Urban culture enthusiasts to hit Cregagh

Published Saturday, 02 February 2013
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Two councils have joined forces to launch a Street Life project with a huge outdoor urban event.

Urban culture enthusiasts to hit Cregagh
Local children will get to try their hand at urban sports and activities. (© Lisburn-Castlereagh PEACE III Partnership)

Castlereagh Borough Council and Lisburn City Council have teamed up to provide world-class demonstrations of urban culture staples like BMXing, hip-hop dance and free running for local young people - who will even get to try their hand at learning new skills.

The launch event at Forestside Shopping Centre kicked off what will be a six-week series of workshops at Cregagh Community Centre.

All activities will be delivered under the supervision of the leading instructors in Northern Ireland, who will be promoting the benefits of active lifestyles and safe participation.

Funded by the EU Peace III Programme, up to 1000 enthusiasts got involved in the initial urban exposé on Saturday.

"This event is the latest initiative in the Partnership's hugely successful Sport4Peace Project and gives young people, from right across the two council areas, the opportunity to come and try a wide range of urban sports under expert supervision," Jenny Palmer, chair of the Lisburn-Castlereagh PEACE III Partnership, said.

Workshops will take place from 8 February to 15 March from 7-9pm in Cregagh Community Centre.

Activities on offer will include Trash Fashion, Free Style Football, Hip Hop Dance, Break Dance, Urban Photography, Aerosol Art, Stage Combat, and Roller Disco, all free and open primarily to Lisburn and Castlereagh residents.

Anyone interested in the Street Life programme should contact Castlereagh Community Services on 028 90 494550 or e-mail communityservices@castlereagh.gov.uk.

© UTV News
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