The Model is delighted to announce details of their month-long celebration of Bealtaine, Ireland’s national celebration of creativity as we age, from 1st – 31st May 2014.
Commenting on the programme of free events available at The Model, Education Curator Marie Louise Blaney said: ‘Bealtaine at The Model is an inspiring multi-disciplinary festival, featuring a month of activities ranging from curated gallery tours to film and workshops. The festival promises to inspire, challenge and be truly intergenerational, bringing all ages together in a creative environment.’
Art and Coffee Mornings
Tuesdays 06 – 27 May
11am – 12.30pm
Book a tour of the exhibitions and discuss what you’ve learned afterwards in the beautiful surrounds of The Model Café over a complementary tea or coffee.
Painting with Heike
Thursdays 08 May – 05 June
11am – 1pm
A relaxed and informal series of still life painting workshops using oil (water-mixable) paints, exploring colour, tone, texture and brushwork. Suitable for all ages.
A Tale To Tell
Thursdays 08 May – 12 June
3.45pm – 5.30pm
An opportunity for Grandparents and Grandchildren (9-14yrs) to work together to write and illustrate an adventurous story and bind this tale in to their very own hand-made book. A true family heirloom! Booking essential, as places are limited.
Thu. 08 May 8pm
Dir: Dustin Hoffman, UK, 2012, 98 mins
The Model and Sligo Film Society present a free screening of Quartet. The film follows the story of lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) Reggie (Ton Courtney) and Cissy (Pauline Collins) who are all residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers.
For further information on Bealtaine events at The Model, visit www.themodel.ie and follow on Twitter @ModelSligo or facebook.com/TheModelSligo