Great creative at Castle Mall in theatre, art, music and more!

Mayor John Scott, Francis Gallagher and the team from Big Telly at the creative shop, Castle Mall, Antrim.
Mayor John Scott, Francis Gallagher and the team from Big Telly at the creative shop, Castle Mall, Antrim.

Antrim’s Castle Mall will be abuzz with activity until Saturday, February 25, courtesy of a Creative Workshop opened by Antrim and Newtownabbey Council in partnership with the Big Telly Theatre Company.

The workshop will have lots going on from theatre, music and dance workshops to art installations, poetry slams and adventures.

It is loosely themed around games so look out for those favourite board games and don’t forget to tell us what your favourite games are either at home or in the playground.

There may even be a game you used to play that isn’t popular anymore if so, make that known to the workshop organisers.

The Creative workshop is a professionally led arts programme which supports communities and traders to reanimate town centres and it is the lead up to a unique event called ‘Operation Wolfhound’ which involves history, mystery and stories rooted in Antrim.

Operation Wolfhound is part of Antrim Live Festival, a two day extravaganza of arts and culture set for Antrim Town on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25.

A full list of events can be found by loggin on to www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/antrimlive

Meanwhile, the Big Telly Theatre Company is inviting everyone in the area to tell them something new about the town of Antrim.

Or, if you know a story about Antrim in the past they would love to hear from you too as the project is very keen to support older people to allow them to share their skills to the wider community.

So, if you are part of a group or an individual who would like to get involved contact Big Telly by emailing bigtellyshop@gmail.com or telephone them on 07928647683.