A wide variety of events have been planned to celebrate Bealtaine across Laois for the month of May.
From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. This year the theme for the festival is ‘And catch the heart off guard’, a phrase from Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript.
Events taking place include a drawing day, art workshops, a trad music concert, the ICA choir concert, Open House with Portlaoise Literature Studies Group, bingo, dancing events with Maureen Culleton, theatre shows and much more. The Balcony Theatre in Mountmellick and the Dunamaise Arts Centre will also be hosting a number of events. Se next week’s Stage Left for more.