The Arts

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Young Yeats Society Arts and Poetry Competitions

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The Young Yeats Society, a youth-led arts and cultural group formed in 2013 and a branch of the long established Yeats Society, continue an exciting programme of events for 2014 with the launch of two new competitions: the Young Yeats Art Competition and the Poetry in Motion Video Competition.

In the art competition entrants are asked to use the poetry of W. B. Yeats as inspiration for the piece they create. While in the video competition those wishing to enter can take either a Yeats poem or any other poem, including original compositions, as their starting point.

All entries will be exhibited in the Yeats Memorial Building on Yeats Day 2014, which takes place on Yeats' birthday June 13th.

Information for art competition

In the second annual art competition entrants are asked to create a piece inspired by a Yeats poem.

There are two age categories: 13-17s and 18s and over. All entries will be displayed in the Yeats memorial building on Yeats Day. Application forms, which can be printed off, can be found at Entries are to be handed in at the Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo by 4.30pm on 6th June with completed application form. Maximum size A3. Entry fee €2.

There are a number of impressive prizes up for grabs including art shop vouchers worth €50 and €30; a unique woodcarving by Wine Street’s master craftsman Michael Quirke; a print of Nobel Prize winner the late Seamus Heaney by locally based illustrator and designer Gary Reddin; vouchers from Liber bookshop and tickets for a musical show at the Hawk's Well Theatre in Sligo.

More prizes are to be announced.

Information for 'Poetry in Motion' video competition

This competition brings together poetry and sport in celebration of Sligo being the spiritual home of W.B. Yeats and now European Town of Sport 2014.

The video must include a sporting element and a poetic element. (The poetry can be written or spoken and can be by any poet not only Yeats). Videos should be a maximum of 5 minutes, no minimum. Upload your video to YouTube with 'Poetry in Motion' in the title and send a link to Winners will be announced this summer prior to Yeats Day on June 13th  (exact date to be announced shortly). Keep an eye on the Young Yeats Facebook page for announcements about prizes.

Entries will be shown in The Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge on Yeats Day - June 13th 2014.

Individuals, teams, clubs, school classes are all invited to partake!

All ages welcome!

No Entry Fee.

Young Yeats is an inter-generational youth driven branch of Yeats Society, promoting and engaging multi-disciplinary Arts culture in the Northwest. The next event will be an open mic on Saturday 5th  April from 2-4pm in the Yeats Memorial, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. This will be followed by an informal information session for those interested in joining or finding out more about Young Yeats.

Links to the latest news from the Young Yeats Society can also be found at

“TUBESCAPES” An exhibition by Martha Van Der Meullen

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Saturday 3th of May at 17:00

Open Every Sunday  Time: 13:00- 17:00  
Or on appointment Tel. 0529-430747

Runs until 30th  of June

In the exhibition, ”Drumee to Knocknagee” sculptures rising from the ongoing collaboration between Tiffany Budd (artist/goldsmith) and Martha van der Meulen( artist) will be on show. In this innovative and challenging project they send each other visual pieces wrapped in packages. They are exploring their vision on contemporary jewellery and visual artwork. The installation on display is the result of the first months of their collaboration.
Informal Music Afternoon at The Model

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The Model, Sligo on Sunday 27th April 2014 - 1pm

Informal Music Afternoons programme music from different genres, aim to give a platform particularly for musicians from the Sligo area, and to also include student performers. The cabaret-style setting in the Atrium, the delicious wares from the Model Cafe, the extremely relaxed atmosphere and the wide mix of music produce something that is unique in Ireland. Something really special. Once a month.

Music by Mozart, Domenico Cimarosa's thoroughly graceful double flute concerto, a Romantic take on Domenico Zipoli's Elevazione for Oboe, Cello and orchestra, a first performance of a movement of a new piece by student composer Ferdia Durkin, arrangements of pieces for flute trio and new and old compositions by entrancing singer-songwriter Sarah Crummy are likely to form the make up of next Sunday's programme in our monthly Informal Music Afternoon.

Singer-song-writer Sarah Crummy returns to IMA

IMAs are very child friendly. Actually they are pretty friendly for anybody who has an open mind, some curiosity and enjoys music...

1 pm Sunday 27th April in The Model admission € 5 and children go free

IMAs are produced by Sligo Baroque Orchestra in collaboration with The Model and the offered financial support by Sligo Arts Service is gratefully acknowledged

IMA would love to have your help (financial or otherwise!), to hear your views or suggestions: contact Rod Alston at 071-9854122 or
‘Be Still, Life’ by Trudie Mooney @ The Hamilton

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1 – 31 May

Hamilton Gallery invite you to view ‘Be Still, Life’ an exhibition of still life paintings by artist Trudie Mooney.  

‘I have always tried to convey a sense of tranquility in my paintings using simple jugs, bowls, stoneware and spongeware of varying shapes and sizes. Through the careful arrangement of objects, draped fabrics a somewhat muted palette, I have sought subtlety and balance.

While these aspects are still my primary concern, in the last year I have found myself leaning towards a wider colour range, more detailed designs and patterns and wanting to give a lighter atmosphere to some of the paintings. In others I hope to impart an air of solemnity and quiet acceptance.

Above all, I aim for calm, balance and serenity, to be still, life.’  Trudie Mooney

Gallery open Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm.   
Hamilton Gallery
4 Castle Street

Tel:  +353 71 91 43686
Fax: +353 71 91 40365
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