Led by Philippa Donnellan

A CoisCéim BROADREACH project commissioned by Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine 
in association with Fatima Groups United


We’re delighted to announce the final instalment of our Age & Opportunity commission, THE DOOR led by Philippa Donnellan.  TURNING THE KEY is a creative dance and film project that kicked off in time for St Patrick’s Day with an option for participants to create and record their own dance. Over 50 people embraced this creative and challenging adventure and took part in Creative Sessions from 16 March to 8 April 2021. 

All are welcome to attend the final event and film screenings – booking is now open and details are below:


Saturday 22 May | 3.30-4.45pm | Free Online Event | All welcome

Hosted by Philippa Donnellan, this interactive online gathering will feature a few choice melodies for everyone to stretch their limbs and kick their heels to. Then time to take your seat in the front row for a screening of a collection of short dance films created by participants of TURNING THE KEY, a project for people ages 50+ that took place earlier this spring. Bring tea or something stronger as you wish – celebrate with us!

HOW TO BOOK | Email Caoimhe at broadreach@coisceim.com to book a place for the event.
FREE | There is no fee to attend this event. CoisCéim is a registered charity and we welcome donations of any amount. If you would like to support our work please click here to donate now.
YOU WILL NEED | A Laptop, computer, tablet or phone with internet access for Zoom.

THE BEALTAINE FESTIVAL has a stellar line-up of many other events taking place online this May 2021 – visit their website here : bealtaine.ie


We’re here to help you log in with confidence so that you can focus on what’s important…the dancing! 

If you’re new to the platform, you can click here for a video tutorial showing how to join zoom or book a one to one chat with Caoimhe where you’ll go through setting up and logging into your Zoom account so that when the event comes around, you’ll be familiar with the site and ready to go. Email Caoimhe at broadreach@coisceim.com for registration and to book your free Zoom orientation.


Philippa is a professional dance artist, choreographer and arts facilitator based in Dublin. As the Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH from 2006-2020, she developed a range of creative and educational residencies and partnerships with leading Irish institutions, and directed and choreographed many inspiring projects with different communities in Dublin and across Ireland – including devising and delivering an annual performance project for people aged 50+ for the Bealtaine festival that brought together three different departments in Dublin City Council (2007 -2015) and leading the youth dance theatre group, CREATIVE STEPS.  Other key Broadreach projects included  CREATIVE DANCE TALES, 38 WOMEN and more recently OFF THE WALLS, EMILY, SHORELINE, ALIGHT! and the EXIT15 commission.


Bealtaine is a month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. Find out more here.



Photo: Anthony Griffin