Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

Felt artist and class tutor, Martyn Bell pictured with an example of his artwork during one of his classes at Castleisland Library in May 2015. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-5-2015

Felt artist and class tutor, Martyn Bell pictured with an example of his artwork during one of his classes at Castleisland Library in May 2015. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-5-2015

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age and, on that note, Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Castleisland Library on May 10th and 17th. Tel: 066 71 6 3403

This year, Kerry County Council, in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council, is bringing workshops in creative writing, painting, drawing and feltwork to libraries around Kerry.

Professional Artists

“These workshops are run by highly skilled, professional artists and will provide great learning opportunities to people over 55 interested in expressing themselves creatively,” said Kerry County Council Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly.

A fine example of the art of Feltwork by Martyn Bell hanging at Castleisland Library during his classes  there in 2015. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-5-2015

A fine example of the art of Feltwork by Martyn Bell hanging at Castleisland Library during his classes there in 2015. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-5-2015

Tabharfaidh Bríd Ní Mhóráin ceardlanna ar scríobh na filíochta i Leabharlann an Daingin agus déanfar freastal ar fhilíocht i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla ar 19 agus 26 Bealtaine.

Poetry in Irish and English

Bríd Ní Mhóráin will give poetry writing workshops in Dingle Library and can accommodate both Irish and English language poetry May 19th and 26th. Tel: 066 91 51499

Barbara Lovric will give creative writing workshops in Killorglin Library on May 19th and 26th. Tel: 066 97 61272.

Tina Reed will give workshops in oil painting using the palette knife at Killarney Library on May 11th and 18th. Tel: 064 66 32655

Workshops in Watercolours

Roisin McGuigan will give workshops in watercolours at Listowel Library on May 12th and 19th Tel: 068 23044 and also at Tralee Library on May 6th and 13th Tel: 066 71 21200

Jeanette Cullen will give painting workshops in Caherciveen Library on May 11th and 18th. Tel: 066 94 72287

Places in these classes are free but limited and you’re advised to contact the libraries for further details.

Access Cinema will also screen the classic film, 12 Angry Men at Killarney Library on May 16th at 6.30pm. Tel: 064 66 32655 -  and at Caherciveen Library on May 25th at 6pm. Tel: 066 94 72287.

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