An Easter feast of culture at Flowerfield Arts Centre & Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
Tue, April 12, 2022
Flowerfield Arts Centre and Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre have packed programmes of accessible, fun and inspiring activities for the whole family this Easter.
From creative workshops for adults and kids, to intimate live music and incredible art exhibitions, plus lots of family friendly fun, check out what’s happening and come along to get involved.
Exhibitions & Workshops
Visit Georgia O’Keeffe - Memories of Drawings at Flowerfield Arts Centre, an exciting new touring exhibition from the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre. Flowerfield Arts Centre is the first venue in Ireland to host this collection and it will be exhibited until April 30th. Admission is free and you are also invited to explore the Creative Learning Zone in Gallery 2 and create your own O’Keeffe inspired masterpiece.
Running alongside the exhibition is a fantastic creative learning programme influenced by O’Keeffe’s work, with adult workshops including glassmaking with Natasha Duddy, floristry with Elaine Taylor, plein air drawing with Heather Bryne, ceramics with Fiona Shannon and silk painting with Elaine Harkness, as well as workshops for kids.
Flowerfield Arts Centre is also kicking off its Jubilee celebrations with a one-day floral design course ‘Fit for a Queen’ on April 23rd, exploring the history of flowering arranging before participants get an opportunity to create a traditional design floral display with 1950’s flowers.
Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre hosts Bones Oracles 00 by Causeway based artist-researcher and educator Gail Mahon, a new solo exhibition of limited-edition prints, original drawings and reformed clay/ceramic objects. These are active material sketches in chalk, raw clay, latex, graphite, earth minerals, bone, ceramic and bio-ceramics fragments. The exhibition will remain on display until April 20th.
Kids & Families
Mini Artists will love getting creative at Flowerfield Arts Centre with Weekend Wonders art sessions led by Linda Mullholland, making Easter Clay creations with Fiona Shannon and creating their own glass easter egg with Nastaha Duddy. Some eggcellent fun will also be had at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre with Easter Puppet making led by Banyan Theatre while the whole family can enjoy some funny bunny business with a screening of Peter Rabbit on April 13th.
Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, in association with Tree and Tide, will be encouraging you to get outdoors with a well-being walk in Downhill Forest on April 22nd while Clare McQuillan (Feasting on Weeds) will share her expert knowledge of wild edible plants during an observational walk at Downhill on April 23rd and how you can make use of them in your kitchen.
Live Music & Readings
Flowerfield Arts Centre is delighted to host an evening with Belfast based song-writer, Peter McVeigh and Andy Dunlop (from Travis, pictured right)) on April 23rd. You can expect a night full of stories and songs from the duo’s back catalogue, as well as new tracks from joint project St. Albans.
Paddy Anderson, one of the very few professional flamenco guitarists in Ireland and the UK, will perform his new show ‘The Musical Adventures of an Irishman in Andalusia’ in Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre on April 29th.
You can also join local author James Simpson as he shares excerpts from his debut collection of Irish short stories, ‘Smoke and Birds’ on April 20th. You can expect a relaxed evening of readings, recollections, and reconnection.