President Mary McAleese was guest speaker.

Cast with President

Cast with President

Our annual showcase in Project Arts Centre included an art exhibition, creative writing readings, a Tai Chi demonstration and a performance of These People.

These People – stage play

Performing for the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese 

Art exhibition & Tai Chi demo 2007

Annual Showcase 2007 in Project Art Centre

thai chi photo

The group exhibited their artwork and performed a Tai Chi demonstration for President Mary McAleese.  The art workshops were facilitated by Eoghan O’ Neill.  The group explored themes of the home which delivered a variety of colourful paintings.



President Mary McAleese

Guest of Honour in 2007

Cast with President

Cast with President

President McAleese was RADE’s 2007 guest of honour at our annual showcase in the Project Arts Centre. The group performed their Tai Chi demonstration and performed the play These People, written and directed by Pom Boyd (actress/writer). Pom worked closely with the group, facilitating drama workshops to devise this clever witty script.  RADErs also exhibited their artwork on the evening and read stories from their creative writing publication ‘Somewhere to Flap Your Wings’

Somewhere to Flap Your Wings – book

Poetry, writings, art and images


Joanne reading from Somewhere to Flap Your Wings.

Working with Poetry Chair of Ireland Paula Meehan, the group focused on poetry, looking at Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’, elegies, dreams and lullabies. The publication was launched in the Project Arts Centre by President McAleese.

Read Somewhere to Flap Your Wings