Children from across Belfast are being offered the chance to have their art displayed in the impressive surrounds of City Hall.

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor John Finucane has laid down a challenge to youngsters attending this year’s Council summer schemes, to design a poster to promote the importance of eco-awareness and the environmental challenges facing the city.

At the beginning of August, Councillor Finucane will select his favourites and the young artists will be invited along to a special unveiling ceremony in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour to see their work go on display.

“Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important for us all as we become more aware of the impact they have on our city and communities, so I think it’s brilliant to get children involved and get them thinking about the environment and the world around them,” said Councillor Finucane.

“And of course I’m delighted to be giving young people an opportunity to see their work displayed in the city’s most iconic building. The chosen pieces will have pride of place in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour – so it’s not everyone that can put that on their CV!”

During the summer, Council’s play service staff provide fun for children in our play centres including junk art, games, art and messy play. For more info email or visit