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Creative Cafes Exhibition opens

12th March 2019

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An exhibition of artwork created by children attending the Creative Cafes programme will be officially launched in Enniskillen Castle Museums on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Creative Cafes is one of 16 projects taking place across the district as part of the £2.8 million Fermanagh and Omagh PEACE IV Local Action Plan, which is being delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development.

Speaking about the exhibition, the Council Chairman, Councillor Howard Thornton said,

“The Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area has a rich heritage in all areas of the arts and I am delighted that the next generation, has been afforded the opportunity to embrace that heritage through the Creative Cafes programme. I would like to thank FOCUS which has been delivering the Creative Cafés programme on behalf of the Council. Your work is greatly appreciated and I am confident that the exhibition will be a tremendous success.”

As part of the Creative Cafes programme, Children from all sides of the Community have been coming together in Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre in Omagh and have let their creativity run wild. The colourful exhibition showcases the work of children under the age of 9, who have participated in the project at Enniskillen Castle.

Using local tutors and specialists, Creative Cafes managed to spark creativity in the children through a wide range of platforms, including, dance, clay sculpturing, drumming circles, balloon modelling and much more.

The exhibition will run at Enniskillen Castle Museums until Saturday 6 April 2019. Admission to the launch and exhibition is free.