Bealtaine 2019

Celebrating creativity as we age

1 to 30 May 2019
Stairwell and link galleries

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is celebrating this year's national Bealtaine Festival with a multidisciplinary exhibition, showcasing many of the art programmes and projects with older people that take place at the Centre and throughout the region. The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May throughout Ireland and involves thousands of participants in every art form.  The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane, marked the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, and heralded the start of Summer.
West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with festival organisers Age and Opportunity/BEALTAINE will host an open studio event with artist Helen Comerford this year's Bealtaine Artist in Residence at Uillinn. Helen will discussion her processes and progress during the residency, Saturday 4 May, 12noon - 1pm, more information here

Part-funded by the Arts Council, Bealtaine is coordinated by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation working to promote greater participation by older people in society.

Arts for Health is a partnership programme based in West Cork implementing a managed arts programme for older people in healthcare settings. It takes place in five Community Hospitals, five Day Care Centres and Bantry General Hospital Care of the Elderly Unit. The partners are West Cork Arts Centre, Cork County Council, Cork Education & Training Board and the HSE. The HSE is represented through the Cork Arts + Health Programme, the Health Promotion Department, the Nursing Directors of Community Hospitals and the Day Care Centres, West Cork. The Arts for Health partnership gratefully acknowledges the local support towards the programme with special thanks to West Cork Older Peoples Network and Friends of the Day Care Centres.      

Image: Afh, Sharon Dipity, Skibbereen, Moon and the Stars, stellar cyanotype, 2018


WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council

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