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Beginner 2 Band Autumn 2016

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 More »

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Armagh meets Minecraft: Armagh 2.0

Summer is a busy time here at AmmA Centre with all sorts of fantastic creative and digital workshops for young people. Sometimes its easy to confuse the place with a busy school More »

Jack Coder Dojo News Story

CoderDojo Ninja Spotlight: Jack talks about his website project YouthTechNI

From the age of 10, Jack Delaney has been a regular attendee of CoderDojo@TheAmmACentre. From an early age Jack has been very enthusiastic about all things technology related so Coder Dojo was More »

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CoderDojo Returns @ AmmA – 1st November 2014

Coder Dojo is starting again in The AmmA Centre to coincide with term 1. Registration details will be available here shortly and emails will go out to all previous participants. Workshops have More »

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Beginner 2 Band Summer 2014

A busy three days at the centre writing and recording for the Beginner 2 Band participants. With 3 original compositions recorded in the AmmA studio with the help of tutors Warren and More »

St Colman’s Multi Tracking Workshop

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On Monday June 16 aspirant GCSE music students spent an informative afternoon working with AmmA Centre music technician, Mr Niall Totten. The aim of the day was to develop the skills required in order to make live recordings using Garageband. The students spent time exploring different microprhone specifications and microphone placements using a range of instruments from cello to uilleann pipes to voice to guitar. Niall demonstrated basic mixing and mastering techniques including Volume & Pan Automation, Adding Reverb & Echo and EQ Equalisation. All participants enjoyed their afternoon of using the classroom as a recording studio.

The AmmA Centre, Armagh has launched its programme of Creative Summer Workshops for 2014. Any student interested in filmmaking, animation, photography, illustration, motion graphics, iPads to coding and robotics should click on the following link: http://www.ammacentre.org/?p=3691

Beginner 2 Band Summer 2014

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A busy three days at the centre writing and recording for the Beginner 2 Band participants. With 3 original compositions recorded in the AmmA studio with the help of tutors Warren and James. You can here the results on the AmmA Centre sound cloud and there with be a little video to follow soon. Thank you to everyone involved for their enthusiasm and creativity. We can’t wait to have you all back soon.

Creative Learning Award for AmmA Centre and Armagh Observatory

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Staff at Armagh Observatory and the AmmA Creative Learning Centre, Armagh, worked last summer to deliver AmmA’s Project Infinity, which involved a team of eight young people working together to design, construct and launch a weather balloon that would carry a scientific payload to gather data and imagery from the edge of space. The hard work of everyone involved in this project was rewarded on 11th June at the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure’s (DCAL’s) Claire’s Awards ceremony in W5,  in an event that celebrated achievement and outstanding impact amongst the Department’s Arms-Length Bodies and other organizations in the fields of creativity, innovation, education and lifelong learning. Project Infinity was recognized with an award from the DCAL Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín MLA, of a “Highly Commended” certificate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) category.

B2B is Back!

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Are you between 13-17 years old and want the opportunity to write and record original music?  We are pleased to say Beginner 2 Band (B2B) 2014 will be up and running very shortly.  This year we are hosting B2B in 3 areas.  Armagh, Craigavon and Kilkeel.  This will give you an opportuntiy to work with professional tutors to produce your original music.  The session will run over 3 days, 2 days writing and rehearsing and day 3 in the AmmA centre studio (travel will be provided for Craigavon and Kilkeel groups).  

St Patricks College Dungannon TV

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Big thanks to the staff and students in St Patricks College Dungannon for all their hard work during the filming of their healthy eating show and science show.  Using iPads the students scripted and filmed a live 3 camera broadcast using collabrocam.  See them hard at rehearsals here.  After the rehearsals it was down to the nerve wrecking prospect of performing live in front of the cameras.  You can see the final results of the “Healthy Eating Show” here and the conclusions of the science experiments here.