Firkin Crane collaborate with Cultural Companions to present Tea and Ballet

Anyone for Tea & Ballet? Sisters Pam Byrne and Carmel Sullivan, and ballerina Lydia Punch, announce the launch of Cork Cultural Companions, a new service for anyone over 55 interested in connecting with new friends through arts and culture, virtually for now and at live events when they return. Register for the online launch on March 9 to hear more by contacting Barbara Quinn on 085-1300335 or
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Tea and Ballet

Firkin Crane are pleased to announce their collaboration with Cork Cultural Companions and Patricia Crosbie to present “Tea and Ballet”, a weekly series of classes where we talk ballet.

Have you ever been to a classical ballet performance, loved it, but didn’t fully understand it? Have you ever seen a classical ballet where you have felt a bit overwhelmed by the costumes, the dancing, the music and the storyline but not sure how all these elements should fit together?

Cultural Companions and Firkin Crane came together to help people understand the ballet a little better. Together we will be investigating one of the classical ballets, “Giselle” under the guidance of Patricia Crosbie, ballet mistress with Cork City Ballet. The series of classes, originally due to have taken place at Firkin Crane itself, has been moved online in keeping with the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. And so, each week Patricia brings you into her home, and invites you to join her for a cup of tea while she talks ballet, tells us the story of “Giselle” and shows us some of the mime used in the ballet, all from the comfort of your own home.

To join the class you need to contact Barbara at Cork Cultural Companions at: or call on 085 1300335

You can find more details of the class here.

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