The Playhouse Artskills Project held a Graduation & Showcase for Artskills participants from Open Call 3, 4, Destined Derry & Destined Feeny who successfully completed the Artskills course.
The Graduation was opened by the Mayor Kevin Campbell in the Theatre who spoke about the value of the Artskills course and acknowledged the funders for giving young people the opportunity to avail of courses such as Artskills.
The showcase displayed Creative Writing booklets, Digital Photography and Web Pages from each group in the Gallery and Plaza area.
The Theatre hosted each group's Film and Video screening & Performance pieces.
Siuan O Doherty and Emmajane Logue presented Graduation Certificates to all participants who successfully completed the course and Destined showcased their song they composed with Creative Writing Facilitator Liam Campbell.
The Graduation & Showcase closed with refreshments served in the Gallery.
"The Graduation was a great success; each group completed a performance, which for many was a great achievement as it was their first time to perform on stage in front of an audience. The Film & video screening showcased a wide variety of short films with much hilarity. In the plaza the groups showcased Creative Writing booklets, Digital Photography & Web Pages, which highlighted the wide range of influences across the three groups." Emmajane Logue & Siuan o Doherty Artskills coordinators.
The Artskills project is funded by the Department of Employment and Learning, The European Social Fund and Arts Council Northern Ireland, Artskills provides young people with the opportunity to gain their essential skills qualifications as well as OCN's in creative artforms, such as creative writing, digital photography, film and video, performance and web design.
For further information about the next Artskills project and enrolment please contact Siuán O'Doherty, Artskills Coordinator, at The Playhouse on (028)71268027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org