|Date: Thu 31 Mar 2022|
Multi-art form events for all
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 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. Our drama school, Aisling Óg will return welcoming budding young actors along with Na Bopóga with plenty of rhymes and singing for young children and toddlers. We are proud to celebrate the Celtic calendar here. We have St. Brigid’s Cross workshops to officially welcome the spring and we are extremely excited about upcoming musical events including Clann Mhic Corraidh and for those with a love for the visual arts, we will have four new thought provoking exhibitions adorning both the Dillon Gallery and Ballaí Bána space. Whether young or old, there is something for everyone.
Róisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland stated:
Every time an artist lifts a paintbrush, a writer puts pen to paper, a singer performs or an actor takes to the stage, something new is created and given life. Something that lifts us and makes our world a brighter, more interesting, engaging and colourful place. Something empowering, that celebrates life and that everyone can share. Or to put this another way: welcome to Cultúrlann’s New Year programme!
Director of the Cultúrlann, Gráinne Ní Ghilín, further stated:
From early February, visitors to the Gaeltacht Quarter will notice a strange, blue, periscope-like object near the door of An Chultúrlann.
We’re installing a poetry jukebox right around the time our thoughts turn to Brigid, matron saint of Ireland for Christians and goddess of poetry for our ancestors. We’re celebrating verses, stanzas and rhymes with work by twenty poets from all over Ireland in partnership with Quotidian – Word on the Street, an organisation that promotes literature in public spaces.
Full programme of events available here