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Culture Night Ballymena

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Yesterday we blogged about Culture Night Belfast and how it had got our Ballymena Today team thinking…

Culture Night Ballymena doesn’t exist just yet.
We aren’t completely sure how our conversations and ideas will evolve but when we do know something we will make a loud noise. In a nutshell we would love to see Culture Night take over the streets of Ballymena but, we have lots to discuss first.

We don’t even know if it’s possible…

Here’s what we do know…

Ballymena is small compared to Belfast. This would obviously be reflected in the development of Culture Night Ballymena. Belfast should always be bigger, better and more varied, it is our capital city here in Northern Ireland and we love how Belfast has been evolving in recent years. Culture is made there…

But what about Culture Night Ballymena?

Ballymena has a rich cultural diversity that stretches across businesses, organisations and community groups. Here on Ballymena Today we regularly highlight a broad range of what goes on around our town. As we have evolved here at Ballymena Today we have often been super excited and encouraged by the eclectic mix of community and culture in our town.

As we said above;

We would love to see Culture Night take over the streets of Ballymena but, we have lots to discuss first.

We don’t even know if it’s possible…

We need a new way

Ballymena Today is not a publicly funded organisation or project. We are a team of people from Ballymena and the surrounding area. We are passionate about our town. We have been using our own skills, resources and time to do what you see here on Ballymena Today.

We recognise that support is vital for small businesses, community organisations and groups to survive but, we also believe that in a town like Ballymena we must go beyond the thinking that public money is required for every new initiative. In a climate of cuts to education and health services we are determined to think smarter for our town.

We need a new way.

Which is why we have lots to discuss first if Culture Night Ballymena is going to exist.

We will keep you posted!