Lumix GH5 camera operator/photographer wanted 2021!

Unemployed and live around the
North Antrim coastal area?

We are seeking to recruit someone with photographic/camera skills OR someone who is highly motivated to acquire these skills, to work with us on media production projects in 2021. We are looking for the right person to join our small team, possibly as a volunteer who can quickly learn and help us deliver professional media projects. 

We are targeting people within the north coastal area who may be long-term unemployed, graduate or someone willing to jump into a career change opportunity. We don’t want a CV, we don’t want your show reel or list of qualifications, we would just like you to contact us via the website form and outline in your own words why you would like to get involved with helping produce our media projects 2021?

We cannot guarantee a fully paid position as an employer but potentially we have various Creative Industries opportunities for the right individual/s throughout 2021. We will respond to queries ASAP until the position is taken. Thanks for taking time to read this post!

Contact Us – Breen Centre

Support us when you buy on Amazon!

If you are planning to purchase items this month on Amazon you could really help us by selecting Breen as your preferred charity for Amazon to make a donation 

Thank you and seasons greetings!

Final Community Conversation Event for 2020!

More events planned through 2021

After a very successful run of online events, we will be hosting our final event for 2020 focused on Carrickfergus and surrounding areas. We will be organising more events for ‘excluded’ community workers and projects in 2021 if you would like to propose an event focused on your area and experiences of funding alienation which will be documented in our forthcoming publication, please contact us using the website contact form.

Thanks Breen Centre!

Save the Children Xmas Jumper Day

£293 raised in one day!

We took part in the Save Children Christmas Jumper Appeal on Friday 11th December  – asking all our volunteers and Directors to donate to the appeal and wear a Christmas jumper – we raised £293. Well done everyone. You all looked fabulous 😀

Fare Share Food Project

We have initiated a small collaborative local ‘FareShare’ food distribution project in Rathcoole and Newtownabbey area to help over the Xmas period. If you are aware of anyone who may benefit from food assistance please contact Jim McCracken at the RATH project in the Dunanney Centre

Forest School Resource Centre

Forest School Resource Centre

In collaboration with the NI Forest School Association and Mill Strand Primary School Portrush we are exploring ways to establish a Forest School Resource Centre at Breen Oakwood. We plan to have another online ‘symposium’ event by latest January 2021. If you would like to attend the event please register on our Forest School webpage http://breencentre.co.uk/?page_id=782

ConnectivityNI

Currently in development.....

If you would like to collaborate with us on our ConnectivityNI project please use the website contact form to get in touch and we will respond ASAP!

Skankin in tha dancehall

Rathcoole to Reggae Central

DJ & Breen Centre join forces for ska/reggae history project 2021

Local ska DJ Willie McKee and Breen Centre are set to collaborate with UK reggae producer Daniel (HusslaD) Johnson and legendary reggae/dub/ska/dancehall producer King Jammy based in Kingston Jamaica.

Plans are currently in development to raise the necessary finance to shoot the project on location in Belfast, Kingston and Ethiopia which will explore historical and musical connections between Ethiopia, N Ireland and the Caribbean……more later!

InMusic InMedia Training Courses

In Music In Media Industry Training

Programmes for 2021

If you are a community group, statutory organisation or Government Department interested in developing a bespoke project or collaborating through one of our partner programmes with InMusic InMedia please get in touch as we are now planning socially distanced learning for 2021.

Click above image for more details of our programmes!

Mental-health In a New Direction

Mental-health in a New Direction project!

Here are two examples of recent podcasts we produced around helping to tackle mental health issues in a positive and inclusive way to highlight ‘new directions’ using music by North Coast DJ Darran Wallace. The project aims to embrace personal issues through peer education and support by creating a network of participants and producers.

We have recently applied to Coca Cola Ireland for funding to produce a series of new works which helps cover the spectrum of mental health issues facing young people on the North Antrim coast and beyond…fingers crossed.. we will keep you posted!

Pilot Episode #1 w/Jordan Greer

Pilot Episode #2 w/Gaz Rutherford