Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin launch new website

WEB LAUNCH. . . .Group pictured at the interactive website launch and Autumn/Winter Programme launch of Culturlann Ui Chanain on Thursday afternoon last. Front from left are Lisa Anderson, Community Engagement Officer, Culturlann Ui Chanain, Eibhlin Ni Dhochartaigh, Arts Director, Culturlann Ui Chanain, Deirdre McBride, Cultural Divisional Co-Ordinator, Community Relations Council and Helen Henderson, St. Columb's Park House. Back from left, Derek Moore, Londonderry Bands Forum, Gearoid O'hEara, Chief Executive, Culturlann Ui Chanain and Peter Osborne, Chair, Community Relations Council.
WEB LAUNCH. . . .Group pictured at the interactive website launch and Autumn/Winter Programme launch of Culturlann Ui Chanain on Thursday afternoon last. Front from left are Lisa Anderson, Community Engagement Officer, Culturlann Ui Chanain, Eibhlin Ni Dhochartaigh, Arts Director, Culturlann Ui Chanain, Deirdre McBride, Cultural Divisional Co-Ordinator, Community Relations Council and Helen Henderson, St. Columb's Park House. Back from left, Derek Moore, Londonderry Bands Forum, Gearoid O'hEara, Chief Executive, Culturlann Ui Chanain and Peter Osborne, Chair, Community Relations Council.
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A brand new interactive website and Autumn/Winter programme has been launched at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

The online platform, which was created by Derry-based design company Blue Splat, was launched in time to exhibit the Cultúrlann’s largest range of courses and programmes on offer to date.

Over 50 classes and regular activities will commence in September at the cultural hub on Great James Street and throughout the city, and the website is set to be a focal point for hundreds of participants, who will register for courses at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in the coming weeks.

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Marketing Officer, Odhrán Mullan said that the new resource is a testament to the building’s success, both as a facility for the local community, and as a nationally recognized arts venue:

“We are delighted to have a new online presence that vividly reflects the huge volume of cultural activity that is delivered by our team here at the Cultúrlann and also in the local community areas.”

The bilingual website is already rich in content, allowing users to take a podcast course in Irish, browse an expansive library of performances and interviews by visiting musical acts, book tickets for upcoming events and festivals, and lots more.

In addition, the website hosts a multimedia learning resource for schools which highlights the success and ongoing developments of the organisation’s engagement with the Londonderry Bands Forum. Funded through the Community Relations Council’s Media Grant scheme, this resource will be rolled out in secondary schools as part of the curriculum.

Peter Osborne, chair of the Community Relations Council said: “The engagement of the Londonderry Bands Forum with the All-Ireland Fleadh in Derry in 2013 was groundbreaking and the relationship that has developed between these bands and An Gaelaras as a result is highly significant.”

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Elisha McCallion, who was present to launch the website officially, said the developments at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin were strong indicators of a lasting legacy of the City of Culture year.

Full details log on to www.culturlann-doire.ie.