Exciting line-up of events set for Roe Valley and Flowerfield Arts Centres this January-March
Mon, January 15, 2024
Causeway Coast and Glens Arts Services is delighted to unveil an exciting lineup of cultural events and activities at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre and Flowerfield Arts Centre for January – March 2024.
Highlights at Flowerfield Arts Centre
At Flowerfield, visitors can explore the Hidden Creativity exhibition (6 Jan – 24 Feb), showcasing the artistic talents of students from North West Regional College. Additionally, we are delighted to host "First They Ignore You," an exhibition by Sheila Chakravariti, curated by Belfast Exposed from 9 March until 20 April.
Live music enthusiasts will be treated to performances by The Breath (24 Feb) and Réalta featuring Myles McCormack (16 Mar). The Breath, led by singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly and guitarist Stuart McCallum, offers a mesmerizing blend of Irish folk influences with anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly's soulful vocals are seamlessly woven into McCallum's distinctive sound-world, creating a kaleidoscope of sound that enchants and uplifts.
Réalta, a Belfast-based award-winning multi-instrumentalist group, promises a foot-stomping night of superb music, capturing the timeless aspects of Irish tradition in its raw and beautiful form.
Complementing these events, Flowerfield Arts Centre will host a diverse programme of creative workshops for adults and children. From Crafty Kids with Christina to Weekend Wonders with Linda Mulholland and ‘Throwing for Teens’ with Fiona Shannon, the centre offers a range of engaging activities.
Fused glass workshops with Natasha Duddy, painting workshops with local artists including Elaine Harkness and Sarah Carrington, T'ai chi, and Irish & Scottish céilí/cèilidh dancing further enrich the offerings.
We are also delighted to have another ‘Mums Meet and Make’ series for January – March. Specifically designed for new parents, this provides an opportunity to tap into creativity, relax, and practice mindfulness, fostering lasting friendships.
What's happening at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
Roe Valley Arts Centre kicks off the season with the brilliant exhibition "Brumous" by award-winning artist Aidan Crotty, opening on 12 January. Aidan will also lead a painting masterclass on 18 January.
The centre is delighted to partner once again with Live Music Now for a series of light music and lunch concerts for local senior citizens, plus there will be live music by Nodlaig Ní Bhrollaigh and guest musicians (23 March), family fun with "Adventures on Old MacDonald's Farm" on 20 January and comedian Neil Delamere returns on 11 April.
February brings back the brilliant Steinbeck Festival, featuring exhibitions, talks, and a packed programme of activities, including an evening with local poets and storytellers. Mark Carruthers will feature in conversation with former BBC political journalist and author Stephen Walker, as part of a talk entitled ‘John Hume - The Persuader’.
Causeway Coast and Glens Arts Services is also thrilled to partner with Cinemagic for two family films as part of their Young Audiences Supporting Foodbanks Initiative at mid-term. Flowerfield will screen "Pete's Dragon" (10 Feb), and Roe Valley will screen "The Good Dinosaur" (17 Feb). Additionally, Flowerfield offers a fantastic 3-day mid-term Art Club with Linda to keep young ones busy and creative during the break.
Join us for a season of enriching experiences, creativity, and community engagement!
For more details and ticket information, please visit roevalleyarts.com and flowerfield.org for full programme or call us at Roe Valley Arts Centre (028 7776 0650) or Flowerfield (028 7083 1400). Brochures are available at both Arts Centres from January 16, or you can download them straight to your phone from our websites.