The month of May belongs to Bealtaine, a national festival celebrating creativity as we age. Developed by Age & Opportunity, over 120,000 people annually now take part in Bealtaine. From
dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-
time and professional older artists.
axis:Ballymun has been actively involved in the festival for many years. From 2013 – 2015, we were
commissioned to develop the Bealtaine programme of events on behalf of Dublin City Council Arts
One of this year’s festival events in axis is our established and very popular Bealtaine exhibition - a
group show of work from artists aged 55+. The exhibition displays the wealth of talent and invention
existing in the art groups and individuals in a variety of mediums across the North West area of