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Eggcellent Entertainment Goes Virtual This Easter

Easter celebrations will go virtual this year with a fantastic programme of events by Mid Ulster District Council’s Burnavon Theatre, and the Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House.

Current restrictions mean that celebrations will take place online, but with arts and crafts, storytelling, dancing and musical performances, there is something for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

Celebrations will begin on the Burnavon Facebook and Youtube pages, with a special Easter Family Fun Day taking place on Saturday 27 March. The line-up begins with some Easter crafty fun for all the family, ‘Bunny & Chick Jam Jar’ arts and crafts. From 1pm, tune in for an exciting storytelling session with Maura Johnston who will delight with some spring stories from various traditions. Then it’s time for more arts and crafts with ‘Egg Box Bunnies’ at 3pm and ‘Easter Egg Wreaths’ at 5pm.

Celebrations will then move to the Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House channels on Saturday 3 April for a series of dancing, and arts and crafts workshops. From 12noon join Jo Jingles for music and movement, suitable for babies right up to children aged six. Arts and crafts will begin from 1pm with ‘Easter Bunting and Easter Egg Hunt Signage’ workshop, sure to be fun for all the family. Then join Mr Hullabaloo, the Magical storyteller from 2pm to share some Easter stories, songs and rhymes combining the magic of live storytelling with puppetry. Finishing up with Easter Chick and Easter bonnet arts and crafts activity from 3pm.

On Easter Sunday itself, Sunday 4 April, we will be joined by Brian Mills, Conor Begley & Declan McGrath for a mix of contemporary music and a few popular musical hits to celebrate Easter Sunday - something for everyone to enjoy.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan is encouraging everyone to enjoy the eggcellent entertainment on offer this Easter, he said:

This year, celebrate Easter safely from the comfort of your own home with lots of virtual fun and entertainment available, thanks to the Burnavon and the Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House. Why not get the whole family involved and try some of the arts and crafts on offer or, simply tune in to the fantastic Crafty Crows for a musical performance on Easter Sunday, the choice is yours. I’d like to wish a Happy Easter to our residents across the district, and remind everyone to please enjoy it safely by wearing masks, washing hands and making space.

Follow the Burnavon Theatre and the Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House on Facebook and Youtube, to join this year’s Easter entertainment.

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