The Bealtaine Gathering 2020 - Online

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The annual networking event for the Bealtaine community of event organisers, artists, partners and supporters.

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For this reimagined Bealtaine Gathering, we’ve invited an inspiring line up of national and international speakers who will seek to put a context around the strange times we’re living through and show us as a creative community how we can survive and thrive through these ongoing challenges.

We are delighted to announce that Susan Perlstein will be the keynote speaker for this online iteration of The Gathering. Susan will be talking to us about her work in creative ageing, which has educated thousands of artists, educators and health care and social service professionals in the US.

The Bealtaine Gathering will take place across two morning sessions from 10am - 12.30pm on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st October .

If you plan to join us for the whole event - please remember to add a ticket for both days to your cart.

Overview of line up:

Tuesday 20th October

Creative Aging in the time of Corona - Susan Perlstein, USA

Advocacy for the sector – Dr. Victoria Tandy, OBE, UK

Panel discussion and moderated Q&A on the topic of:

Keeping connected through creative ageing and advocating for the sector .

Wednesday 21st October

A Tumultuous Year - 3 Arts & Ageing organisations respond

- Anne Gallacher, Director , Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation , UK

-Farrell Renowden, Head of Cultural Partnerships/ Age of Creativity Director, UK

-Kelly Barr, Arts and Creativity Programme Manger , Age Cymru , UK

Bealtaine At Home evaluation – Mary Harkin, Policy, Research & Evaluation Manager, Age & Opportunity

The Welcoming Project – Catherine Young & a project participant speak about their experience working on an intercultural arts project.

Panel discussion

Making Art outdoors...what you should know! Lucy Medlycott, Director of ISACS

Approaches to running projects and events remotely.

Age & Opportunity's Bealtaine Festival is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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