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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.

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


Lets Make a Ballet Summer School

with Ballet Ireland 


Summer school

Date: Monday 1st – Friday 5th August

Time: 10.30am – 12.30am & 2pm – 4pm daily

Duration: 1 week

Cost: £35 per child

Suitable for 6 yrs and above, with or without dance training

With a brand new theme for 2016 based on the fable ‘Briar Rose’ by the Brothers Grimm, 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.



Bath Bomb Cupcake

with tutor Siobhan Dunphy


Bath Bomb

Date: Fri 22nd July

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £7

Suitable for age 7–11 yrs

Come along and create a Fizzy Shea Butter Melt Cupcake to use in your bath. Your finished bath bomb will be placed in a polka dot cupcake case and wrapped with pretty ribbon. So it will make the perfect gift, if you can bear to part with it!



with tutor Deborah Malcolmson




Date: Fri 29th July

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Cost: £10 (including materials)

Suitable for age 7 – 11 yrs

In this candle making workshop you will create individual candles from beeswax sheets, scented candles in tin containers, glass jars like strawberry jam, two coloured glass candles and a seasonal theme candle. These candles will be an ideal gift or just as a treat for yourself.



with tutor Leon Hughes


Date: Wed 3rd August

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Cost: £7 (including materials)

Suitable for age 6y+

Join in a fun filled session painting your own canvas. There is no need to worry about spills or splashes and all materials are supplied. Paintings are completed in one session so art
work can be taken home on the day and displayed with pride.



with tutor Deborah Malcolmson


Date: Friday 12th August

Time: 10.30pm – 12.30pm

Cost: £7 (including materials)

Suitable for age 7–11y

Choose to make either a pine wood jewellery box or a fully working clock. You will then make your creation totally unique by painting and decorating it with buttons,
jewels or using decoupage papers.


Burnavon Writers Group

Burnavon Writers’ new term will start on Thursday 14th January when we welcome guest author Bernie McGill to our meeting. Bernie will be with us again on Thursday 28th January. 

Then we will revert to our regular meetings on 11th & 25th February and 10th March. Meeting fortnightly at the Burnavon from 7 to 9 pm, Burnavon Writers Group is always interested in welcoming new members, if you are a budding writer, we want to hear from you

Membership fee: £30 per year 

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





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