Creative Cafes Exhibition

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Creative Cafes Exhibition opens

15th February 2019

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An exhibition of artwork created by children attending the Creative Cafes programme was officially opened by the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton at the Gallery at Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Tuesday 12 February 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 at the official opening, 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 you, as the next generation, have 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. From looking at the exhibition, the fun filled workshops have obviously been a tremendous success.”

As part of the Creative Cafes programme, Children from all sides of the Community have been coming together in Strule Arts Centre in Omagh and Enniskillen Castle 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 Strule Arts Centre.

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 the Gallery in the Strule Arts Centre until 2 March 2019. Admission to the Gallery is free.