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Art. It plays a big part in the life of a city and its community by increasing peoples’ wellbeing and providing a sense of place for everyone. From funding and training opportunities, information on local grants and bursaries to FREE workshops – there really is something for everyone. This season enjoy a wealth of activities including ‘Twilight Nights by Fairy Light’ our enchanted Hallowe’en Festival at Wallace Park, Murder Mystery at the ILCM or our FREE film screenings and place art at the heart of your community.

To take advantage of our Community Ticketing and Transport Schemes and keep up to date with Community Arts activities, sign up to our Community Ezine. Please contact Lynda.

For further information contact:

Lesley Wilson Community Arts Officer
T: 028 92 509 512 or
E: lesley.wilson@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Caroline Reid Community Arts & Outreach Officer
T: 028 92 509 507 or
E: caroline.reid@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Lynda McCord Arts Administration Assistant
T: 028 92 509 503 or
E: lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk


Latest News

Latest News


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Twilight Night by Fairy Light Celebrations Once Again Set to Delight Thousands of Revellers this Halloween.


The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh, Councillor Tim Morrow and friends are inviting Halloween revellers to dress up and join them for this year’s Twilight Night Twilight Night by Fairy Light which takes on Friday 27 October, 7 – 9pm. 

Set amid the illuminated, meandering pathways of Wallace Park Lisburn, Twilight Night by Fairy Light is renowned for its use of enchanting visuals, carnivalesque  atmosphere, lighting, sound and of course superb fireworks displays. Entrance to the event is by wristband only. 

Whimsical Enchantment

Speaking at the launch, of this year’s festivities, Mayor Morrow said “Twilight Night by Fairy Light is a wonderful, whimsical attraction for families and visitors and a great way to draw our community together in celebration.  I am looking forward to seeing Wallace park transformed into an enchanted wonderland and immersing myself into the fun of the evening.  I am delighted that all proceeds from the wristband sales will benefit my Mayoral Charities, Corrymeela Community and Habitat for Humanity”.

The Mayor was joined at the launch by Alderman James Tinsley, Chair of Leisure & Community Development, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, David Cunningham from Corrymeela, Jeannie McCannHabitat for Humanity and some fairy helpers. 

Last year, Twilight Night by Fairy Light was recognised in the prestigious Families First Awards, as one of the events for which Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council received the accolade for ‘Best Family Entertainment by a Council.’

Alderman James Tinsley, is confident that this year’s event will build on that success. 

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome thousands of visitors of all ages to Twilight Night by Fairy Light 2017.  The event was born out of the council’s desire to create a safe, distinctive festivity, where we could celebrate as a community together, inspired by the unique, beautiful setting of Wallace Park. 

It has become much more than that. Young and old alike, have taken Twilight Night by Fairy Light to their hearts.  Even our local, autumnal weather can’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who attend.  This year’s event will be just as thrilling. 

One of my must see highlights for this year, will be SPARK, a troupe of mysterious high–impact drummers who will transform the park around them with their spectacular live music, movement and lighting effects and of course our finale fireworks display.”

Wallace Park Access

Entry to Twilight Night by Fairy Light will be through the main entrance gates at the Belsize / Belfast and Magheralave Roads of Wallace Park from 7pm on Friday 27 October 2017.  As this is an outdoor event, organisers are reminding revellers to please wrap up warm and dress according to weather conditions on the evening. 

No parking is available onsite and parking restrictions will be in place in areas surrounding Wallace Park.  Traffic Management and Car parking advice are available on www.ISLANDArtsCentre.com.  Visitors are asked to extend all reasonable courtesy to the needs of local residents. 

For safety reasons, Wallace Park will be closed to public access on Thursday 27 October from 10am until 2pm and from 12 mid–day on Friday 27 October 2017 in advance of the city’s ‘Twilight Night by Fairy Light’ celebrations. Following a daylight inspection of the grounds, the Park will reopen at 9am on Saturday 28 October. In addition, Parkmount car–park will be closed from 10.30pm on Thursday 26 October to 9am on Saturday 28 October 2017. 

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