Bealtaine 2018, Ballina Arts Centre

Programme of Events

Ballina Arts Centre

The Ballina Arts Centre have a fantastic line up of films and workshops in celebration of Bealtaine; which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age.  There are events taking place all over the country, below is what is taking place in the Ballina Arts Centre.


Ballymun Lullaby (Dir: Frank Berry / Ireland / 2011 / 72 mins)

Thursday 10th May, 2.30pm

Ballymun Flats, the Republic of Ireland’s only highrise community was created in the 1960s to solve a housing crisis. This inspiring documentary follows music teacher Ron Cooney and the kids of the Ballymun Music Programme through the creation of a choral and orchestral album.

Admission Free

Guess Who’s coming to Dinner (Dir: Stanley Kramer / USA / 1967 / 108 mins)

Thursday 31st May, 2.30PM

A liberal white couple (Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, in Tracy’s last appearance) put their platitudes to the test. They always taught their daughter that all people are created equal, regardless of race or religion… Until she unexpectedly brings home a black doctor (Sidney Poitier) and announces that they’re engaged.

Admission free


An Introduction to Dance and Movement With Catherine Donnelly

Monday 14th & Monday 28th May, 11am

Dance artist Catherine Donnelly will lead a workshop introducing elements of dance and movement. The workshop will take place over two days. Catherine Donnelly founded The Elderberries, a creative movement and dance group for over 55s, in Roscommon Arts Centre over 10 years ago. Her workshops focus on creating opportunities for people to explore their own creativity through movement and dance in a fun and enjoyable way. In partnership with Mayo’s Older Peoples Council, Mayo County Council Community Section, Ballina Arts Centre and Áras Inis Gluaire

Admission: free Booking essential

For Further Information & Booking

Telephone; Box Office 096 7359


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