We have an epic start to the week as today we premiere a video from the brand new series All Points: North. This marks the start of a series of online video performances showcasing artists alongside heritage buildings and locations across Northern Ireland. This is an amazing initiative aimed at showcasing our rich and diverse Irish culture.
This is a series of online music videos promoting local, emerging and established musical talent against the backdrop of venues of historical and cultural significance across Belfast City. The project, called All Points: North, will be launched online on 19 March 2021 at 7pm, showcasing some of NI’s foremost digital content creators, musicians and electronic producers filmed against the backdrop of historic buildings located across Belfast, with a particular focus on North Belfast.
Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Department for Communities Organisations Emergency Funding programme, these short films celebrate the past, present and future of the history within the buildings, as well as the creative talent of some of Northern Ireland’s most promising musicians.
The project is managed by BEAMA (Belfast Electronic Arts & Music Academy). The team is made up of digital artists and creative arts managers from Northern Ireland; featuring singer-songwriter Anthony Toner; electronic producer, DJ and label owner Timmy Stewart and creative arts director John Walls, joined by videographers including Ross McClean and Paul Mc Parland.
Artists and locations include: acoustic artist Malojian performing in the Old Carnegie Library on Oldpark Road, singer/songwriter Gary Lutton filmed at St. Joseph’s Church in Sailortown, dance and electronic artist Bloom playing a set in Ireland’s only Hindu temple at the Indian Community Centre, Clifton Street and electronic act Protocol, filmed alongside the historic old pumps at the Titanic Pumphouse.
With the arts sector being devastated by the impact of the pandemic, many musicians, film makers, producers, arts managers, and facilitators have been left with severely affected income streams. All Points: North has provided much needed employment as well as a platform to showcase and promote high quality digital creatives and musicians across the UK, Ireland and beyond.
Looking forward to the launch of All Points: North, BEAMA manager and producer for the project, John Walls said:
“ With thanks to Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Department of Communities, All Points: North will help support the fact that Northern Ireland is fast becoming world- renowned for a vibrant music and arts scene, from singer songwriters, bands, festival and electronic acts. Anyone with an interest in music, architectural heritage and visual arts will enjoy experiencing these incredible performances, framed in some of our city’s hidden architectural gems. Working within the current challenging environment, due to the pandemic, we believe we have produced a series of high quality videos which showcases the incredible talent and beautiful heritage we have here in Belfast. We believe this project is just the beginning and that there is scope to do so much more!”
The project launch will take place on Friday 19th March at 7pm via Vimeo, www.allpointsarts.com, and will be linked across all BEAMA social channels.
Today we premiere the first video from the series, as Belfast producer Protocol steps into the historic, untouched and aptly industrial location playing a live electro set within in the confines of the Titanic Pump-House.
BEAMA Production team.
Producer – John Walls
Production Managers – Anthony Toner and Timmy Stewart
Videographers – Ross Mc Clean & Paul Mc Parland
On Site Audio and Post – John Walls & Connor Dougan