Bluebell Arts Project

BAP is a community Arts programme. The project facilitates arts activities depending on the needs of the target group. The aim of BAP is to engage community groups and individuals in a wide range of arts activities, specifically designed to insure the participants achieve a sense of ownership, confidence and a means of fulfilling their true potential.


For 10 years BAP has been supported by Arts Council N.I and has successfully engaged those marginalized and isolated within society; creating opportunities for communities to work together in a safe, creative environment with those of differing religions, ages, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientation.


Empowering the Artist stage two

After the success of this project last year and based on feedback, we are developing the project further by introducing artists talks from Ocubo an international arts studio on career development. Other training sessions such as applying for funding and Lone Worker Training will be offered.

Date: September 2012 – June 2014

Location: Gasyard Centre, unless stated otherwise at time of workshop

Craft Circle

During the first part of the project the group will make a selection of soft furnishings which incorporate a variety of textile art techniques suck as creative embroidery, quilting, applique and decoupage, free machining and stippling.
To develop the Craft Circle further we are introducing screen printing and dying techniques. The group has decided to make a large scale Art Quilt introducing non-traditonal textiles suck as paper and plastics.

Date: September 2013 – June 2014

Location: Arts Factory, Gasyard Centre

Keep Her Knit

Keep Her Knit! Has beginnes, intermediate and advanced sessions.
There is an introuction to new and contemporary knitting techniques and amterials/yarns suck as: crocodile, yoyo, Irish crochet and broomstick lace they will also be encouraged to enhance their design skills and develop their creativity by manipulating patterns in an innovative way.
To develop their skill base the group will have organized a fused glass button/brooch making workshop.
The work will be showcased at a fashion show during Gasyard Wall Feile 2014

Date: September 2013 – June 2014

Twice Upon a Time

This project was borne out of the City of Culture celebrations. Bluebell Arts Project working in partnership with Artichoke Productions and international artists studio OCUBO, are working with the children of the city to create a light and sound installation.
The workshops will be facilitated at the Arts Factory, Gasyard Centre and in the Fountain Primar School, culminating in a huge light spectacle during Lumiere Festival at Ebrington Square.

Date: September 2013 – November 2013

Body Talks! – Non verbal communication music Dance and drama workshops

Bluebell Arts Project working in partnership with the Charity AFASIC (unlocking speech and language) are developing a project where the children engage in workshop with our gihly qualified and experienced drama and music facilitators. Culminating in the production of a showcase event, at Christmas for their parents and teachers.

Date: September – October 2013

Fete by Ron Haselden


This project is part of Lumiere festival as part of City of Culture 2013; it aims to promote cultural understanding, community cohesion and reconciliation.

A celebration of light and sound by Ron Haseldon, where shifting carnival lights waltz in time to nostalgic poular melodies from France and Holland, inviting coumminites of Derry to rejoice in Lumiere.

Date: November 2013

Location: Arts Factory, Gasyard Centre

Halloween / Spring Cross Coumminity, Intergenerational Carnival Project

In partnership with Northwest Carnival initiative we cafilitate a series of Costume, prop-making and choreography workshops for children, youth and older people from the Triax area to take part in Halloween and St.Patrick’s Day Carnivals. It is a great opportunity to showcase the city’s talents on the streets and adds to the local cultural identity.

Date: October 2013 – March 2014

Monday Club – Lights, Camera, Action! Celebrating our Culture


In this project we will work in partnership with Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum Older Peoples Services Forum – Monday Club.
The project will run overt 15 weeks targeting 40 local older people and the workshops will include storytelling/reminiscing, singing, dancing and drama. The theme will reflect the areas history and culture allowing the participants a means of expressing where they see themselves within the community/historical context, culminating in a showcase event at the end.

Date: August – October 2013

Contact Info:

To take part in on for further information contact:
Fiona McGonagle Tel. 028 7126 2812