The Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Brian Heading joins the 'Proud to be Part of Lisburn Steering Group' to launch 'Lisburn City Fest' which will take place on June 25 in Lisburn City Centre.
OVER the past few months a new project has been bringing local people together, regardless of religious or ethnic background, to learn new skills and deliver a brand new Lisburn City Festival called 'Lisburn City Fest'.
Over 100 people have been taking part in training programmes in Music, History and Photography and on June 25 they will be coming together to showcase their work at Lisburn City Fest.
It will also feature other local musical talent, a 'Battle of the Bands' competition, a Celebrity guest presenter, children's entertainment and amusements, photography and history exhibitions. It will take place at three main Lisburn venues; Castle Gardens, Lisburn Square and Castle Street.
Mayor of Lisburn and member of the Lisburn/ Castlereagh PEACE III Partnership which funded the project, Councillor Brian Heading, said: "It is great to see so many participants getting involved in this project. By working together they will create a festival which will promote our City Centre as a welcoming and shared space.'
Lisburn City Fest is part of a wider project which involves bringing together project partners and participants to work together for the first time in Lisburn.
Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of Lisburn City Centre Management said they were proud to be involved in the new project, which has support from all the members of the Steering Group including Lisburn City Centre Churches Group, Lisburn School of Music, Lisburn Cross Community Group and Atlas Women's Centre.
"I am very much looking forward to Lisburn City Fest which is sure to be a great family day out in Lisburn City Centre" he said.
The project aims to allow those participating to discover more about themselves and their neighbours; explore what allows individuals to work together and create the opportunity for community dialogue.
Councillor Margaret Tolerton, Vice-Chair of the Lisburn/Castlereagh PEACE III Partnership, added: "Through supporting projects like 'Proud to be Part of Lisburn' the Partnership aims to bring local communities together, promote inclusion and ensure a brighter and more tolerant society for everyone in the Lisburn area."
For more information on the festival you can visit www.lisburnccm.co.uk.