THIS Saturday (31st March) marks the culmination of an exciting music project involving young adults with learning difficulties with a finale performance at the Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, commencing at 8pm.
The project, which has been running for six months, was the brainchild of May McAvoy, leader of the local Superstars Club, who last year made a successful application for funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The project has also been supported by Arts and Cultural Development, Cookstown District Council, and it has proved to be one of the highlights of the year’s programme.
Fairday has been facilitated and led by Ricky Matson and Chris Blake of RiCh Music. Members of the Ulster Orchestra, Ricky and Chris have extensive experience in working with young people with disabilities and they have been the force behind several very successful productions in Belfast. So it has been great to have them lead a similar project in our district. Assisted by fellow musicians, Ricky and Chris have delivered a series of workshops with Superstars and project partners Kilronan and Sperrinview schools and Cookstown Adult Centre since October. Since then the young people have been singing, playing and dancing their way through their practices, finally coming together for this unique and outstanding musical evening on stage at the Burnavon this Saturday. It promises to be an unforgettable experience for all involved!
Admission is free but booking is essential.
To reserve your seat, contact the Burnavon Box Office on 867 69949 option 1.