15th May - Resources for Arts and Creativity & Online Event Listings

We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but there are still opportunities to enjoy the arts and creativity as we social distance and isolate.  We at Age & Opportunity arts have been impressed by the many organisations around Ireland who have taken their work online and made it fully accessible at this time. So, to make it easier for anyone who wants to taste all of the amazing work out there no matter what age they are, we’ve decided to gather a list of online opportunities across a range of activities – from watching opera to dance classes – which you can take part in without having to leave the house.  These are categorised by theme, so we hope there’s something for everyone.

We know that a lot of focus right now is on accessing the outside world through the online world, and that this isn’t possible or easy for everyone. Many of the arts and crafts activities can be printed out so if you know someone who would appreciate it, why not print some off to leave at their door step?

Below are new events that have been shared with us, but do look back over our previous lists herehere and here for lots more inspiration and things to do online.


People Making: creativity at home (including care homes)

 For the month of May, Creativity and Change are inviting all ages to creatively respond to the theme of The Butterfly, and to share their creations with family, friends, neighbours, or online using #butterfliesforbealtaine

Linenhall Arts Centre is running a postal project exploring drawing and calligraphy with artist Maeve Clancy which you must pre-book for.

Waterford Libraries are running a series of interactive events for Bealtaine including therapeutic writing classes – you can get more information by emailing jloughran@waterfordcouncil.ie

Pencils and Plums features a free 120 page ebook called 2500+ Drawing Ideas


Attending online events:  listings

The Embassy of the United States of America in Dublin presents Creative Minds: The Art of Music Photography with Christian Tierney and Rob Loud

Check out The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project, a social history of childhood and growing up on the island of Ireland and amongst the diaspora