What’s on for April at Ballina Arts Centre

Workshops, Silkscreen Printing, Dance, Live Music, Theatre

Q the Quo Ballina Arts Centre April 2018

One-Man Show Remembers World War I at Ballina Arts Centre

March Away My Brothers is a one-man show taken from the book of the same name by Brendan MacQuaile; it follows the journey of a young Lad, Lawrence Kelly from Bridgefort Street in Dublin’s Liberties to the Christmas Truce in 1914, somewhere near the Messines ridge in Flanders where many Irish fought and died during the course of this terrible conflagration.   Part of the reason for writing both the book and the show, was to understand the role that music had to play in the lives of the troops. Don’t miss this captivating piece of theatre on Friday 20th April, 8pm – Tickets: €10. Early booking advised.


Status Quo tribute band

Fans of Status Quo will love Q the Quoa five-piece Status Quo tribute band based in Northern Ireland, dedicated to bringing the musical magic and energy of the original rock legends to as many people as possible. Q the Quo are as close as you can get to the real Quo sound.  The authentic energy reproduced by Q the Quo will have the audience on its feet and singing out loud in no time. This is a must-see performance!  Don’t miss it showing at Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday 21st April, 8pm.  Tickets: €15. Early booking advised.


Poetry Day: Terry McDonagh & Ger Reidy

To celebrate National Poetry Day, poets Terry McDonagh and Ger Reidy will host an event at Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday 26th April, at 8pm

Part reading / part Open Mic, this event promises to be both entertaining and enlightening.  Poets at all stages of their career can come along and read their work in a safe and relaxed environment.  Tickets: €5. Booking advised.


Danceblast presents Move in Sync

Danceblast presents Move in Sync  on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April, at 8pm

After the success of last years sold- out musical Tracy’s Fame, Danceblast are going to showcase more of their talented students’ material that they have been working on over the past couple of months.

This show will be full of surprises and is guaranteed to be a great night’s entertainment for both the young and old. Come along to join in the fun!  Tickets: €12 (adults), €7 (children). Early booking advised.


Silkscreen Printing for Adults

Learn the basics of screenprinting with Norah Brennan using simple stencil and resist methods. The workshop series is aimed at beginners and includes guidance on the correct use and care of all equipment. Participants will create their own image for printing. All materials supplied.  Saturdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th April, 11am – 2pm

Cost: €120. Booking essential.


Write- Dramatise-Perform, Adult Workshop with Terry McDonagh

Poet and Dramatist Terry McDonagh taught creative Writing at the University of Hamburg and was Drama Director at The International School Hamburg. He has facilitated creative writing and drama programmes in Europe, Asia and Australia and published ten poetry collections as well as letters drama and prose. He brings his wealth of experience to this one day writing workshop where he invites participants to, claim their space, put legs under their writing and perform their work. Terry will also impart expert tips on writing poetry and prose

And will also cover editing and script work. Participants are advised to bring a pen and paper and dress in comfortable footwear and clothes Saturday 28th April, 10am-5pm Cost €50. Booking essential


Please call Ballina Arts Centre on 096 73593 to book your seat or book online at www.ballinaartscentre.com.

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