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By: Sligo Events  05/12/2011
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In addition to the Art & Crafts Market, here at The Benbulben Centre we have an array of businesses from The Benbulben Pottery, Yeat’s Antiques to Art Junky’s Ceramic Sculpture & Painting Gallery not forgetting of course the Krafty Korner Gift Shop where we can source our Tea and Coffee throughout the day!

Location: The Benbulben Centre, Branleys Yard, Rathcormac. Co. Sligo
Dates: 17th December, 11am-6pm

December 1, 2011 at 10:00 am | Posted in |
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Sing for Simon, the Annual Carolathon will be held at the Tesco Shopping Arcade in Sligo on Mon 19th Dec.

If you would like to give an hour or two of your time to sing, play an instrument or “shake a bucket” please contact Mary on 087 7708865. Christmas is a time of giving so please lend a helping hand to those less well off this Christmas.

Thank you to St. Marys Youth Choir & Urseline School Choir for putting their names forward to sing on Dec 19th for The North West Simon Community.

The Ruby Blue Arts Club invites over 55s and friends to explore new ways of looking at contemporary art through talks and workshops. This Thursday Dec 1, our final Artist Studio Talk takes place at The Model with artist Johnnie Lawson.

Based in Leitrim, Johnnie has recently completed a residency at The Leitrim Sculpture Centre.  His exhibition there, Once I was a Child is a poignant portrayal of older people’s memories of childhood. The artist comments “Our interaction with the landscape on life’s journey produces our individual collective memories and histories.”

Johnnie has been invited by The Model to share his experience of making this work. The club will run for about an hour and all are welcome to relax afterwards with a tea or coffee from Slice Café at The Model.

November 30, 2011 at 10:00 am | Posted in |

The new Hawk’s Well season brochure will be landing on the doorsteps of the people of Sligo very soon jam-packed with a fantastic programme from January through to April 2012. Theatre highlights include Druid’s production of Big Maggie, Carthaginians directed by Adrian Dunbar, Baglady featuring Maria McDermottroe, Icarus’ production of Macbeth and two award-winning one-man plays: Tom Crean – Antartic Explorer and Pat Kinevane’s Silent as well as a double bill performance of Joyced and Songs of Joyce on the 70th anniversary of the death of James Joyce.

Music lovers will be delighted to see performances lined up from The Teetotallers, Ruth Moody, Ashelin, Tommy Fleming, Eddi Reader, Freddie White, Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden & Séamie O’Dowd and the Kilfenora Céilí Band. Opera lovers will be delighted to hear that Opera Theatre Company will be bringing The Magic Flute to Sligo in February. Fans of musicals can look forward to Showstopper! The Improvised Musical in March while February is also a great month for Musicals – Sligo Fun Company will present All Shook Up followed by Sligo Musical Society’s Wizard of Oz. This follows performances in January from Sligo General Hospital Musical Society It’s Panto Jim, But not as we know it! and Sligo VEC’s Musical Night Out. Local Drama companies are back – Coolera Dramatic Society with Myra’s Story, and Everyman with Married Bliss.

Comedy favourites Neil Delamare and Colin Murphy take to the stage in March while Man 1 Bank 1, the one-man comedy show returns. Film also features in the programme with a special screening of the 1920s classic Salomé with a live score specially written for the film by Charlie Barber. Barnstorm Theatre Company bring A Murder of Crows to the Hawk’s Well for children in March while The Speks return to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Other community favourites for children include Our Show 12 from the Avalon Centre, Gael Linn’s Coirm workshops and Feis Ceoil and Feis Shligigh in April.

Ever mindful of economic conditions, the Hawk’s Well has re-introduced Early Bird rates on many shows. Look out for the hawk symbol beside the name of the show and if you book before the 9th of January you can avail of the early bird rate! Friend’s (patrons) of the theatre also can avail of specially discounted rates for most shows.

The Hawk’s Well Theatre will be celebrating its 30th birthday in January 2012 and to celebrate this a new logo and identity for the theatre was designed by Daragh Stewart, son of Pauline Stewart who designed the original Hawk’s Well Theatre logo, 30 years ago! This new logo features on the front cover of the new season brochure and sees the return of the Hawk to the Hawk’s Well Theatre! A new look website will follow in January and January kicks off the birthday celebrations which will last throughout the year!

Each month the Hawk’s Well will feature a special Birthday Gig of the month. Druid marked the opening of the Hawk’s Well Theatre in January 1982 with their production of Much Ado About Nothing. Thirty years later, having gone from strength to strength they are back to celebrate the Hawk’s Well Theatre’s birthday with their production of Big Maggie by John B. Keane. February’s Birthday gig is Sligo Musical Society’s Wizard of Oz, while the Millenium Forum Derry’s production of Carthaginians is gig of the month in March. The Kilfenora Céilí Band help celebrate the Hawk’s Well’s birthday with a special Birthday Gig in April.

