January. Registration is limited
                                       to 20 and a fee of £15 will be
Limavady Borough Council hosts         required to secure your place.
this annual Piano Competition          Please contact Stephanie
                                                                              Volunteering at the RVACC
encouraging the superb                 Neumann, Arts Outreach &
musicianship of our local youth.                                              Would you be interested in
                                       Events Officer to be invited to an     helping out at some events,
Bursaries and Cups / Shields will      open evening in mid-January.
be awarded to the best in group.                                              helping behind the scenes or just
Entry forms to be requested from                                              being on hand at some
Stephanie Neumann and be                                                      workshops? All accepted
submitted to Piano teachers                                                   volunteers will be trained and will
and/or music departments in                                                   gain valuable experience as part of
schools.                                                                      the RVACC team.
                                                                              Please contact Stephanie
All entry queries to be directed to                                           Neumann for further information.
Stephanie Neumann, Arts
Outreach & Events Officer
by Email: or
Tel:028777 60650. As a
competition, this event is not
open to general public attendance.
Entry fees for each class are £1.00.

General Information
STAFF                                      You can make a booking either in            FACILITY HIRE
                                           person, by telephone or email through       Located right in the heart of the Roe
Desima Connolly                            cash, cheque or debit/credit card.          Valley on Main Street, Limavady, the
Arts & Cultural Services Officer           Tickets will be held, pending payment,      Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre/
Stephanie Neumann                          for 48 hours or until 6pm on the            Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na
Outreach & Events Officer                  performance date.                           Ró is the perfect location for a range
William Coyle                                                                          of events. Spaces including the Danny
Duty Officer
Zoe Bratton
                                           Online Booking                              Boy Auditorium, Drumceatt Square,
                                                                                       meeting rooms and workshop rooms
Tourism Development Officer                coming soon…                                are available for that special or
Victoria Newberry                                                                      community activity. If you are
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