Bealtaine Festival Roscommon


Creative Conversations

Celebrating the Arts & Creativity as we Age
1st to 31st May 2021
Call Out for Participants for 1 to 1 Creative Conversations
Short creative engagements between artists and older participants in a household or nursing home

Each session is for approx. 15 minutes. Book before April 16th. All free but places are limited.
To book your creative engagement email or telephone (09066) 37271.

Roscommon County Council Arts Office has launched Creative Conversations – activities for Bealtaine Festival Roscommon which takes place during the month of May. Contact the Arts Office to book an individual session with an artist for one of the following topics…

Creative Gardening with Catherine Kelly Desmond, Visual Artist
Catherine will share drawings by letters or zoom calls discussing the artist and participant’s interest in gardening and nature.

Creative Journaling with Catherine Fanning, Visual Artist
Receive a bespoke artist journal which contains images, text and illustrations. A letter from Catherine and a stamped addressed card will invite the recipient to put pen to paper and let the artist know what sections of the journal you enjoyed most.

Creative Writing with Jessamine O’Connor, Writer
Jessamine would like to work with someone on a poem or short piece about their experience of the last year, and relating it to their other years. This activity will take place daily during the week of May 24th.

Creative Exchange with Louise Shine, Visual Artist
Artist and participant barter a story or a skill exchange.

Creative Package with Naomi Draper, Visual Artist
Naomi will send materials to the participant by post and then explore this further through a Zoom call. She will use natural materials found in the landscape, that connect us with traditional craft-making processes.

Creative Postcards with Susan Mannion, Visual Artist
Receive a series of creative postcards from Susan and respond by letter, telephone or zoom.

Creative History with Anne-Marie O’Sullivan, Actress
Professional actress Anne-Marie O’Sullivan will share extracts from the diary and letters of Olive Hales Pakenham Mahon, recently discovered in Strokestown Park House & Museum. This exchange can take place by telephone or zoom each Friday afternoon during May.