Celebrating Bealtaine and Europe Day

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 9 May 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre:
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

Ardee Library will celebrate Bealtaine & Europe Day 2015 on Saturday 9th May with local artist Susan Farrelly.

The theme of this year’s Bealtaine Festival comes from a famous homecoming: Odysseus comes home but does not recognise his homeland:

“Tell me, then, and tell me truly, what land and country is this? Who are its inhabitants? Am I on an island, or is this the sea board of some continent?”

We are asking participants to

‘‘Look at our Country with new eyes, to hear with new ears and ask ‘what land and country is this?’’

Participants will experiment with paint and mixed media and craft a creative map on canvas using a generic black and white map of Europe. Maps suggest landscape, place, territory….all the things that define our identity