Category: Creative

The Creative Path Information Sessions

Come along and find out more about The Creative Path on THURSDAY 6th AUGUST 2015 at 10:30am until 12:30pm OR the evening information session at 6pm until 8pm. Meet Ursula, our facilitator and talk with previous participants to hear their stories. The Creative Path is all about discovering and recovering the sense of creativity inherent in each of us, which often gets buried beneath the stresses and strains of modern living. Venue: The Playhouse, Artillery Street, Derry – Londonderry  All welcome!

Major issues facing Derry’s older people

I read this concerning article in this weeks Derry Journal. Below is a few short paragraphs of the article.

A major new health survey involving almost 700 older people in Derry’s Triax area has found that almost 60% suffer from low mood and anxiety related conditions. The figure is more than twice the average for the north, when compared with the Health Survey NI for 2012-13 for those aged 55 and over.

The new Derry survey of people aged from 59 through to 90s also found that 51% are suffering from arthritis, with almost as many diagnosed as having high blood pressure, and over a quarter having heart problems.

 Around one in three of the 668 people surveyed in the Creggan, Bogside, Brandywell and Fountain areas have respiratory problems such as asthma or COPD, while 17% have diabetes.

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CTEIP End of Program Event


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Hollie Carroll, Project Officer, Tara Herron, Invest Northern Ireland, Ursula McHugh, participant, Eoin Lennon, mentor, the Mayor, Councillor Elisha McCallion and Bernard Toal, NORIBIC pictured at a networking event as part of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Clinical Innovation Programme in Bridie’s Cottage in the Craft Village. Picture Martin McKeown.

Thank you to Derry City and Strabane District Council, NORIBIC and a special thanks to;     

 Eoin LennonSarah Nic Lochlainn and Ciaran Murray for their brilliant business mentoring.


WIN £500 in Hobbycraft vouchers and more in prizes.

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This April, Do ‪#‎SomethingBrilliant‬ is celebrating the wonderful world of craft with a brand new competition – Make #SomethingBrilliant.
From sewing and paper craft, to knitting and recycled art, makers and hobbyists can turn their passion into prizes!
Simply submit a photograph of a handmade creation for a chance to win! We’re particularly excited to discover the makers and artists using their creativity for good, crafting for local communities, charities and people you know.
Make #SomethingBrilliant coincides with the Community Channel premiere, on 1 April, of Crafty Beggars, presented by Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner Webster. Wendy and Julie will judge the competition entries, selecting one winner and three runners up.
The winner of Make #SomethingBrilliant will receive £200 worth of vouchers for Hobbycraft, a pair of tickets to a Hobbycrafts Show and a year’s subscription to Crafts Beautiful Magazine. Three runners up will each receive £100 Hobbycraft vouchers.
The competition opens on Wednesday 1 April 2015 and closes on Wednesday 22 April 2015, with the winner announced on 29 April 2015