Dance Halls Regional Project

PEACE IV Understanding Our Area programme summary and evaluation
10th September 2020
Community Heritage in the Causeway Coast & Glens
15th September 2020

Dance Halls Regional Project

The Plattermen at Quay Road Hall, Ballycastle, in February 1966. Courtesy of the Chronicle & Constitution Archives.

Project Attributes

Project:

DancehallsPEACEIV

Owner:

CCGBC Museum Services

Date:

10th September 2020


‘Let Me Introduce You… A History of Dance Halls in the Causeway Area’ was a project developed as part of the Peace IV Understanding Our Area programme, funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

The dance halls exhibition seeks to remember these once popular establishments through the Bobby Platt Collection. Bobby organised top showband performances during the 1950s and 60s at venues in Coleraine, Portstewart and Limavady. The Chronicle and Constitution archives feature images from the period, along with local memories of the dancehalls which were recorded as part of the community engagement programme element of the project.

Arcadia Ballroom. Coleraine Museum Collection.

You can view a map of the venues HERE and exhibition panels HERE