The Gathering is our annual networking event for the Bealtaine community of event organisers, artists, partners and supporters.
This year, The Gathering will take place on Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 Oct: 10am – 12.30pm & Thursday 28 Oct – 1:1 Clinics with industry professionals.
As a community, Bealtaine organisers and programmers have had to adapt and regroup over last 18 months. At this year’s Bealtaine Gathering, over two mornings, we hope we can share our collective learnings with a view to a brighter 2022 .
We’ve invited an inspiring line up of speakers who will share their learnings over the past year, and how best to take these new experiences into planning for the future.
Our keynote speaker, Ann Ingle, author of memoir ‘openhearted’, will be in conversation with her daughter, writer Róisín Ingle, talking about how the arts can give us valuable perspectives on life and help us stay connected.
We’re equally delighted to have theatre artist Michelle Read speak about her Creative Ageing essay commissioned by Age & Opportunity, which you can read here.
Joining us to open and close the sessions are poet Colm Keegan and writer, performer, and comedian Anne Gildea.
As part of the Bealtaine Gathering this year we have a very limited number of 20 minute 1:1 clinics available with industry professionals on a range of topics. These clinics will take place on the morning of October 28th. They are free but only bookable if attending the Gathering. Please choose the relevant add on ticket when booking to express your interest. If there is strong demand a selection process may take place.