On Saturday December 21st at 7.30pm, a host of renowned artists will come together at The Model in order to raise much needed funds for the victims of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines. The humanitarian situation there has reached unprecedented levels where currently 10 million people are in dire need of assistance.
The Hawk’s Well Theatre has just finalised its programme of events for Jan-April 2014 with a fantastic choice of entertainment to get you out and about in the New Year. The diverse programme offers a wide choice for lovers of the Arts with plays, musical acts, comedy acts, musicals, a children’s book festival, shows for children, primary and secondary schools, workshops to keep the kids busy over the mid-term break and art exhibitions.
Hark the Herald “Indians” Sing!
A bright bright star has suddenly appeared in the firmament over the Christmas entertainment scene in Sligo, a harbinger of better times to come perhaps! INDIAN are back for the first time in over 15 years.
Ok, these lads are not exactly “angels in choirs praising” but the reformed Indian gives the town’s entertainment scene a jewel in the crown for the Christmas holiday.
The group that performs in Shenanigans on the 21st will be the original “founding” lineup from over 15 years ago. Formed from the bones of some of Sligo’s best bands of the Hennigan’s era, it features Martin Harte, Christy Behan, Gerry Sweeney, Declan Harrison, Leon Donnellan and Joe Hunt.
Just in time for Christmas wish-lists, the album will be available to purchase in all good record shops in Sligo, local cafes and online from iTunes and at kieranquinn.ie from this Thursday 5th December.
Kieran will perform a selection of tracks from the album this Thursday December 5th at Liber Bookshop (O’Connell Street) for a special launch event at 1pm sharp.
Set amidst the background of the Garavogue River in the heart of Sligo Town, Stephen Street Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the Sligo Christmas Fayre with nearly sixty stalls showcasing local food producers, crafts, festive food, mince pies, mulled wine and plenty of gift inspiration for shoppers.
Families are in for a treat with a host of festive happenings taking place in ‘Santa Land’ including a puppetry show, Santa’s Theatre featuring the busy elves building gifts for all the good young boys and girls, a colouring station for everyone to finish their Santa letters, a face-painting station, as well as a goodie bag for each child to take home.
For older children, the festive ice-rink returns and will be open throughout the weekend. Farmyard in the School Yard also return with their special Petting Zoo as well as a Live Crib.
Live music will fill the heart of Sligo Town throughout the weekend with an entertainment stage packed with local musicians and performers. Saturday’s line-up on includes The Sligo Concert Band Quartet, Beat it Dance Group, The Barber Shop Quartet, Kieran Quinn, Rackhouse Pilfer and Dean Gurrie. Sunday’s entertainment featuring Rathcormack Sean Nos Dancers, Gavin Bros and Friends, and the County Sligo Male Voice Choir.
As well as visiting Santa’s Grotto, the Fayre welcomes the return of Santa’s Parade at 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoon as the man of the month makes his way through Sligo town, gathering all the children to join him at the Fayre in Stephen’s Street Carpark.
Entry to the Fayre is free. Tickets for Santa Land are €5 per child and tickets for the ice-skating rink are €3 per child and will be available on the day.
Fayre Opening Hours
Saturday 7th : 9.30am – 8pm
Sunday 8th : 10am – 6pm
Sligo is just 2.5hrs from Dublin by car, as well as regular trains running from Dublin throughout the weekend. For further info on the Fayre visit www.sligotourism.ie and follow on fb.me/sligotourism @SligoTourism or tag your tweets with #SligoXmas
Sligo Christmas Fayre is produced by Sligo Chamber in association with Sligo Borough Council and Sligo Tourism Ltd.
The Hawk’s Well Theatre is gearing up for another busy festive season. Get into the festive spirit with some magical performances taking place over the next few weeks.
This Sunday 1st of December Ballet Ireland’s talented dancers will fizzle in the fantastic new ballet Carmen. Set to Bizet’s score but with the added dimension of live flamenco music Ballet Ireland give this ballet a contemporary feel. This production has been getting rave reviews as it tours Ireland.
‘The Ballet spins into high gear when the entire cast enters flamenco territory’ Irish Times ****
The Model Presents: Black Ice, Film Screening
Meet the Director @ The Model
Wednesday, 4th December, 11:00am
Would you like to find out about the Irish film industry, what it’s like to shoot a feature-length action-film in Sligo and why a film about illegal car-racing was made?
Come along to The Model on Wednesday December 4th and meet Johnny Gogan, director, producer and co-writer of Black Ice who will talk about his film and answer any questions in a post-screening Q&A.
Set in Donegal and shot in Sligo and Leitrim, this film shines a light on the illicit world of night-time car racing on border roads. 20-year-old Alice and her brother Tom escape the boredom of their claustrophobic small town, racing, dicing and drifting on winding back roads. The boy racer scenes supply adrenalin fuelled kicks but catastrophe is waiting just around the corner. Starring Love/Hate actor Killian Scott and newcomers Jane McGrath and Dermot Murphy.
Booking essential- Phone: 071 9141405 or Email: email@example.com