Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which uniquely celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as people get older.
Age & Opportunity’s mission is to inspire and empower older people to live healthy and fulfilling lives and to influence policy to ensure the active participation of older people in ways that benefit our communities and wider society. Their arts and culture programme aim to ensure meaningful engagement for all older people in socio-cultural life in Ireland, and to influence policy and practice at local and international levels. They do this through a range of initiatives which include: Cultural Companions, Azure, and Creative Exchanges, and the Bealtaine festival.
The Bealtaine festival of the arts and creativity for older people is at the centre of Age & Opportunity’s arts and culture programme.
Delighted to see Aspiro perform as the National Flagship Choir performing at dawn on the banks of our own lovely Barrow this morning.