Here are the upcoming events in Ballina Arts Centre for the weeks ahead. Book your tickets here!
Official Opening: Thursday 31st October, 8pm. Runs until 30th November.
The gallery at Ballina Arts Centre welcomes still life artist Trudie Mooney, whose paintings express balance and tranquility. Soft folds or patterns on fabric soften the hard presence of man-made objects like bowls and jugs. The mood can be one of affinity and closeness or one of quiet detachment.
Opens Friday, 8th November 8pm. Runs until 30th November
Expanding on a series of previous works, ‘As Rare as Hen’s Teeth’ re-imagines urban and rural buildings across the country. Consisting of miniature paintings, the project seeks to document vanishing elements of Ireland’s physical and mental landscape. Specifically depicting old shop fronts with residential dwellings above them, the work incorporates sign writing as a way of letting the structures tell their own story.
These brief statements can either be taken at face value, or interpreted on different levels. The exhibition aims to reflect the socio-history of life in townships and cities, as well as the commenting on the changing culture of Ireland.
Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 8pm nightly
Nephin Theatre Group are delighted to return to Ballina Arts Centre with their new comedy “Danny Darkness” written by Martin Donohoe. Can DJ Danny Darkness and his beautiful silky voice win back a listenership to the fledgling local Radio station or will he run and hide?
Established in 2014, Nephin Theatre pride ourselves on bringing original plays to the stage performed by actors from North Mayo. We can guarantee you a wonderful night’s entertainment. Follow us on Facebook to get updates on our new production and to meet the cast members.
Friday, November 22, 8pm
Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero, sex symbol and Hardy Bucks star hits the road for Ballina this winter!!
After a hugely successful tour in 2018 and 2019 with sold out shows across Ireland we’re delighted to have him here as part of the all new Ballina Comedy Club.
“All my new gained knowledge along with my love for Jambons, Crows and grown men fighting will be bestowed upon the people of the Emerald Isle. So sit back, take off your pants and enjoy the multi layered, high octane shit talk experience of a lifetime. ” – Owen (Don’t take your pants off!) Owen will have a support act on the night.
Saturday, 23rd November, 7pm
Produced and Directed by Jack Cronin.
As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch (Saoirse Allen), a baker (Gavin Gilligan) and his wife (Rebecca Cronin) are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella (Caoilfhinn Geoghegan), Little Red Riding Hood (Laura Jackson), Rapunzel (Annabelle Durcan) and Jack (Henry McLoughlin), each one on a quest to fulfil a wish.
Once again, the group is raising money for a local charity to tie in with our ethos of “Children raising money for children”. A show with love, tears and laughter, this is one for all the family which you don’t want to miss!
Friday, 29th November, 8pm – 11pm
Join Ireland’s biggest lama Kevin McAleer for an evening of living hilariously in the moment, with mindfulness, tai chi with Chai tea, avocado dream therapy, moon-walking with wolves, vegan dentistry, and ego massage. McAleer trained for 33 years under the legendary Oprah Chopra in Palookaville, before founding the Mindless Nationalism Institute™ in Belfast in 1972. He will be signing copies of his very latest awareness bestseller, The Idiot’s Guide to Low Self Esteem, which has been translated into more than 94,000 languages worldwide and beyond. An evening of divine light entertainment not to be missed.
For more information on upcoming events in Ballina Arts Centre. visit www.ballinaartscentre.com, or call the box office on +353 (0) 96 73593.