New Chairperson For Ards Arts Committee

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Alderman Deborah Girvan has been appointed as the newchairperson of Ards Borough Council’s Arts Committee and is embracing the new role with enthusiasm.

[caption id="attachment_52057" align="alignleft" width="390"]Alderman Deborah Girvan discusses the future of the Arts in North Down and Ards with local artists Kenny Devon & Bernice Anderson who facilitate Creative Classes as part of the Council’s Art Programme. Alderman Deborah Girvan discusses the future of the Arts in North Down and Ards with local artists Kenny Devon & Bernice Anderson who facilitate Creative Classes as part of the Council’s Art Programme.[/caption]

Ards Arts has a great deal to offer with an exciting programme of events, activities, creative classes, exhibitions and a vibrant programme of community arts.

The upcoming Ards International Guitar Festival is part of the jam packed Ards Arts programme and this October the successful event reaches the milestone of 18 years old.

Chair of Ards Arts Committee, Alderman Girvan, said: “I am honoured to be elected as the Chairperson of Ards Arts Committee. I have always had a strong interest in the arts, especially music and the visual arts. As former Communications Manager for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, I have a good understanding of the difficulties that the creative industries face and will do my best to support the arts which are of a very high standard throughout the Borough. As we move into a new era with North Down Council, I want to ensure that Ards arts continues to be well represented and funded.”

For further information on the Ards Arts programme go to:

 www.ardsarts.com telephone 028 9181 0803 or drop into Ards Arts Centre on Conway Square, Newtownards, and take a look. You can also find Ards Arts on Facebook and Twitter.]]>