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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.
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
facebook.com/youngyeats. 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.
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
competition brings together poetry and sport in celebration of Sligo
being the spiritual home of W.B. Yeats and now European Town of Sport
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 www.yeatssociety.com
Yeats painting expected to hit over €96.8k in London
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A work by one of Ireland’s most sought-after artists is to be sold at auction in London.
Jack Butler Yeats’ 'Island Men Returning', which depicts two currachs returning to shore, draws on the painter’s love of scenes from the west coast.
Dated 1919, it is among the top lots being sold at Bonhams salerooms as part of next month’s British and Irish Art Sale. It has a guide price of £60,000-80,000. (€73.6k - €96.8k)
Also up for sale is a work by popular artist Paul Henry. 'Boats At Sea', finished in 1936 and signed on the bottom left corner of the painting, has a similar guide price to the Yeats.
Penny Day, Bonhams head of Irish art, said: “We are thrilled to be offering these two exceptional works by such stellar Irish names.
“Both featuring boats at sea and never before offered at auction, they present a golden opportunity to acquire a fresh and rare marine painting by two of Ireland’s most famous artists.”
Yeats is considered the most important Irish artist of the 20th century and was the first to sell a work for more than £1 million.
Henry is regarded as one of Ireland’s first post-impressionist artists and Ireland’s leading landscape painter.
The auction takes place on May 28.
‘LA BOHÈME’ LIVE from New York to Sligo
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On Saturday the 5th April at 6 pm audience records are expected to be broken when the Metropolitan Opera transmits Puccini’s famous opera La Bohème LIVE by satellite from the stage of the Met in New York to GCG Cinema in Sligo.
La Bohème is of the world’s most enduringly popular operas and it is easy to see why: A perennially fresh story of young love in the bohemian student life of Paris, it contains some of opera’s most beloved arias, and deeply emotional music by one of the greatest of all composers for the stage. La Bohème is the most-performed opera in Met History, and has received over 1,200 performances since its first performance at the house in 1900, only four years after it was first heard in Italy. This famous Met production by the great cinema and stage director Franco Zeferelli is legendary for its cinematic visual
Conducted by Stefano Ranzani the production has an exciting young cast playing the central roles including Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Romanian soprano Anita Hartig who makes her Met debut playing the role of Mimi. Other cast members include Susanna Philips who sings the flirtatious Musetta and Massimo Cavalletti who With tickets at a small fraction of the cost of tickets to the event itself, this magnificent performance also has great value ticket prices for families, and half-price student and children’s tickets in most venues.
Full details of the production and all venues can be had on www.classicalartsireland.com.
Booking at the Gaiety Sligo http://www.gaietysligo.ie/article.php?_aid=2700
'Rilke Hymn Boxes + Black Elk Drawings’ at The Hamilton
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3rd – 26th April
Marie Foley, Aosdana
The Hamilton Gallery invite you to view 'Rilke Hymn Boxes + Black Elk Drawings' by artist Marie Foley, Aosdana.
To know a tree,
in its true element,
throw inner space around it,
from that pure abundance in you.
Rainer Maria Rilke
In a letter to his Polish publisher, Rilke wrote of the vocation of the artist:- It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again “invisibly” inside us. We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible.
With visible Breath I am walking
A voice I am sending as I walk
In a Sacred Manner I am walking
With visible Tracks I am walking
In a Sacred Manner I walk
Born in Cork in 1959, she studied Sculpture at the Crawford College of Art in Cork, Goldsmiths College in London and Cardiff College of Art. Awarded an MA and a National Diploma in Art with Distinction. Her sculptures comprises elements which are carved in wood, modelled in porcelain and with additional hand-worked or salvaged elements in metal, stone and glass. Her language is one of symbolic form, form which becomes a vehicle for the spiritual in nature.
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