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We try to offer a broad range of workshops in our programme, so there is something for everyone.  Workshops that we have held in the past include salsa, ballroom and Zumba classes if you want to get active; painting, creative writing, crafts including jewellery making , mosaics, felting, or floral art to name but a few if you prefer something a little bit more relaxing.  We want to keep the kids interested too so we do things like music, dance, animation, puppetry and of course our Summer School for all budding ballerinas.

All of our workshops are held in the Burnavon unless otherwise indicated. Contact the Arts and Culture Department on 028 8676 9949 opt 4 to apply for any of these workshops.

Our brand new series of autumn workshops are now on sale. See if there’s one that grabs you from the list below!


Seed Bead Cuff Making

Tutor: Anne Williamson


Seed Cuff Workshop

DATE: Saturday 27th June

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £20 (includes materials)


This workshop is the perfect introduction to the craft of seed bead weaving. Learn how to form even count peyote stitch to create a beautiful flat cuff bracelet from seed and bugle beads, which you will finish with a picot edge and a beaded toggle and loop.

By the end of the day you will not only be on the way to making your first piece, you will also have acquired the basic skills to work on your own creations at home. This is a really relaxing craft that takes care and patience, but the fantastic results are definitely worth the effort!


Summer Ballet Workshops

Tutor: Ballet Ireland


Ballet Workshops


DATES: Mon 3rd – Fri 7th August

TIME: 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm

COST: £35 (for one week)

DURATION: 1 week

With a brand new theme for 2015, the Ballet Ireland team is back for another unforgettable week at the Burnavon.

Summer school participants become part of an entire creative process – so as well as learning your steps and routines you will be helping to devise the choreography, create sets and costumes. Our hugely popular summer school, gives aspiring young performers a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer.

All materials supplied.


Burnavon Writers Group

Burnavon Writers Group meets fortnightly throughout the year Thursdays 7 to 9pm. A mix of tutor led workshops, guest speakers, special events and open writing sessions, there is much to learn and even more to enjoy. 


Burnavon Writers Group

Burnavon Writers with poet Deirdre Cartmill

Membership fee: £30 per year

Contact 8676 9949 option 4 if you would like to find out more.





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