Ballymena to host Music Day event (Fête de la Musique) for #RefugeeWeek

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World Music Day Celebration Event Refugee Week

Showcasing the Building Bridges project with music and dance performances by a diversity of artists including Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis.

Managed by DU Dance NI with Beyond Skin as a project partner, Building Bridges is an intercultural arts project led by a team of four experienced artists. It’s an exciting new venture exploring human stories leading to a public performance. Young people aged 12 to 18 years work along side professional artists over a series of workshops to develop a performance production.

Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis is an intercultural music project developed by Beyond Skin. The project creates shared welcoming spaces for musicians with Refugee or Asylum status to collaborate, socialise and creatively express their culture with a diversity of professional musicians. The group have remained somewhat of an enigma and since launching the project in 2016 the musicians involved have shied away from an overwhelming amount of media interest and interview requests with only a rare BBC Radio Ulster live performance. With local musician and Refugee support activist Joby Fox at the helm as the music director and photographer Rashid Khaidanov as the visual director, the Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis has sparked much curiosity and is the inspirational sound of humanity at its best.

Funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland


Show starts 7.30pm   Ends 9.30pm

FREE  Booking essential
Donations welcome at the event towards development of the projects.    #RefugeeWeek


The Braid Arts Centre, Bridge Street, Ballymena BT43 5EJ
Box Office open: 028 25635 077    Monday to Friday 9.00 - 17.00  Saturday 9.00 - 16.00