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Our Arts and Culture programme has something for everyone and we want you, whatever your age and whatever your interest, to get involved.Of course the Burnavon is the focus of all that is going on. Take a closer look and you will find there is always something happening: exhibitions, workshops and great events like the Winter Craft Fair every November. Autumn is our biggest time for workshops so keep an eye on the Burnavon programme to see what is coming up – Ceramics, Floral Art, Basket Weaving and more  –just make your choice!

But things don’t stop there – we reach out into the community as well to deliver and support a vibrant programme of activity and events within our schools and the wider district.

We are always trying to bring the Arts in as many forms as possible to as many people as possible. Your feedback is important in helping us to do this, so please keep in touch by either commenting on our Facebook page or contacting us at the Burnavon.

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 summer 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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