Glasgowbury is a music, arts and multimedia charity promoting community arts and creative industry training in rural NI. Glasgowbury was founded in 2000 by Paddy and Stella Glasgow who developed an annual music festival (2000 – 2013) into the most award-winning festival in Ireland, celebrating and showcasing the best in new and emerging music from these shores. We also operated the Small But Massive Community Cinema.
Over the years we expanded throughout the creative landscape delivering a host of creative and practical projects and initiatives for the rural area of Mid Ulster. We aim to change lives, strengthen communities and nurture talent by using the arts to develop social, economic and creative opportunities for all members of the community. We have established a thriving Creative Hub delivering services tailored to meet the needs of children and their carers, young people, adults and older people and facilitate their participation in the arts, the creative industries and the digital community. The comprehensive programme of projects and events supports all regardless of community background, social status, age, gender, race or disability and actively targets social exclusion and promotes equality while ensuring that poverty and social status are not barriers to participation in our services.
Glasgowbury now hosts the Sperrins Film Festival; the 2020 programme features some of the best films from the last few decades of Irish cinema.