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Please see the news page for our full Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update. Following advice ISLAND Arts Centre is temporarily pausing venue-based activities until further notice - we will continue to monitor the evolving situation to determine when we will re-open. We will update this message, via the News page of our website, and our social media channels.  Read more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Citizen Symbol of Hope

Lisburn & Castlereagh Citizen Symbol of Hope

March 30, 2020

ISLAND Arts Centre is encouraging children and adults across the city of Lisburn and Castlereagh to create a colourful rainbow for their windows and become part of a fun interactive nationwide ‘I-Spy a Rainbow Trail’.

Images of rainbows created by children are springing up in windows across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak. These pictures of positivity have one simple message of hope - We’re all in this together.

Inviting citizens to take part, Alderman James Tinsley, the Chairman of Leisure and Community Development for Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, said:

“It is crucial we all #StayHome#StaySafe and do our part to fight COVID19. It’s also important we look after our mental health and wellbeing by feeling connected and getting creative.

“This simple visual idea is a little day brightener and a wonderful way to let others know, you are thinking of them. So, please help spread the joy and make people smile as they spot your rainbow when passing your home!”


As sharing is caring, we’d also love you to send your pictures to ISLAND Arts Centre too for its digital ISLAND Family Gallery, that can share your art to others across the world. You can send your images directly through our Facebook here.