Destined Members lead the way with their first showcase

Posted on: 9th July 2013

Destined members based in Feeny took part in their first ever Playhouse Disability Arts Festival this month.

The rural Centre exhibited work they created whilst participating in The Playhouse's Artskills programme. Empowering people with learning disabilities and promoting social inclusion, Destined teamed up with The Playhouse Artskills project in October 2012.

This innovative exhibition displayed digital photography pieces, sample of creative writing collated in a booklet, web design and two short film and videos. Member of destined who took part were Kevin Burke, Marion Canning, Sonia Canning, Roisin Doherty, Sharon McGill and Tracey Rodgers.

Partipicants have had the opportunity to complete OCN'S in Film & Video, Creative Writing, Performance, and Web Design and are currently completing CCEA Literacy in Essential Skills and Digital Photography. Artskills is a creative approaches to literacy project funded by The European Social Fund, Department of Employment and Learning, Arts Council of Northern Ireland & The Playhouse.

Artskills Project Co-ordinator Emmajane Logue said "The Playhouse's Artskills Project has been working in Partnership with Destined since 2012 and this partnership fully embraces the ethos of Destined and the importance it places on the personal development of its membership to enable them to become valued members and full participants in their communities.

"The members have really enjoyed the courses, delving into the opportunity to become creative through various art forms. The exhibition and showcase reflects their hard work and dedication over the past months."

For more information on the Artskills Project please contact Emmajane Logue on 02871268027 or


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