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By: Sligo Events  05/12/2011

On December 2 will be the opening of the Christmas Craft Market from 6 – 8pm where there will caroling quartets and much partaking of mulled wine.

On December 3 and 4, the Market will be open from 11 am to 5.30 pm with face-painting fun for all the family and
free workshops for children in making Christmas Tree decorations.  The created decoration will then be hung on The Model’s Christmas Tree in The Model’s Atrium.

The Model’s Christmas Market 
Dec 2 – 4
The Model Atrium
The Model, The Mall, Sligo
More info: 

Male and Female actors aged 18+, all ethnicities

No experience necessary.

**Particularly need lead Actress aged 18-28, experience preferred for this role**

This is a voluntary position – (and workshops are free) - we are a new drama & film group made up of community volunteers, actors and professional filmmakers, we hold regular script, filmmaking and acting workshops. The next acting workshop (November 26th with Noirin Hennessy) will be restricted to 15, so please sign up early.

Please include the following details
Any experience:
Are you interested in participating in Acting Workshop on 26th November in Sligo: Yes/No
Interest in other areas of filmmaking:

Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Saturday 26th November @ 12.30pm

Music by No Crows at 11.30am along the seafront.

The next outing of The John Murray Show Walking Club will be on Saturday 26th of November in Strandhill, Co. Sligo! It’s a coastal walk that will take us over the dunes and provide views on Ox Mountain and Ben Bulben.

Meet at 12.30pm at the main car park in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. As you enter Strandhill, you’ll see the car park on the left-hand side as you head towards the sea. It’s important not to drive all the way down to the sea… instead, gather in the car park on the left and we’ll meet you there. Walkers are advised to wear raingear, runners or track shoes… and to avoid wearing jeans.

Theatre vouchers make a wonderful gift for family and friends. With everything from drama, comedy, musicals, dance and a wide variety of music programmed throughout the year the recipient can choose to use the vouchers for whatever shows they would like to see.

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( Your Object & Model Site)

(1) Your Object is an exhibition, planned to take place in spring 2012, to mark the 150th anniversary of The Model Building in Sligo. This exhibition will consist of people’s treasured objects to reflect the cultural region today. Everyone is invited to submit an image of his or her most treasured object to The Model with a short paragraph explaining why they value this object.

You are invited to submit images of photos, antiques, household items, clothing, family heirlooms, but we ask you to not send original items; an image and explanation is all that is required at this stage.

(2) Model Site: What is your vision for the open space beside The Model? We invite you to submit your idea for the potential use of the large unused area at Connaughton Road, between the hospital and The Model. We invite you to take a walk and look at the site. Would the space be best used as a children’s park, a community garden, a sports field, a new market area, an artists’ campsite, a new outdoor concert area? Share your vision and submit your proposal. Please limit your proposal to a three-page document. Images are welcome. Please note proposals will be used for a creative project at The Model.

Fred Cooke & Bop and Beats
Thurs 29 December, 10pm

Between Christmas and the New Year we are trying something new…a late-night Jazz ‘n Jokes club. This night of laughs and luscious jazz awaits in our breakdown, intimate, cabaret style performance space.
On the comedy front we have Fred Cooke to start off the night. With regular appearances on Republic of Telly, The Savage Eye and The Liffey Laughs, Fred’s unique stand-up style of comedy simply cannot be imitated.
Following Fred we have a new jazz collective fronted by the irrepressible Andreas Varady and featuring Michael Buckley, David Lyttle & our very own Eddie Lee. These guys are some of the best jazz’rs on the Irish scene today.
So…if you like your entertainment drenched in blistering rhythm and stunning improv…the 29th December at the Hawk’s Well is just the tonic.

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followed by a live performance by Wavetrain at 9.30 pm.

Booking and Info: / 071 – 914 1405

Wavetrain is an exciting new chamber group exploring the repertoire of the electro-acoustic instrument, ondes Martenot. The group is made up of Matthew Schellhorn (piano) and Nathalie Forget (Ondes Martenot) and the recently appointed associate composer Siobhan Cleary.

The Ondes Martenot is one of the earliest electronic instruments which can be described as something of a cross between an organ and a theremin.

