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Russians visit The Braid

23 June 2008

The Braid Arts Centre will open it's doors to over 30 Russian dancers form The Russian Classical Ballet Company on Friday 19th September, with a stunning performance of Swan Lake. One of only 3 dates in Northern Ireland, the Company formed by Elik Melikov tour worldwide including China and Australia - this is their 1st visit to Ireland.
The Braid Arts Centre is very proud to host this event promoted by David Hull Promotions Rosalind Lowry, Arts Development Officer commented,
'we are extremely excited about our Russian visitos and news is travelling fast with enquiries already about ticket - even before they are printed. I hope the Dancers enjoy their first visit to Ireland and may be come back to perform at our wonderful new Arts Centre in the years to come'

The new arts calendar at The Braid Arts Centre is bursting at the seams with events, festivals and shows, from the introduction of new Festivals such as the new International Children's Arts Festival or the new Women's Festival to old favourites like the Ballymena Festival of Music, Speech & Dance.
Every month there's a packed programme, as well as Festival and special events there is always the full Theatre Programme of Shows, Concerts, Plays, Comedy Nights and loads more events to go to!

December  - Panto Season at The Braid Arts Centre

January  - Shows, Concerts, Classes and Workshops Programme

February - Ballymena Festival of Music, Speech & Dance

March  - Ballymena Arts Festival

April  - Schools Month Programme

May  - Arts Centre open to Promoters/ Agents

June - Arts Centre general programme

July  - Summer Arts Programme for Children

August  - Summer Arts Programme for Children

September  - Womens Festival and new Education Programme

October - New Ballymena Childrens Arts Festival

November  - Arts centre fully booked with Promoters/ Agent shows

December 2008 - Panto Season at The Braid Arts Centre

The 2008 Arts Programme also offers a varied range of events between Festival including shows such as American Wrestling, Bands Competitions, Irish Dance Festivals etc

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