10/06/2022

BCC To Host 'Colour Festival' At Woodvale Park

Belfast City Council has announced a 'Colour Festival' to take place at Woodvale Park next Saturday, 18 June.

The free festival is among a number of events hosted by the Council and delivered by ArtsEkta, as part of the £5.1million EU PEACE IV-funded Forth Meadow Community Greenway project, which aims to promote the greenway as a shared, welcoming, connected and safe space for all.

With music from Global Beats DJ Abhi Singh and DJ Blasé and the Belfast Busking Band along with dancers and workshops to keep all the family entertained, admission is free but participants must register before for entry.

Anyone taking part is encouraged to wear white or light-coloured clothes to absorb the half hourly colour throws at the event to create vivid colour combinations.
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Councillor John Kyle, Chair of Belfast City Council's Shared City Partnership, said: "Our first two Greenway cultural events - Luminate in March and the Swamp Festival in May - were very popular and we know the Colour Festival will be just the same. Come along and enjoy it and this wonderful new space being created in the heart of the city to bring people from all communities together."

Nisha Tandon, Founder and CEO of ArtsEkta said: "This will be the third large event along the Greenway celebrating the pathways which make us feel brighter, healthier and happier. We look forward to putting on more events throughout the Summer to bring the Forth Meadow Community Greenway to life this year. Why not bring along your own picnic or enjoy delicious dishes from our street vendors on site to make it a fun day for all the family."

The event is free to attend but you must register in advance.

Forth Meadow Community Greenway is being delivered through Belfast City Council's PEACE IV, Local Authority Action Plan. This Action Plan has been funded through the EU's PEACE IV Programme, which is managed by The Special EU Programmes Body. Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

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