Here is our guide to whats on in the Ballina Arts Centre this June, keep an eye on the Facebook page for added events.
Jana Laiz is Writer-in-Residence at Herman Melville’s home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (sister city to Ballina). Her latest book is called Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville & Eleanor. Jana Laiz is an award-winning author of children’s and young adult books. Taking place at the Ballina Arts Centre, on Monday, 11th June, at 7pm, she will read from the book and talk about Melville’s relationship with Pittsfield, and how it inspired his greatest work, the novel Moby Dick. Tickets are only €5
On the eve of Yeats Day, Tuesday 12th June, at 7pm Ballina Arts Centre will present an evening celebrating the poetry of WB Yeats. Under the direction of Siobhan Leonard, a host of local voices will read (or sing) works by Ireland’s greatest poet. This event promises to be a real treat! Admission is free. Raffle and donations in aid of the Laura Lynn Foundation – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.
The Ballina Folk Club will be performing at Ballina Arts Centre on Friday 15th June at 8pm, don’t miss this lively fun event.
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