Many of us would probably go to a lot more plays, films, shows, concerts, exhibitions or other events if we had someone to go with. There's a thriving social and arts scene out there to be enjoyed if only we had someone with the know-how, the transport or the shared interest to get us going. That's where Cultural Companions comes in.
Cultural Companions creates local networks of people interested in arts and culture that will accompany each other to events – like minded people that meet up regularly to go out together either with one other person or as part of a small group. Its aim is to provide increased opportunities for older people to engage with Ireland's vibrant cultural and arts scene.
Please click on the Cultural Companions Event Guide to see full list of upcoming events.
Become a Partner Organisation to Cultural Companions
Cultural Companions is a Bealtaine Festival initiative, developed by Age & Opportunity. Now in its fourth year, Cultural Companions already has a strong network established in Dublin with plans to set up and further develop the network in Cork and a number of other counties over the coming years.
If you are a local development agency, arts/cultural organisation, or a hard-working individual who would like to see Cultural Companions set up in your area/county then please get in touch.
"It's been great being part of something like Cultural Companions. I can't believe it hasn't been done before… For me, it's just great now knowing what's going on from month to month. When I think of all the shows that I've missed over the years because I didn't know they were on. I've met some really nice people over the past few months and there is a small group of us who now phone each other all the time and go to various shows together or even meet up for a coffee sometimes. What I wanted to get from Cultural Companions was to meet new people and get out more. It's that simple for me." Marie Ryan, Cultural Companions member