Our Projects and Initiatives

Holywood Shared Town has undertaken a wide-ranging variety of projects in the local community. 


Projects have improved the local environment, encouraged community participation and togetherness, increased local knowledge of history and provided opportunities for cultural and social engagement in the Town and surrounding areas. 


Take a look below at some of our initiatives, past and present. 

‘Entity / Spéirbhean’


Holywood Shared Town and Quotidian have come together to produce a brand-new performance piece with local artists from different artforms. What started as an idea for a series of performances has, because of the Covid restrictions, resulted in the making of a short film, with the hope of live shows later in the year.


The piece combines literature, dance and filmmaking. It is written by the distinguished multi award-winning author, Myra Zepf (in Irish, with translation). The choreography is by the young emerging artist Clara Kerr who also dances in the piece. Jo Guthrie, an award-winning director and designer, is directing and editing the piece.


It takes a fresh look at how women inhabit their bodies across the span of their lives and is a celebration of the beauty of female resilience, told through spoken word, dance and film.


With a cast of women and girls aged 8 to 80, the film, entitled ‘Entity’, or ‘Spéirbhean’ in Irish, illustrates how women of all ages can rejoice in the lifecycle of their bodies. The film reflects on women’s thoughts and feelings through movement, with a sensitive and joyful look at the inescapable physical and emotional changes that time brings.


It is set to an exquisite musical arrangement by saxophonist and composer Dafydd Williams – a poignant soundtrack that evokes a memorable backdrop for the piece.


‘Entity / Spéirbhean’ was created by a team of collaborators all working within current government guide-lines.