Creative Causeway in Ballymoney Town Hall

CREATIVE Causeway is an exciting new programme of arts and crafts workshops, demonstrations and lectures which offer participants the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of applied arts. It features award-winning art practitioners of international distinction working in glass, precious metals, jewels, reclaimed materials, ceramics/ mixed media and creative writing.

Funded by the Garfield Weston Trust, University of Ulster, with additional support from Causeway Coast Arts, it takes place across the Causeway Coast area and there are a number of events taking place in Ballymoney Town Hall.

On Tuesday 7 May, author Bernie McGill will facilitate, a Creative Writing workshop. Writing From Scratch takes place from 7-9.30pm and costs £5. The following Tuesday 14 May, Bernie will then present an evening of readings from her own work including her debut novel, The Butterfly Cabinet which has received international acclaim. This will take place at 7pm and admission is free.

On Saturday 11 May, artist Rachel Dickson will facilitate a Paper Sculpture workshop where participants will make their own decorative bird boxes and create their own three-dimensional story using card, found papers, old photos, bits of text and drawings. The workshop takes place from 10am-3pm and costs £10 for materials.

Jewellery-maker Diana Lyness will give a talk and demonstration on Jewellery-Making on Wednesday 15 May from 10.30am-12.30pm. Admission is free. This will be followed by a workshop on Saturday 18 May where participants will make their very own piece of jewellery from start to finish. This takes place from 10am-4pm and costs £15 for materials.

Places for all workshops are limited so booking in advance is essential. To book a place contact Ballymoney Town Hall 028 2766 0230.