Thats Beats Banagher – The Festival 2016 Banagher celebrates Brontë 200.
Banagher will celebrate its second That Beats Banagher Festival in April and May 2016. A special event remembering and celebrating Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary is planned for the evening of the 21st April. A miscellany in St Paul’s Church will aptly recall and reflect on both Charlotte Brontë and Arthur Bell Nicholls and their time spent in Banagher.
Following on from that will be a weekend packed with festivities, water activities, workshops, family fun and much more.
To celebrate this Festival we will host a series of events, workshops and demonstrations on 21st April and from 13th to 15th May 2016. There will be more added to the schedule so please check back at a later date too!
You can book directly here by clicking on “To Book” beside each workshop description.
|Friday 13th May|
|LOCATION||EVENT||DATE & TIME|
|St Rynagh’s School, Banagher||Banagher Active Retirement Club Victorian Afternoon Tea (organised by Banagher active Retirement & Banagher ladies group)||Friday 13th May 2.00pm to 4.30pm|
|Crank House, Banagher||Historical and Literary Exhibition (Crank House)||Friday 13th May 9am to 5pm|
|Crank House, Banagher||Graphic Comic Workshop with Alan Nolan||Friday 13th May 11.00am to 12.30am||To Book|
|Banagher Library||“Bronte” themed readings||Friday 13th May 5.30 to 6.30pm|
|Banagher Square|| Live Music in the square.
An outdoor evening staged event showcasing local musicians and singers.(no booking required)
|Friday 13th May 7.00pm to 10.00pm|
|Saturday 14th May|
|Location||Event||Date & Time|
|St Rynagh’s GAA Club, Banagher||Series of blitzes and matches||Sat 14th May 10.00am to 1.00pm|
|Crank House, Banagher||Book Making Workshop with Author Dolores Keaveney||Sat 14th May 10.00am to 1.00pm||To Book|
|Banagher Square||Local Food & Craft Market||Sat 14th May 12.00pm to 5.00pm|
|Banagher Square||Boat Building Demonstrations||Sat 14th May 2pm – 5.00pm|
|St Rynagh’s GAA Club, Banagher||Crossbar Challenge||Sat 14th May 2.00pm to 3.00pm||To Book|
|Crank House, Banagher||Book Making Workshop with Author Dolores Keaveney||Sat 14th May 2.00pm to 4.00pm||To Book|
|River Shannon, Banagher||Kayaking (River Shannon)||Sat 14th May 2.00pm to 5.00pm||More info|
|Crank House, Banagher||“Drop in” Craft workshops||Sat 14th May 12.00pm to 6.00pm|
|River Shannon, Banagher||Irish Coast Guard Event and Display – Flyby with Helicopter||Sat 14th May 2.30pm|
|Shannon Bank Park, Banagher||Live Music & Fireworks (Shannon Bank Park)||Sat 14th May 8.00pm|
|Sunday 15th May|
|LOCATION||ACTIVITY||DATE & TIME|
|Crank House, Banagher||“Drop in ” craft sessions with Banagher Craft Group||Sunday 15th May 12.30am to 2.30pm|
|Charlotte’s Way, Banagher||“Tea with Charlotte” – Creative Writing Workshop with Eileen Casey||Sunday 15th May11.30am to 1.30pm||To Book|
|River Shannon, Banagher||Wakeboarding||Sunday 15th May 12.30am to 4.30pm|
|River Shannon||Display and open to public of Sionn Mhara (Banagher Long Boat). Moored all weekend||Sunday 15th May 2.00pm to 5.00pm|
|Crank House, Banagher||Johnnie Briggs talk entitled: The Story of the Bronte Family||Sunday 15th May 6pm|