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8th November: Jack L’s Songs of the Season at Hawk’s Well

Jack LJack L comes to the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Saturday 8th of November at 8pm with his new seasonal show “Northern Lights – Songs of the Season. In this show, “Songs of The Season – Northern Lights” Jack will sing songs which take him back to winters of long ago and songs which conjure up the atmosphere of winters and Christmases of his childhood!

He will also be dipping in to his own repertoire will be giving a potted history of his stunning career to date and will be performing songs from his recent smash hit shows “The 27Club” and “The Great Wall of China” tour and some brand new material from his upcoming album thrown in.

As with all Jack L shows it promises to surprise, excite, challenge and most of all, ENTERTAIN! He is Ireland’s treasure and the press have sung his praises for decades now.

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7th November: PJ Gallagher’s new show ‘Concession’ comes to the Hawk’s Well

PJ GallagherPJ Gallagher has become one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. He brings his brand new show ‘Concession’ to the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Friday 7th of November at 8pm. Following the huge success of his role as Jake Stevens and many others in the hilarious and sometimes outrageous hit TV show Naked Camera, PJ rarely has time to be himself these days as he prepares for yet another TV series based in the USA.

PJ Gallagher is a Vicar Street regular; he has played the venue more than 10 times already this year. He has appeared at the Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny. Electric Picnic and done many successful corporate appearances for Diageo, Sigma and quite a few others. He is also a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting. With appearances on The Late Late Show, The Miriam O Callaghan Show and Tubridy Tonight, you can expect to see a lot more of this brilliant, energetic young comic.

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Friday Night Social returns to The Model this Friday October 24th

fnsdatesFriday Night Social
Friday 24th October 2014
The Model, Sligo
5pm – 8pm

A new season of Friday Night Social begins this Friday October 24th with a post-work early evening of food, music, film and more.

There will also be a special screening of George A. Romero’s iconic horror film Night Of The Living Dead.

Special guests This Side Up wil perform in the atrium of The Model; DJ Noone, Myster-E and Shaool will share how they combine beats, samples and rhymes to create their unique Sligo hip hop style.

DJ Noone will also be spinning some early evening tunes as guest DJ along with regular Friday Night Social DJ’s Mark Willis and Simon Hunt.

The Gallery Café will open late in to the evening serving up hotpots, tapas and beverages. Bookmart and Liber, two of Sligo’s independent book and record shops will be on hand throughout the evening selling books and records in the atrium.

usFor those that want to stay around longer, FNS Djs Mark and Simon will continue the evening with a late night of records at Furey’s Pub, Bridge Street.

If you would like any more information about Friday Night Social or would like to get involved contact

Follow online at: :: @Frisocialsligo

School Tours, Art Classes and Family fun at The Model this Autumn

School Tours at The Model The Model, home of the Niland Collection, is an exciting family-friendly arts centre with dedicated education spaces, a cinema, theatre space, cafe and bookshop. The centre hosts regular workshops, childrens’ cinema and a unique programme for young children and parents.

The Big Draw – Wednesday until December 10th
For children 2-4yrs, this magical series of art, movement and storytelling with artist Kate Wilson for children and their parents takes place every Wednesday.

Story-time with Emily, Saturday October 25th
Ahead of Halloween, join storyteller Emily for a bewitching afternoon of spooky tales.

The Mad Hatter Children’s Festival of Theatre, Oct 29th – Nov 1st
Daft Antics Circus workshops for children take place over the festival weekend. Mixed Circus Skills classes will start with basic tumbling and acrobatics skills including acro-balance work in pairs and teams.

Informal Music Afternoon, Sunday November 2nd
The Model will host an eclectic mix of music in the informal setting of The Model Atrium featuring young musicians alongside established musicians. The Gallery Cafe will be serving a delicious brunch. The perfect setting for a family friendly concert and is suitable for all ages.

School Tours, Every Wednesday
School Days takes place on Wednesdays at The Model. It is a programme of school tours, film screenings and on-line learning. The school tours are designed to stimulate creative thinking and visual literacy in young people, enhancing cross-curricular learning and communication.

A wooden playhouse for children has recently been installed in The Model’s foyer. Designed by Gordon Ryan of Applied Sense, it is a unique space for children to play, read and enter into the world of imagination.

For further information on family friendly events at The Model visit

The Model,
The Mall,
Tel: 071 9141405


The Mad Hatter Children’s Festival of Theatre in Sligo

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Losha by Monkeyshine Theatre

Now in its third year the Mad Hatter festival presents the finest selection of shows from Ireland and beyond for the young people of Sligo and takes place from the 29th of October through to the 1st of November in Sligo town. The festival is the result of collaboration between the Hawk’s Well Theatre and Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. It brings a selection of the best performances on offer to the young people of Sligo, providing access to a diverse range of high quality artistic productions from home and abroad as well as entertaining, teaching and inspiring the next generation.

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2nd November: Dracula visits Hawk’s Well at Halloween

Dracula jpgFancy a scare at Halloween? Then don’t miss Jonathan Harker and Dracula at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Sunday 2nd of November at 8pm. This new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s iconic masterpiece on vampirism, sees Gerard McCarthy playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the greatest supernatural character of all time: Dracula. Using multiple cameras, backing screens, projections, surround sound and a newly commissioned score, this solo tour de force will make audiences scream.

He is deathly pale.

His fingernails are cut to sharp points.

His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath.

Yet even Count Dracula’s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the local peasants fail to warn Jonathan Harker, a young man from England, about his host.

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23rd October: In Acting Shakespeare at Hawk’s Well

In Acting Shakespeare 01‘In Acting Shakespeare’ is a superbly engaging one-man show on tour in Ireland this October following a two-month sold out run off-Broadway in New York City. It comes to the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Thursday 23rd of October at 8pm.

“In Acting Shakespeare” is a funny, touching and uplifting story of one man’s discovery of Shakespeare, acting and language. Freely adapted, with permission, from Sir Ian McKellen’s ‘Acting Shakespeare’, the wonderfully talented James De Vita tells his own story of a young fisherman searching for a new career. This fun, fervent tribute to one man’s personal journey, deftly weaves some of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues with James’ days as Long Island fisherman and his nights as a classical actor. This is a show for anyone interested in Shakespeare or theatre.

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