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Mayo Arts Service Bealtaine 2018 Programme

Taking place in the month of May, Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which uniquely celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as we get older.  Be Our Guest is the festival theme for 2018, exploring hospitality, hosting and welcoming. This is apt for County Mayo as the festival relies on the hospitality of organisations, art venues and community groups who are hosting arts events in a welcoming space. Mayo Arts Service has programmed several events and projects in partnership with community groups and arts venues. In the brochure there is a full listing of these along with other arts activities taking place in Mayo for Bealtaine 2018.

Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council is delighted to launch its Bealtaine Programme 2018 alongside the opening of the Hearth Exhibition in the Linenhall Art Centre on the 1st May at 2.30pm. A big thank you to all the venues, groups and individuals associated with this year’s Bealtaine Festival in County Mayo.

Below is a highlight of some of our Bealtaine Events that people can attend:

Launch of Mayo Bealtaine Programme and Opening of Hearth Exhibition - Tues, 1st May at 2.30pm, Foyer, Linenhall Arts Centre,  Castlebar.  All welcome.

Artist Mentoring Project: involves an established artist mentoring an emerging artist.  Mayo poet Ger Reidy will mentor upcoming poet and Hiphop/Alternative artist Finn Costelloe, this will culminate in a reading in the Custom House Studios on Saturday 26th May at 3pm.  FREE EVENT.  Bookings for Reading via Mayo Arts Service.

Dance Residency: Mayo County Council Arts Service is delighted to support dance and movement workshops for over 55’s with dancer Catherine Donnelly in Castlebar, Ballina and Belmullet. In partnership with Mayo’s Older Peoples Council, Mayo County Council Community Section, Ballina Art Centre and Belmullet Art Centre.  

  • Mon, 14th May & Mon 28th May, Ballina Art Centre, Ballina. Admission Free. Booking required. Contact Ballina Art Centre on 096 73593.
  • Thurs, 17th May, 11am – 1pm. Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. Admission Free. Booking required. Contact Arlene on 097-81079

Intergenerational Juggling Workshop and Demonstration: Sat 12th May 2-4pm.

Mayo Artsquad will run this Bealtaine workshop with community-based artist and maker, Rónán Quigley. It is aimed at Grandparent and Grandchild combination. Bookings via Mayo Arts Service by May 10th.  Location: Artsquad, Castlebar. FREE EVENT.

Please contact Mayo Arts Service at 094-9024444 Ext 7558 | 7471 or if you would like more information or a brochure or you wish to book.

You can view the Bealtaine Brochure here: Mayo Arts Service Bealtaine 2018 Brochure


Posted: 24/04/2018
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