Ballina Arts Centre – What’s on in November

Music, Exhibitions & Drama

Ballina Arts Centre Veiled spaces
Get planning  – below is a list of  Ballina Arts Centre’s  upcoming events, live music and exhibitions . . . including the beautiful Veiled Spaces Exhibition.

Veiled Spaces: An exhibition by Mary Lavelle-Burke (running now until December 22)

Living on Achill Island, Mary Lavelle-Burke’s work is invariably influenced by the ever-changeable mood of nature, weather and climate. Her recent work presents a veil between myself and places and spaces that are very familiar to her.

Mary explains, “A transitory cloak emerges, built through textured layers of cold wax and oil, creating a mysterious and intangible space between me and my intimate worlds”.

With this temporary separation, the anticipation of the uncovering is felt and there is an eminent dawn of revelation breaking through this veil leading to a vulnerable transparency of matter and spirit.  This exhibition will spark all your senses . . .

Runs until 22nd December. Free admission.

Supported by Mayo County Council


EXHIBITION: Stories Untold: Veronika Straberger & Marie Coyne (Opening: Thursday November 8, 8pm – runs until December 22)

Stories Untold is a joint exhibition project between photographer Marie Coyne, and ceramic artist Veronika Straberger. It is brought together by the love for an island, its people and its history.

Images on clay and paper speak of memories. Traces of stories imprinted into the landscape in the shape of mysterious sea ceramics washed ashore, invite the visitor to embark on an imaginary journey to a distant past.

Runs until 22nd December

Admission free.


THEATRE:  Callaghan’s Place, By John McDwyer (Tuesday, November 13, 8pm)

Beezneez Theatre Company

Paul and Mary Dolan struggle to come to terms with the departure of their only child to study at university.  A mysterious Englishman arrives in their midst and his blossoming friendship with the daughter creates tension and tragedy. For all the seriousness of the underlying themes, Callaghan’s Place is peppered with scenes of outrageous humour.

Tickets: €18/€14. Early booking advised.


MUSIC: Hugh Tinney (Thursday, November 15, 8pm)

Join pianist Hugh Tinney as he celebrates his 60th birthday tour, performing works by composers Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert as well as Irish composer Ian Wilson and British composer Thomas Adés.

Hugh is one of Ireland’s most celebrated concert pianists and has made a major contribution to Irish concert life for over thirty years, including multiple solo recital series, chamber music series, and frequent concerto appearances with the Irish orchestras.

Tickets: €18 / €14.  Early booking advised.


MUSICAL:  “Beauty and the Hideous Beast” – Kilmoremoy Kids Drama Group (Saturday, November 17 at 7.30 pm and Sunday 18 at 4pm)

An arrogant young prince (Jamie Harrison) and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Caoilfhinn Geoghegan) enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Henry McLoughlin). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Rebecca Cronin), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. Produced and Directed by Jack Cronin

Tickets: Adults- €10 Children €7 Family ticket €30 (admits 2 adults and 2 children)

All in aid of Bumbleance Ireland children’s ambulance service!!


For further information and booking, contact

Telephone: 096 73593

Opening hours:

Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm

Opening hours:

Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm

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