One Place, Many People at The Braid

At the launch of the intercultural artwork exhibition in the Braid Arts Centre last week were Deputy Mayor Timothy Gaston with Jackie Patton, Ivy Godard, Norma Beggs and Rosalind Lowry. INBT 41-803H
At the launch of the intercultural artwork exhibition in the Braid Arts Centre last week were Deputy Mayor Timothy Gaston with Jackie Patton, Ivy Godard, Norma Beggs and Rosalind Lowry. INBT 41-803H

The cultures and traditions of the diverse communities now living in the Mid and East Antrim Council area are being highlighted in a temporary exhibition for Community Relations Week.

The ‘One Place, Many People’ exhibition was the result of the hard work of 72 participants hailing from the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area and runs until Saturday, October 3.

Those participating in the project had the opportunity to explore their own culture, heritage, beliefs and traditions through workshops which were facilitated by renowned artist Norma Beggs.

The fabric based artwork is on display in the auditorium of the Braid Art Centre in Ballymena for just a few days and was supported by various organisations and statutory bodies including the Ballymena Inter-Ethnic Forum, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council’s Arts Services, Housing Executive, Community Relations Council, Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Partnership and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister with the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Good Relations Unit.