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Festival Blog by Patrizia Perugini

I wish there were a Festival like Bealtaine in the city where I live


Bealtaine @ Temple Bar

Bealtaine @ Temple Bar is an exciting new leg of the Bealtaine calendar with a series of arts and cultural events running across Temple Bar’s cultural quarter from the 3rd to the 7th of May.


Tender for Evaluation Consultant for Age & Opportunity's Bealtaine Festival

We are looking for a researcher/writer/thinker/evaluator to identify and explore the impact and influences of the Bealtaine festival to its funders, participants, partners and other stakeholders in Ireland.


Call Out for Participants: Everybody Sings

Everybody Sings is a new theatre project by artist Shaun Dunne examining the relationship between intimacy and ageing. The project is commissioned by Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide 2018 Bealtaine Festival and will be produced by Brokentalkers Theatre Company.



Bealtaine Nationwide Gatherings

Bealtaine depends on the thousands of events run by our partner organisations, arts offices and libraries around the country and we very much hope you might be free and interested to come to one of our Bealtaine Gathering meetings this Autumn and if you can, help us spread the word!


Be Our Guest

From 2018 through to 2020, in response to ongoing, international, globally transformative events, Bealtaine will adopt the theme of hospitality, hosting, welcome and generosity, as a broad and multi-layered festival theme


Joanna Hopkins awarded the inaugural Bealtaine Artist's Residency in a care setting

The Bealtaine Festival, celebrating the arts and creativity as we age, has awarded visual artist Joanna Hopkins the inaugural Bealtaine Artist’s Residency in a care setting. Bealtaine, working with AzureCreative Exchanges and in association with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), have developed this artist’s residency within a care setting that specialises in caring for older people with dementia.



#Alltogethernow

Throughout the month of May, the annual celebration returns for its 22nd year with events hosted nationwide to promote activity in the arts and creativity as we age.