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Across The Lines Open Mic

The word is out about a truly splendid CROSSING BORDER OPEN MIC happening this Saturday and we are delighted to announce the line-up of Contributors. Showcasing ‘an across the lines ethos’ and celebrating talent and diversity.

Do join us for this event at The Glens Centre You Tube Channel
(Click Link below)
https://bit.ly/3cdFExe

SAT 9 MAY, 8PM

Spread the word! Share with Friends and Family –
South, North, East, West #crossingborders(safely)

We are so appreciative of this collective effort countering isolation. #crossingborders #celebratingplace #liftingourspirits

Supported by Across the Lines IFI Programme
Graphics by Phoebe Dick

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Virtual Open Mic Night!

The Across the Lines IFI funded programme has in the past three years supported Open mic nights, cross border creative writing and song writing sessions in Enniskillen, Blacklion and Manorhamilton. The Open mic nights are about connecting ordinary people who like to perform through their music, poetry, readings, etc. Now as we all are focused on keeping well through this global pandemic, with closed/restricted borders and administrative lock-down, the values underpinning our previous Open Mic get togethers are all the more relevant.
This virtual event also presents an exciting opportunity to connect performers and audience who haven’t been able to physically attend previous Open Mics in this region.

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“A THOUGHTFUL AND TIMELY INTERVENTION” CROSS-BORDER CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IDENTITY

Next Thursday, the 10th October, a new 8-week series exploring Ulster Protestant identity kicks off at the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton, funded by IFI as part of the Across the Lines programme at The Glens Centre. The Actor and director Adrian Dunbar, no stranger to the region comments:

This looks like a thoughtful and indeed timely intervention. The Ulster Protestant imagination continues to struggle free from orthodoxies unique in these islands. Its lore and commitment to our national imagination is unparalleled.

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Cross border SONG WRITING workshops

As part of the Across the Lines (IFI) programme at The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton.

Local singer songwriters Caimen O Shea (The Thing Itself) and Phoebe Dick (Open Mic Manor) will lead three workshops  running concurrently in Enniskillen and Manorhamilton starting Wed 9th October. All participants come together for three final workshop sessions with Leitrim based performer Perry Blake in Lakeland Community Centre in Belcoo.

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I AM FROM Exhibition travels to Enniskillen

The Across the Lines I AM FROM Exhibition travels to Enniskillen. The Exhibition which includes portraits, the ‘Everyday Heroine’ film-poem and and the poem booklet ‘The rest of the Story’ all of which were written or made by men and women in North Leitrim and Fermanagh (as part of the Across the Lines outreach programme) has opened in Enniskillen Island Town Creative Shop , 1 Paget Square, Enniskillen. The creative space is being programmed by the Big Telly Theatre Company and The Glens Centre is delighted Fermanagh Omagh Council and the programmer Paddy McEneaney (a Manorhamilton man) has included I AM FROM Exhibition in the programme. The I AM FROM is now opened and is available to view until the 21st Sept, and it will also be available for vieiwng on Culture Night.
North Leitrim Mens Group, Belcoo Men’s Shed, Enniskillen and Lisnaskea Men’s Shed and meeting together in Ennsikillen on Fri 13th Sept at 11am to launch the Exhibition and other Men’s groups in the area are invited to drop-in on Fri am. (Please let Ruth know by emailing acrossthelines@theglenscentre.com). The groups will also begin the design their next cross border project (Across the Lines IFI) which will result in a short campaign video on the benefits of mens groups, facitiated by Joel Smyth (NLMG) and community film-maker David Spence.

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Choral Spectacular!

“No matter how many walls we build fences we stretch across this landscape….”*

Hawk and the Crow, Hawk and the Crow (Florencecourt Primary School)

Shores Of Lough Bran (Mastersons National School)

Reconciliation (Curravgh National School plus all)

Both sides of the Tweed (Florencecourt Primary school plus All)

This land is your land (All School Pupils)

Common Ground (Robbie Breadon)

Pluirin na mBan (Cathy Jordan)

Quiet joys of Brotherhood (Sing Together Irvinestown and Manorhamilton)

Deep Down in my Soul (Sing Together Irvinestown and Manorhamilton)

From a Distance (Borderlands Southern Gospel Choir)

Hallelujah (BorderlandsSGC and Solo section by Declan Drohan, Eve and Annabeth Drohan)

Sanctuary Words by Vincent Woods. Music: MartIn O’Connor. Performed Cathy and Dave Flynn

Both Sides Now (Ballagh Choir Of Ages)

Moana How Far I’ll Go (Ballagh Choir Of Ages)

Here’s a Health to the company (3 Choirs)

How Can I keep from Singing (All)

Peace Train (All)

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Preparation for A Border Spectacular!

Primary school children from Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh together singing new songs learnt through an inter-schools programme with Cathy Jordan (Dervish) as part of our cross border and cross community Across the Lines IFI programme.  The School groups will be joined by four community sing groups/choirs in A Border Spectacular on Friday the 17th May, Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne.

Come along and be a part of our Border Spectacular. Free event – all welcome!