Temporary closure of the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Center for essential maintenance

The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Center will be closed Monday, June 6 through Thursday, July 14 for essential maintenance.

Throughout this period you can continue to book upcoming events and workshops by visiting roevalleyarts.com or calling 028 7776 0650. The customer services team will be available Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm to answer any questions. telephone and e-mail inquiries.

We want to thank the public for their understanding at this time.

While the site is closed, there will be a series of four outdoor ‘walk, talk and write’ workshops, led by poet Anne McMaster at Downhill Beach, Binevenagh, Roe Valley Country Park and Garvagh Forest.

Workshops will take place at other locations in the borough, including jewelery design for adults and free floral wreath making for children at Ballymoney Town Hall and Sheskburn House, Ballycastle.

Flowerfield Arts Center is currently closed for essential maintenance, but will reopen on Wednesday 8and June with a full program as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration including the screening of a new documentary, Elizabeth II: A Portrait in Parts (2022) and Disney’s Encanto (2021). You can also sign up for creative workshops with a royal touch throughout June, including “Flowers Fit for A Queen”, a floristics workshop with award-winning local florist, Elaine Taylor and popular Weekend Wonders workshops for children aged 5-12 with a ‘crown and castle’ theme.

From June 23 to 25and it will host free workshops with creative practitioners from the Northword project which aims to develop new products or works inspired by local stories, helping to bring them to life. The series includes textile artist Angela Turkington (Leopard & Lily), music artists Claire McCartney & Beccy Henderson (VOKXEN), artist Michelle McGarvey, ceramicist Sasha McVey, kilt maker Andrea Chappel, artist Rowena Henderson and storyteller and singer-songwriter Colin Urwin. Places are limited and reservations are required.

For the latest news, workshops and events, visit www.flowerfield.org and www.roevalleyarts.com or follow the arts centers’ social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Further information on the Council’s Jubilee program can be found at www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/platinumjubilee.

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