Springtime fun for all at The Model
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A new season of spring events has just been announced by The Model this week, with an exciting line up of events and activities for all ages, including Sligo’s first ever children’s cinema, bringing to you the very best of children’s Disney classics as well as all time favourites. The Sligo Children’s Book Festival, in partnership with the Hawks Well Theatre and Kids Own, returns in early March with the amazing Kid’s Own book-making factory, book readings and much more. Kaleidoscopes and Hyperbolas are the subject of a children’s workshop in April, in response to the solo exhibition A Winter Light, by Mark Garry, whilst Garry leads a unique weekend master class for adults in February (early booking is advised!).
As well as secondary school film screenings in French and German, tours for schools are offered every Wednesday during term-time. If you want to find out more about contemporary art and the Niland collection, why not come along to the Art and Coffee Mornings on Tuesdays, where you can participate in a tour of the galleries followed by an informal discussion in the beautiful surroundings of The Model Café. The coffee mornings are suitable for art lovers of all ages, to book contact The Model reception on 91 41405. A host of other workshops in drawing, book making and curatorial practices are also on offer, check out our www.themodel.ie or our event guide for more details. Highlights of The Model’s Education Programme include: Children’s Cinema:
The Model Cinema will host a short series of eclectic family friendly films starting with Beauty and the Beast on the last Sunday of February at 2pm, followed by the film Brave and Toy Story in March and April. Tickets €5/€15 per Family. Art & Coffee Mornings:
Take a tour at The Model’s exhibitions and discuss what you’ve learned afterwards in the beautiful surroundings at The Model Café. Every Tuesday at 11am from February 11th. Tickets €5, groups welcome, early booking advised. Sligo Children’s Book Festival:
celebrates family literacy and creativity for parents and young children. Make your own book in the Kid’s Own Book Factory, come along and listen to story time with Emily or enjoy the magic of Rumpelstiltskin with Custard Pie Puppet Company. Painting with Heike:
If your New Year’s resolution was to take up a new hobby then this new series of painting workshops for beginners exploring colour, tone, texture and brushwork is worth signing up for! Every Thursday 6th February – 13th March 11am – 1pm. Places are €40
Materials & Perception:
To coincide with his solo exhibition A Winter Light, Mark Garry will host a master class over the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February. The master class will explore a number of the mechanisms and materials that Garry employs in his installation practice. Tickets €60/€40 Places are limited. Workshops for kids and adults:
From workshops on kaleidoscopes with kids, to the art of drawing and book-making, The Model will host a range of workshops for all interests this spring. Various prices.
The full programme of spring events are available online at www.themodel.ie or in our new spring guide available at The Model or in coffee shops around Sligo.
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The Man in the Woman's Shoes nominated for Award
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The Man in the Woman's Shoes has been nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award
in the Best New Play category.
Written and Performed by Mikel Murfi, the work was commissioned for Bealtaine 2012 by Sligo Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre with funding from Sligo County Council, Sligo Borough Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.
A one man show developed with older age groups in County Sligo by actor Mikel Murfi. Over the course of a month, Mikel met group members who shared stories about characters from the town and county who stand out in their collective memories. Poignant, funny, charming and sometimes outrageous, the show brings to life an amalgam of the magical and sometimes contrary folk who were familiar here and about.The Man in the Woman's Shoes returns to the Hawk's Well Theatre on Thursday 6th March.
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Daft Antics are a group of street performers based in Sligo.
The group has a wide range of talents, with certain members specialising in different areas of performance. The group is comprised of a number of experienced street performers who have worked together for over 8 years. Performers Available: Stiltwalkers
Jugglers (balls, rings, clubs, etc)
Diabolo + Devil Sticks
The group is available for large street parades or festivals as well as smaller scale events such as opening nights, concerts etc.
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