2012 will be a busy year at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. Come along and join in the celebrations!

We need to talk about Kevin
Dir: Lynne Ramsey. UK/USA. 2011, 112 mins.

Dec 7th, 8th & 9th at 8pm & Dec. 10th & 11th at 3pm

Tackling Lionel Shriver’s bestselling first-person novel, Director Lynne Ramsay has somehow remained true to the material. Tilda Swinton delivers one of the finest performances of her career as an American woman grappling with grief and guilt. (Movie Talk) Featuring a stellar cast, this is pure cinema and a startling achievement.

The Irish Times ***** “A near-masterpiece” Donald Clarke

Serious Sam Barrett is a solo acoustic artist drawing on a vast range of traditional idioms to create his own unique sound which he brings to Furey’s of Bridge Street this Thursday December 1st.

Barrett’s songwriting contains echoes of the great blues masters such as Bukka White and Blind Willie Mctell but also of American folk and country artists such as the Carter Family. Raised in the English folk tradition, Sam also draws heavily on English, Irish and Scottish folk music and arranges his own unique versions of traditional songs taking influence from such luminaries as Ewan Mcoll, Tim Hart and the Watersons. Sam is known for his direct, uncompromising heartfelt live performances and has pursued a remarkably busy gig schedule since embarking on a solo career in 2005. Sam is as comfortable playing in folk clubs as he is in font of rock and punk audiences and his fan base is composed of music lovers from the folk, blues, country and punk scenes. Sam has developed a strong following across England and beyond, having recently completed a 12 date tour of the UK with his frequent musical companions Mike Rossiter and David Broad.

MOON: Music by The Buzz Aldrin Allstars with live visuals created by Esperanza Collado

Sat Dec 3, 9pm

We are honoured to be hosting the second only viewing of Moon since its creation in 2010 and the fifth performance from this constellation of Allstars.

The Buzz Aldrin Allstars are a collection of like-minded musicians looking to keep the kraut rock tradition alive. The group features members from some of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary groups including Si Schroeder / 3epkano / Halfset / Strands / United Bible Studies / Beautiful Unit.

The shows are improvised explorations, revolving around simple melodies, grooves, and loops.

Moon features a screening of 16mm film loops, using multiple projectors (both 16mm and digital), created by Esperanza Collado from footage of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The group came together originally in 2010 to work with Spanish film artist Esperanza Collado where they created a soundtrack for Collado’s work Moon.

Described as “innovative, gifted, exciting and genius”, this event is not to be missed.

Booking and further info: / 071 – 914 1405

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Sligo music fans are in for a real treat as the renowned Jägermeister Freezer Sessions touch down in Sligo for the first time.

Presented by Hot Press, The Freezer Sessions set to showcase Ireland’s most exciting music talent in a series of free gigs around the country.

It takes place on Friday, December 2nd in Tricky’s McGarrigles, Sligo.

The exclusive party will feature performances by LE GALAXIE, TÚCAN, THE GORGEOUS COLOURS and THE DEAD FLAGS.

For a chance to get a pair of free tickets, just

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Isabel Nolan
A hole into the future
Dec. 10 2011 – Feb. 12 2012
The Model, Sligo

Isabel Nolan’s first solo museum exhibition A hole into the future to open at The Model, Sligo – December 10, 2011

The Model’s forthcoming exhibition from Isabel Nolan entitled, A hole into the future will open on Saturday, December 10th at 6pm with a reception at The Model, preceded by a public talk with Isabel Nolan and The Model’s Director Séamus Kealy at 5pm as part of The Model Talks Series.

The exhibition will feature sculpture, paintings and drawings, and as part of this project The Model has also commissioned a new work by Isabel Nolan, which will be erected outside The Model building. This steel sculpture will be a on long term display in the grounds of The Model and will be unveiled at the opening.

This is Nolan’s first solo museum exhibition. Alongside the outdoor sculpture and the show is a new publication on the artist’s work from 2005 to the present. This book, Intimately Unrelated, was produced in collaboration with Le Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole in France and includes essays on Nolan’s work with contributions from philosopher Graham Harman, critic, writer and academic Declan Long, Séamus Kealy and Isabel Nolan.

Nolan is a Dublin-based artist, and was one of a small number of artists who represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale, she has previously exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Beijing Art Museum of the Imperial City, De Appel and SMART, in Amsterdam, Artspace, Auckland, Le Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole and she is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.

The exhibition will run until February 12 and will travel to Museé d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne in early 2012.

The Model would like to acknowledge the generous support of Kerlin Gallery, B. S. Ironworks, the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and the Sligo Local Authorities.

Isabel Nolan
A hole into the future
Dec. 10 2011 – Feb. 12 2012
The Model, The Mall, Sligo
(071) 914 1405

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