A NEW website listing arts and cultural events in the North West has been launched.
The www.happydaysnw.com website provides a one-stop guide to the best family fun experiences in Donegal, Derry and Strabane.
The initiative, which is primarily aimed at engaging more families with arts and culture, is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and is part of the ongoing, cross border, North West Audience Development Project, supported by the North West Strategic Development Fund.
The comprehensive ‘What’s On’ guide involves partnerships with hundreds of cultural partners across the North West. These include visitor centres, theatres, arts centres, entertainment venues, festival organisers and experience providers offering great family days out, ranging from unique and exciting instead adventures to more relaxing cultural activities. The initiative also fosters and encourages public engagement and participation with cultural partners through social media channels.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Councillor Jack Murray, said the region offers among the best family-orientated arts and culture experiences available anywhere.
“The Happy Days initiative is yet another example of the strong partnership approach that exists between our two local authorities and will play an important role in engaging many more families with our rich arts and culture scene.”
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, said the North West has a very rich calendar of arts and cultural events, boasts a great many wonderful destinations and offers some of the most fun-filled experiences on these islands.
Sharon Meenan, Arts and Culture Officer at Derry City and Strabane District Council, said the initiative is designed to enable everyone to easily access information about arts and culture in the North West.
“Whether it’s dancing, crafts, heritage, festivals, literature, theatre, visual arts, sport or learning activities you’re after; Happy Days offers a one-stop guide to what’s on, where and at what time. It also details all of the amazing spaces on our doorstep and highlights access-friendly spaces so you can plan great days out for everyone.”