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Beginner 2 Band Autumn 2016

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Are you between 13-17 years old and want the opportunity to create, record and perform original music?  We are pleased to say Beginner 2 Band (B2B) Autumn 2016 is waiting to hear from you.  This will give you an opportunity to work with professional tutors to produce and perform your original music.  The sessions will vary from week nights or Saturdays depending what suit you best.  To register follow the link and complete the online form.  Not forgetting to select which group you would like to attend.


Music Technology Work Experience 2015

Music Tech Work Experience 2015

On the 1st April the AmmA Centre welcomed this years applicants for music technology Work Experience.  Being April fools day some participants weren’t entirely happy that they weren’t recording Nathan Carter as they had hoped.  The first day was spend familiarizing themselves with the studio enviromnent, testing equipment and recording.  The preparation was worth it as on the second day Armagh based Metal Band “Sentinel” arrived at the centre to record.  It was a loud day, to say the least!   Plenty of thunderous drums and wailing guitars, not for the faint hearted.  The participants done a great job of guiding the band through the session and the track will be available very soon.  Check out the band at  To see what our participants thought check out their video here.

Winter Poems at Kingsmill

A big thumbs up to the students of Kingsmill Primary School for their great work recording their winter poems.  During the workshop the students worked on garageband on the iPad to record their poems and produce a soundtrack. You can watch their behind the scenes video showing the students completing their compositions here.    A huge thank you to all the students involved and Mrs O Hara, Mrs Gamble and the Principal Mr Campbell for their enthusiasm and hospitality.

Help Protect NI’s Creative Learning Centres & Film Education Programmes

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The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has asked organisations that are funded through Northern Ireland Screen to prepare for a 50% cut in funding in 2015-16.

Such a massive cut would have a devastating impact on the groundbreaking work of the Creative Learning Centres in Derry~Londonderry, Belfast and Armagh, which are used by thousands of young people and teachers each year.

Landhead Primary home of the Superhero!!

A big thank you to the students of Landhead Primary Ballymoney for their enthusiasm and hard work during the recent Animation and Music workshops facilitated by the AmmA Centre. The students worked on garageband on the iPad to complete an original piece of music and a scripted voiceover to use alongside their animated characters. You can watch their behind the scenes video showing the students completing their animation here. The class were so enthusiastic we even had time to create a creepy Halloween movie. A huge thank you to all the students involved and the staff for their enthusiasm and hospitality (and the best roast chicken dinner ever!!). We hope to see you all again very soon.