COVID-19: There have been some changes to Council services. For up to date information on Council services and community & business support available during this time, please follow this link: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information, Advice & Council services
Arts & Culture Database
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council are excited to introduce their Arts & Culture Database! The database is a resource created to help promote local artists and all those involved in the arts, it provides an easy to use and interactive tool to aid those seeking out specific musical services on offer in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.
If you are an artist who is interested in being included in the database simply click the link below to apply, it only takes five minutes!
Please note that all information and contact details submitted to the database will be made publicly available.
For more information on your privacy please visit Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s Privacy Statement page:
Aimee (Louise) Somerville is a photographer who explores gender and beauty standards throughout her self portrait projects. She featured in an exhibition in Belfast Exposed Gallery along with her fellow classmates in 2019 titled 'The Collective'. She also uses gender expression within her portraits showcasing the normality of men wearing makeup.
Andrea Hayes is a Textile Artist based in Cookstown, Co.Tyrone. She produces one-off artworks which are painted, appliqued and embroidered. These are sold through specialist outlets & galleries and have been exhibited extensively, created for bespoke commissions and purchased for collections. Andrea has over 10 years experience in facilitation in workshops and art classes specialising in textile art, feltmaking, silk painting as well as general arts and crafts to adults and children of all abilities.
Common Ground’s mission is to create a space where individuals and groups from all communities can explore their relationships with the natural environment and each other. We have an Expressive Arts programme – in keeping with the mission a range of artistic media are applied to encourage a deeper relationship with self and nature. Activities include - poetry writing, printmaking, photography exhibition, pop up gallery, musical and poetry evenings.
DU Dance (NI) offers inter-generational, cross-community & inter-cultural projects, one-off workshops & performances. We use dance as a tool for expression & development. With an emphasis on work with young people our work leads to improved confidence/self-esteem, development of communication /group skills & increased physical activity in a challenging but supportive & fun environment. We operate an inclusive policy of participation, without preconception of ability or audition & work with all communities.
We are the Ulster Regional Resource Centre for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. At Dún Uladh we offer a range of classes to suit different levels. We have accordion, bodhrán, flute, banjo, fiddle, tin-whistle, singing and concertina. As well as this we organise concerts and events to cater to the needs of the surrounding areas.
The Enniskillen Annual Drama Festival is a nine night amateur drama festival staged annually in the Ardhowen Theatre each spring since 1980. It is affiliated to the ADCI (Amateur Drama Council of Ireland) and the AUDF (Association of Ulster Drama Festivals). It was founded by a small group of local drama enthusiasts to celebrate the best of amateur drama, to foster and encourage excellence in amateur production and to bring a varied range of dramatic productions to as wide an audience as possible.
Erne highland Dancers were formed in September 2009 and are based in Enniskillen. The highland dance group are involved in both competitive and performance highland dance. Highland Dancing and the music associated with it are integral parts of the Ulster-Scots cultural movement, and we are dedicated to the promotion, conservation and development of this fundamental component of Ulster-Scots. Classes are available for all children in the community from 4 years upwards and is suitable for all abilities.
Exit does Theatre are based in Tempo in Fermanagh operating across borders & throughout Ireland North & South - developing high calibre contemporary theatre as well as engaging with the communities of the border region within a socially engaged context.
The object of the club is to promote access to and enjoyment of art house & foreign language films, films of culture not usually available on the commercial circuit, and to show films that may be relevant or have a special interest for our members/audience. Also to support local Irish & Northern Irish film makers by promoting & screening films made in Ireland & GB.
Fermanagh Scottish Country Dancing Group meet every Tuesday (term time) from 8 – 10 p.m. in Derryvullen South Community Hall, Tamlaght (Just off the main A4 Enniskillen to Belfast Road). Current members come from all sections of the community and all parts of Fermanagh. We are part of the world-wide Royal Scottish Country Dance Society which has members and dance activities in nearly every country in the world (www.rscds.org). You do not need a partner to join in. Wear flat shoes for your own comfort.
I'm an artist from Dungannon who specialises in Printmaking. I provide creative workshops to schools, community groups and a number of art centres. I have many years experience with all ages and abilities. I also produce art for craft fayres and exhibitions. I had three solo shows last year with another solo show this year and two group exhibitions.
Children's book - 'The Heroic Escapades of Whiz Macgael' for age 7 - The three entertaining stories, colourful photographs and antics cleverly introduce dog empathy and responsibility, fire risks, water rescue and safety as well as early language learning for Irish and French. Creative resources and talks are available to accompany the book with further information including a book sample and information sheet on whizmacgael.ie Purchase on graultana.ie Talks on complementary therapies are also available.
Available for workshops and classes for themed projects, particularly for children. Work in concept mapping, drawing, painting, modelling clay, creative writing and storytelling. Marianne has been facilitating workshops and classes for 20 years. Also experienced in professional development for adults, particularly artists.
My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience. I endeavour to recreate an atmosphere and evoke nostalgic memories for the viewer by my personal interpretation. My styles are a fusion of Sgraffito techniques and Traditional, working in Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolour, all my works are original pieces. I have been painting for over twenty years and have recently completed a Degree course in Fine Arts, in Belfast . I have also had the opportunity to teach recreational classes.
The shed has 51 members with around 15 to 25 attending daily there are monthly meetings opening hours are 9.30 am to 1 pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday. There are willow weaving, upholstery and keep fit classes with qualified instructors. Members can also work on their own projects in the fully equipped workshop as well as make use of the computers. Lunch is available at £1.50. We welcome visitors and new members to the Shed at any time it’s open there is no formal referral process just call ahead.
Music in Fermanagh, a registered charity set up in 2014, aims to bring more Classical music to Fermanagh audiences. On average they have delivered four very successful concerts and workshops (for students) annually to local audiences in Ardhowen, Castlecoole and St. Macartan's Cathedral. They endeavour to showcase ensembles of the highest standard, for example The Vanbrugh Quartet, pianist Finghin Collins and Fidelio Trio as well as promote local artists. eg Andrew Irwin and Kristan Swain.
Ulster-Scots Marching Flute Band - playing 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, Ff & Picollo together with a drum corps. Indoor concerts & Parades. Formed in 1976 the band is based in the townland of Edenderry just outside Omagh, County Tyrone and comprises a mix of males and females ranging in age from 10 years to 60 years. The style of uniform is akin to that of the Royal Marines - Blue tunics/trousers trimmed with red and white pith helmets. Style of music - Traditional Ulster-Scots and military marches played
A fun-filled ukulele based group, available to play at just about any and every event. Audience participation is always a distinct possibility as we have a wide selection of percussion instruments, available for the public to join in for more fun! From two players at any time, to an orchestra! Based in Omagh, but always available to play throughout the province. Acoustic and electric performances. No age limit!
Rachel Leary designs and creates contemporary ceramic wares for the home, office and unique gifts, inspired by our Irish countryside. Rachel also provides facilitated clay and painting workshops which can be tailored to you budget and timescale, and brought to your community centre or group space. Projects include ornamental birdhouses, plant pots and wall art. Themed and seasonal workshops are also available. Please get in touch to discuss options.
LECTURES AND TALKS. Richard Pierce has established himself, for many years, as a lecturer on all things artistic and cultural. He has lectured at Queen's University Belfast, the University of Saint Louis in Senegal, the University of Hyderabad in India, the Beckett Festival in Enniskillen, The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, the Fermanagh Live Festival, the National Trust.
Sheena is a community dance artist who works across Northern Ireland and internationally. Her work includes dance for older people (focus on dementia & Parkinson), dance for young people and dance for children and adults with a range of disabilities including VIP and Autism. Sheena graduated with a BA Hons in Dance at LIPA in 2008 and since has worked with a range of companies including DU Dance NI, Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre, Open Arts, Mid Ulster District Council (Cookstown & Dungannon) and Maiden Voyage
We support arts, culture and heritage organisations to understand and grow their audiences. We believe that culture can transform lives and that everyone should have access to this opportunity. First, we help you to understand who your audiences are, and who they could be. We do this by using solid research and gathering the right data. Secondly, we help you use these insights to make a change.
Bennett is a tortured writer based in Co. Fermanagh. She performs poetry and memoir about the beauty of the Fermanagh/Leitrim landscape, and the shenanigans of her family and other creatures. In 2019, Hedgehog Poetry Press launched her first micro-pamphlet of poetry entitled ‘Borderlines’. Bennett has performed her work at over sixty events, including festivals, and on BBC Radio Ulster. Contact her for performance bookings via the links below.