Thursday, 30 September 2010

Dance Course for Children with Autism

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, partnered with Autism NI's Foyle Parent group, have organised an 8 week dance and movement course for primary aged children with Autism.

Echo Echo and the parents group have been working together for a year to develop an ongoing course designed specifically for those children with autistic spectrum disorder, their parents and siblings.

The weekly classes have been a great success and are well supported by three of Echo Echo's experienced tutors. One parent said: "through the dance I got eye contact with my son."

The 8 week course starts Thursday 7th October at 4pm and costs £25 for the full term.

If you have a child with Autism and would like more information, please contact Sarah Young, Echo Echo Development Officer on 028 7134 2266 or email

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Arts Funding Campaign

The National Campaign for the Arts website has been redesigned and the campaign is gathering pace ahead of a National Day of Action on Friday 17th September and Culture Night in 20 Irish cities, including Derry, on Friday 24th September.

While the arts and cultural sector in the north is well aware of imminent, swingeing cuts, the arts in the Republic have already been devastated by last years draconian cutbacks.

The value of the arts for all elements of Irish society must be communicated as widely as possible and to the key decision-makers.

Have a look, register your support, and tell your friends.