Slollywood is back in town. Sabona Community Productions have another offering, this time for Culture Night, which takes place on 20th September in Sligo and across the country, and will be holding screenings of their new “Portrait Project” in an open studio setting from 7-10pm.
Sabona is a diverse arts group based in Sligo, who promote integration and diversity through Art, Film and Performance. Earlier this year they brought you the feature film “Encounter” (a cross-cultural romantic comedy, set in Sligo), and won the Arts/Culture Section in the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, among other projects. “Encounter” was screened in The Model cinema and The Gaiety cinema and played to a full house every time (it even bumped Man of Steel from the big screen).
This time, Sabona’s short films concentrate on intimate portraits, refelecting diverse life in Sligo. The “Portrait Project” is a series of 3-4 minute films which will be played all evening on a loop, so you can drop by any time and stay as long as you like.
You will also get a chance to see samples of their other works and get to meet the eclectic group of filmmakers, artists, actors and writers in their own creative space, see where it all happens and find out what’s next on the cards for this creative bunch.
Sabona is based in the Sligo Film Centre on Wine St., a collaborative hub of Sligo-based filmmakers. Other filmmakers based in the centre will also be screening their works throughout the evening. All screenings are free.
The Model, The Hawk’s Well Theatre, The Factory Performance Space, County Sligo Youth Theatre and Sligo Film Centre together will transform Sligo into a thriving cultural hub for the night. The venues will open their doors and spill onto the streets to offer the highest quality in cultural talks, tours, art, music and performances for families and the public. World-class exhibitions, acclaimed musicians, experimental music pieces, theatre, live art, film screenings, workshops and circus performers will entertain & inspire crowds from the early evening until late. Culture Night takes place in Sligo Friday 20th September from 2.30pm (for Baby Culture night, see programme for details) to 11pm
Sabona is part of the Urban Peace Collective Peace III project.
This project has been funded by the PEACE lll Programme through the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund managed for the Special EU programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee.