THE economic and social benefits generated by the Loyal Orders and marching bands community amounts to almost £55 million per year, a new report has found.
‘The Socio-Economic Impact of the Traditional Protestant Parading Sector in Northern Ireland’ – funded by the Department for Social Development – outlines for the first time the economic footprint and social capital contribution of the organisations to wider society.Read More
WHEN the members of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge got their heads together two years ago to try and thrash out a plan of action in terms of highlighting the story of Orangeism in the Maiden City, they quickly realised who their target group ought to be.
“The young people are the future of this city,”says the Lodge’s City Grand Master, James Hetherington.Read More
THE City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge have revealed their forthcoming programme of free cultural events planned as part of the Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture celebrations.
Entitled A City Grand, the line-up will include a touring drama production, art exhibition, lectureRead More
NORTH Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey is encouraging local bands to apply for funding from the Arts Council.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has confirmed that they will run the Musical Instruments for Bands Funding Scheme this year.Read More
The City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge last night revealed their forthcoming programme of free cultural events being planned as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.Read More
The Arts Council have today launched their Musical Instruments for Bands funding scheme. Grants available up to a maximum of £5000 per band.
The application process closes on Thursday 25th April at 4pm. Application forms and guidance notes are available from the ACNI website