Participatory Projects

Every now and again we work with an organisation, a funder or a partner towards a specific goal. Taking the arts into spaces and working with people to create experiences that have an impact on communities and individuals. Below are just some of the projects we have worked on.

As part of Quartered: A Belfast Love Story

Arts & Older People
This was a partnership project between Kabosh and AGE NI, designed and co-ordinated by Carol Moore, who also facilitated drama reminiscence sessions.  The other artists are Paula O’Reilly (Choreography), Kat Reagan (Song), Ed Reynolds (Visual Art) and Genevieve Swift (Costume).

The workshops ran weekly for 8 weeks within the residential homes and the project concluded with a Tea Dance at The Skainos Centre.

The response from centre managers was been very positive with many of the participants communicating in an animated manner previously unseen.

Funded by Arts Council NI

From Oriel to Brexit (Young People Workshops)
A significant element of the overall Oriel to Brexit project worked with young people cross-border through music and drama. in this way they will get to meet their peers and visit communities they would not otherwise go to or have any reason to go to. This built up a cultural awareness amongst them and a familiarity with the ‘other’ and they will also have an opportunity to learn firsthand of the impact the conflict had on communities and on victims/survivors, former republican activists, former members of the security services both north and south, and dispaced people. It will build confidence in young people to engage in difficult conversations in safe places as part of the creative process and the intergenerational dialogue will in itself be an important part of the creative process and lessons learned by the generation who lived through the conflict.

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). We also acknowledge the support of Louth County Council.

Human Chain
Developed in partnership with Arts Ekta, Human Chain was a long-term participatory project based on Seamus Heaney’s final poetry collection. Working with groups across the Mid-Ulster region Kabosh delivered a series of workshop and participatory experiences that explored the work of Heaney and built the capacity of participants through skills development and confidence building.

The project ended in a performance in Seamus Heaney HomePlace Bellaghy in which all participants were able to showcase the skills and work developed through the programme, supported by musicians Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden.

Workshops were delivered by facilitators Mary Jordan and Carol Moore.

Finale performance of a 4-month outreach programme took place on 3rd March 2018, at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy