A strange and challenging year has passed and the Christmas celebrations are now a distant memory, but we shouldn’t be too disheartened because we have a full programme of events to celebrate Imbolc and welcome the beginning of Spring.
We have a range of virtual events you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, including our Coirnéal an Cheoil music sessions, the reading circle or art tutorials for young people. We greet the return of the Sun after the long, dark winter and look forward to better times ahead. Time to put those resolutions into practice, whether that’s returning to Irish classes after a long absence or beginning something new like yoga. Whether young or old, there is something for everyone.
Róisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland stated:
“Arts and cultural organisations such as the Cultúrlann have provided a bright light throughout the pandemic. They remind us that the arts offer more than just a welcome distraction; creativity is still, by far, one of the best tonics for our times.”
With a varied and multi-art form programme of events, we are proud to celebrate the Celtic calendar here. We have St. Brigid’s Cross workshops to officially welcome the Spring, along with a concert guaranteeing the best in traditional music and a two day intensive language course.
Director of the Cultúrlann, Gráinne Ní Ghilín, further stated:
“It won’t be long before Winter’s darkness will give way to Spring’s light, and we have lots of events to celebrate, including Leabhra Feabhra, International Women’s Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge. We have a photographic exhibition illustrating the history of the Cultúrlann, and some of our most exciting artists, musicians, writers and commentators will provide plenty of entertainment and food for thought.”
Digital copies of the programme are available and downloadable here.