…..but art will live forever! Art was very much the focus of the evening last Wednesday night (1st July) as Stix and Stones celebrated its first birthday by playing venue to the first ever Arts Dragons event. And what better way to celebrate our first birthday than to raise money for the arts in Northern Ireland.
Hosted by Mairtin O'Muilleoir MLA in association with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts & Business NI, Arts Dragons gave four arts organisations, Kabosh Theatre Company, Belfast Film Festival, Wheelworks, and Belfast Community Gospel Choir the opportunity to pitch for financial support from leading business organisations.
The evening was also attended by several special guests including actress Bronagh Waugh (Hollyoaks, The Fall) who spoke about the importance of the arts and the impact relationships between arts and commercial organisations can have.
(Stix and Stones management team with Bronagh Waugh and John Linehan)
Overall, the night was a massive success with over £22,600 raised for the Arts community in Northern Ireland and a great nights fun for all involved.