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About ISLAND

About ISLAND


Known for our warmth of welcome, ISLAND Arts Centre is a lively, creative hub for people just like you – wanting to do and see things that make ‘our everyday life’ more special.

Enjoy great nights out with live theatre, music, film and dance that’s worthy of your time and attention. Learn and make great art with you own hands in our huge variety of fun, friendly and sociable workshops for all tastes and abilities. Explore our relaxed gallery spaces, XPLORART Sculpture Trail and enjoy the best new and original art from Northern Ireland and further afield.

Create precious family moments with a jam-packed ISLAND Kids programme designed for the liveliest of imaginations. If that’s not enough, you can even experience nature by adventuring the Lagan Tow Path, which leads to Lagan Valley Regional Park.

We offer multiple, professional spaces available to hire throughout the year. Whatever the occasion, our friendly, dedicated team of professionals and skilled technicians will work with you to plan your event and help it run smoothly. Learn more here

Meet the Arts Service Team based at ISLAND Arts Centre

To reach us by phone:

  028 9244 7452


Arts Service Management & Strategic Development

Lesley Wilson

Acting Arts Service Manager


Arts Administration Co-Ordination

Barry Turkington

Acting Arts Administration Co-ordinator

Paula Faye

Acting Arts Administration Assistant


Arts Centre Programming Coordination

Christina Hurson

Arts Programming Co-ordinator

Heather Bulfin

Arts Programming Assistant


Community Arts Coordination

Susannah McKenna

Temporary Community Arts Officer

Lynda McCord

Assistant Community Arts Officer


Arts & Events Technical Coordination

Cathal Magee

Arts & Events Technical Officer

Tim Dougherty

Arts & Events Technician

Richie Lappin

Arts & Events Technician


Arts Marketing & Arts Education Coordination

Úna Casement

Arts Information & Education Officer (Job-share)

Susan Taggart

Temporary Arts Information & Education Officer (Job-share)

Frances McNally

Temporary Assistant Arts Information Officer