Twentieth-century composers like Edgar Varèse, Pierre Boulez and, in particular, Olivier Messiaen, were all fans. Around the time of Kid A, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood became something of a champion for the instrument. Amelie composer Yann Tierson also makes extensive use of it, and ondes martenot virtuoso Thomas Bloch has lent his skills to records by Tom Waits and Marianne Faithfull, as well as Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West opera.

Wavetrain will perform a selection of works by Olivier Messiaen as well as by Toru Takemitsu, Tristan Murail and a world premiere of a new piece called The Whitening by Siobhan Cleary amongst others. The Whitening takes its inspiration from the Yeat’s poem The Cap and Bells.

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SLIGO, once again, featured in RTE’s Nationwide television show presented by Michael Ryan. With interviews by RTE Northwest correspondent Eileen Magnier, the 175th anniversary of The Sligo Champion was featured as too was the extremely successful celebrations. You can watch the show on the

The Blue Raincoat Theatre Academy is being launched in January 2012 to provide focused art–form training for professional theatre artists.

This inaugural programme will cover 2 main areas of theatrical performance: VOICE and MOVEMENT.

Workshops will run from the 4th – 22nd January 2012 at The Factory Performance Space, Sligo.

VOICE (4th – 8th January 2012)
Voice Training and Development will be explored through the methodologies and techniques of the Roy Hart International Voice Centre, France.
The pedagogic approach of Roy Hart Training begins with the premise that each individual voice is unique. There is no singular established method rather the training is a disciplined exploration guided by the teacher releasing sources of energy and imagination to open the voice, to realise its potential. Roy Hart teaching workshops have been developed based on a history of more than 80 years of research, study and practice of the human voice
Founder Member and Senior Teacher at the Centre, David Goldsworthy, will conduct this 5 day workshop.
Areas covered will include: Diaphragmatic Breathing & Projection, Breath Control, Resonance development, Pitch and Tone development, Individual Vocal Study.

Voice Workshop Fee: €40

MOVEMENT (9th – 13th) (16th – 20th January 2012)
This workshop will involve training in the physical discipline of Corporeal Mime.
Developed by Etienne Decroux, Corporeal mime accentuates the vital importance of the body and physical action on stage. He created this method and technique for creative performers who wish to transform their ideas into a physical reality, in order to devise a new style of theatre “making visible the invisible’’. Corporeal mime will help the actor to become more autonomous in creating metaphor-based physical theatre pieces while heightening physical awareness for traditional performance by increasing the actor’s strength, agility, flexibility and control.
Four tutors, each, who have trained at Ecole de Mime Corporeal under Etienne Dercoux’s assistants, will lead these workshops. These take will place over 2 separate weeks, Week 1 will cover Technique and Repertoire and Week 2 will include composition and improvisation.

Movement Workshop Fee: (participants may attend one or two weeks)
Week 1: €40
Week 2: €40
Week 1 & 2: €75

Oliver Pollack
Georges Betancourt
Valentina Temussi
Sandra O Malley

Accommodation & Travel
Participants of the Academy can avail of subsistence in regard to Accommodation and Travel.
Free budget accommodation is available for the enrolled participants of the academy at a nearby Hostel chosen by the Academy. For participants wishing to find their own accommodation, a €25 per night subsidy will be provided by the Academy.
A €35 subsidy for travel expenses will also be provided.

Theatre Artists will be invited to take part on the basis of a letter of introduction and subsequent meeting/ telephone conversation. Candidates can participate in one or both modules of the programme.
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 071 9170431
Contact: John Carty / Sandra O Malley

Supported by the Arts Council’s theatre Development Scheme

The Fureys and Davey Arthur
Wed 28 December, 8pm,  €25

After the Christmas excitement has died down, enjoy an evening of music, songs and stories from legends of Irish music, The Fureys & Davey Arthur who will be making their 9th concert appearance at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. George, Eddie and Davey have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 33 years where their audiences have included Tony Blair, Mary McAleese and Pope John Paul.

Don’t miss the chance to hear them sing all their hits including When you were sweet 16, The Green fields of France, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here & Steal away.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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