The Playhouse International Culture Arts Network (ICAN) has had two very special visits this month, with a visit to meet the Queen and a visit to the House of Lords.
ICAN co-ordinator Elaine Forde travelled to Belfast this week to meet the Queen at a special ceremony in the grounds of Stormont to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
She was one of the invited guests attending the celebration for the royal couple's two-day visit to Northern Ireland as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour.
ICAN co-ordinator Elaine Forde also travelled to London to visit House of Lords on Tuesday June 19 to join a delegation from Derry- Londonderry taking part in celebrations for City of Culture 2013.
ICAN was awarded the Cultural Olympiad Inspire Mark for its creative and cultural contribution to the communities of the North West.
This Playhouse project was recognised for its work bringing acclaimed International artists to work with local people, addressing social and political issues through the arts.
ICAN is a three year project which has been part-financed by the European Unions Regional Development fund through EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE II) Managed through Special EU Programmes Body.
ICAN will open 2013 with an international arts conference. This globally focused event will contextualise conflict and post-conflict Derry within an international and peace building context.
For more information about International Culture Arts Network (ICAN) contact Elaine Forde on (028)71 268027 or visit www.icanplayhouse.com
Pictured at the House of Lords, Elaine Forde, Phil Coulter and Marine Thévenet, Project Manager of Artsadmin
The Playhouse International Culture Arts Network (ICAN) is an innovative project with a programme consisting of international residencies, local projects and conferences. ICAN is a three year project which has been part-financed by the European Union's Regional Development fund through EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace III) managed through Special EU Programmes Body.