Date(s) - 03/06/2015-13/06/2015
An estimated 120,000 people now take part in the Bealtaine festival, making it one of Ireland’s biggest arts festivals. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.
It is a chance for people to make new and challenging work, a chance to communicate traditions between the generations. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long-dormant skill to find a new outlet.
Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups, clubs and associations from every part of the country to run Bealtaine events that celebrate creativity as we age. In 2014 we had 647 organisers. The Bealtaine festival was established in Ireland in 1996 and in 2014, had 647 organisers. It is an Age & Opportunity initiative part-funded by the Arts Council and delivered by hundreds of organisations around the country.
Events for inclusion on the Bealtaine Exhibition @ Central Library :
Events 4th – 18th
A Senior’s Art Exhibition curated by Berna Lawton
May 28 – June 14: Bealtaine Exhibition of art and photography works produced by participants throughout the Festival. The exhibition will be launched on May 29th at 6pm during the Dusk Chorus Bealtaine Celebration Evening.
29th – 3 Jun
Dusk Chorus Bealtaine Celebration Evening. Join our Bealtaine Choir for our Dusk Chorus evening. This evening of wine, cheese and singing is a chance for all to come and celebrate the end of the festival and an opportunity for us to say thank you to all who took part. Hosted by the Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre.
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