As the summer season gets under way, the Ardhowen Theatre is once again gearing up for a busy programme of events for all ages and interests.

First up, and today (Thursday, June 6) sees the theatre welcoming the monthly instalment of the Ulster Touring Opera Youth Workshops.

Ulster Youth Opera invites participants aged between 8 to 18 to come along and work with professional singers, directors and pianists to build vocal, acting and movement skills, while learning about opera.

No music reading ability or singing grades are required – just join in and enjoy the fun in this, the second of four such workshops this summer; with a class for 8-13 year olds from 5-6:45pm, and a class for 14-18 year olds from 7-9pm.

Later this week, the BrightStarz cast and crew are staging ‘Brightstarz Does Brooklyn’, with what promises to be a lively and upbeat return to the stage this Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.

The talented and enthusiastic BrightStarz team have been working hard on this tale of love, romance, and some hard choices to make for a young Eileen McManus between ‘the Yank’ she meets in New York, or her first love at home in Fermanagh.

While Eileen has a difficult choice to make, audiences will have no choice but to sit back and take in what promises to be very entertaining production, filled with some great music, dancing, comedy and laughter from the brilliant BrightStarz.

Next Monday, June 10 sees tutor Catherine McManus continue her four-week yoga course, with her second course featuring a mixed-ability class, suitable for both beginners and regular yogis.

The class will focus on improving posture, strength and wellbeing, with participants asked to wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and blanket.

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