31st Aug 2015

Most Popular Projects

WOMAD: The World Of Music Arts & Dance

WOMAD: The World Of Music Arts & DanceThe WOMAD (World Of Music Arts & Dance) is the world's most prestigious International Arts Festival spanning over 25 countries since 1980. WOMAD was co-founded by rock icon, Peter Gabriel and from the outset the WOMAD name has reflected the festival's idea; to be embracing but non-definitive, inspiring and outward looking and more than anything, enthusiastic about a world that has no boundaries in its ability to communicate through music and movement.

The WOMAD Outreach Programme in Northern Ireland is managed by Beyond Skin and offers high quality workshops in world music, arts and dance leading to showcase events.

1. Between 2013 and 2016 a WOMAD workshop programme will take place across Northern Ireland / Ireland.
2. Showcase WOMAD events will take place throughout Northern Ireland each year - WOMAD festivals in 2015 & 2016/17 in Belfast.
3. WOMAD workshop showcases feeding into local community events/festivals.

WOMAD in Northern Ireland website: www.womadni.com

Interactive Music & Movement Experience (iME)

Interactive Music & Movement Experience (iME)A unique experience that is never the same twice, as the participants become the performance.

Designed & developed by Beyond Skin and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the iME is a high impact diversity learning workshop through world music & dance delivered by a professional band of local & international artists. Depending on size of space we can cater for very large numbers.

"Best workshop/music project I have ever been part of in 15 years of teaching"
- Primary School teacher at an iME Workshop.

More details: www.beyondskin.net/ime.php

Parallel Versing: Northern Ireland - Sri Lanka

Parallel Versing: Northern Ireland - Sri LankaHow about taking your school or youth group through a creative journey to Sri Lanka? No passport needed.

Parallel Versing is a diversity & global education music project through a partnership between children in two post conflict countries.Designed and delivered by the organizations Beyond Skin (N. Ireland) and The Music Project (Sri Lanka); new music is created using new and simple technology to produce audio/visual recordings featuring young people from two countries on the same track. Through the process young people exchange handmade gifts, letters and information about their own cultures.

"The Parallel Versing Project recognises that young people, regardless of their ability, position in society, or socio-economic status, have inborn creative capacity for unbounded achievement."

Project website: www.parallelversing.com

The Epic Extra Ordinary Eagerly Awaited & Really Rather Good Community - Cultural Quiz

The quiz is a unique cultural learning game were people from local indigenous communities compete against people representing international & new communities.

It is designed to challenge myths, stereotypes and educate people about Northern Ireland history and culture. Questions can range from innocent public transport questions to strategically placed religious/cultural questions about Northern Ireland. The quiz can be hosted anywhere and is presented in a relaxed & fun environment, with buzzers, live interlude music and everything like!

The quiz is tailored to putting together teams with people from your own community.

Homely Planet

Homely PlanetPromoting World and Roots Music & Cultural Education within Northern Ireland...Positivity, Interculturalism, Respect.

Produce your own radio programme & connect with the world.

Homely Planet is an online media network broadcasting 24/7 globally over the internet giving a platform for anyone to produce and broadcasted radio programmes in an aim to assist cultural relations through diversity & global education. Programmes centre around race, identify, religion, diversity, global citizenship and global development; all complemented by a playlist of world, folk & roots music.

Homely Planet website: www.homelyplanet.org

Gaau Village Workshop

Gaau Village WorkshopGaau means 'Village' in Nepali Language.

This project concept was developed by the Beyond Skin management team and a few of our artists from Nepal from the charity Sahti Nepali.

We recreate a world village in your community centre or school hall. We use arts, music, dance, fashion & food to facilitate a learning process where participants can explore a different cultures in a creative interactive environment.

A special version of the project is timelined as a day into 2hrs were participants experience how it would be to live in a remote rural village in Nepal.

Video link on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WIoAKU8cqA

Archive websites & resources

The Motion Project

The Motion ProjectNorthern Ireland's Largest Multicultural Music Collective.

The 'Motion' Project originated from a Beyond Skin CD project in 2006; 'Music from a Diverse City' and during the subsequent years became Northern Ireland's largest multi-cultural music collective touring around Northern Ireland providing unique world music interactive experiences, programs and performances.

It was through the Motion Project that the iME interactive music experience was developed which became Beyond Skin's most successful and longest running project.

Still going to this day and still as popular.

Please visit the iME page: www.beyondskin.net/ime.php

Archive Motion Project webpage with related links: www.themotionproject.net

The Next Village

The Next VillageGlobal Education & Development Radio Series & Resource, The Next Village was an internet radio series produced in Belfast by Maurice McCartney.

The aim was to provide an introduction to, and analysis of, issues of importance to our global neighbours, as well as highlighting the ways in which these issues affect us here too.

The series explored some of the themes related to the Millennium Development Goals.

The Next Village website: www.thenextvillage.org

Soundcloud link: http://soundcloud.com/homely-planet/sets/the-next-village

Youth In Motion (YIM)

Youth In Motion (YIM)Youth in Motion is a project inviting young people from all communities, religious and ethnic backgrounds, in Northern Ireland, to create new music with assistance from professional musicians representing different countries.

Through improvised music sessions participants get a chance to express their ideas to form compositions to produce a professional recording.

Youth in Motion projects take place in various locations throughout Northern Ireland.

Youth in Motion webpage on Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/youthinmotion

Belfast East

Belfast EastThis initiative concentrated on the area of East Belfast, were Beyond Skin's first office was located.

Since 2008 Belfast East has rolled out 3 Phases (1 per year) of projects: Phase 1 dealt with Music & Arts, Phase 2 looked at Global Connections and Phase 3 continued the idea from Phase 2, adding in sharing and educating culture through music.

All project information has been archive online: www.belfasteast.net

One Giant Leap in N.I.

One Giant Leap in N.I.1 Giant Leap is the creation of Jamie Catto originally from the band Faithless and producer Duncan Bridgeman. The 1st film fuses music, words, sounds and images from a diversity of musicians, storytellers, authors, artists and thinkers from many different cultures.

The 2nd film "What About Me", released in 2008, features an incredibly diverse collection of collaborators from Noam Chomsky to Will Young, Maxi Jazz to Tim Robbins and many others.

1 Giant Leap has played a massive part in the development of cultural relations in Northern Ireland that we feel needs wider recognition. It inspired and drives the concept of Beyond Skin. After initial introduction in 2004 - which created an impact way beyond expectation - it drove the formation of The Motion Project and Homely Planet Radio. The ethos & methods of 1 Giant Leap has been the common thread throughout all Beyond Skin projects since and will continue to be.

1 Giant Leap in Northern Ireland: www.beyondskin.net/1giantleap/1giantleap-about.htm