Thursday 25 August @ 6pm | Noises Off | Orla Murphy and Jenny Gregory combine words and sounds to evoke atmosphere in this dramatic poetry reading.
Sunday 14 August @1:15pm | Katy Salvidge - Baroque Recorder, Tess Leak -ViolinCello & Justin Grounds - Baroque Cello - a 30 minute mini concert prior to their ferry departures for concerts on Cape Clear & Sherkin Island featuring works by Bach, Biber, Telemann, Byrd, Morales and Westhoff - Donations only
Unfortunately it was not possible to screen this film due to difficulties establishing electrical connection on 2 occasions (31 July & 8 August)
Alfie and Declan are diggers; two men working in the illegal trade of dinosaur bones. Alfie picks up Declan for work on a day like any other, but it is clear that something is wrong. Declan reveals that he has grown tired of their secretive and dangerous lifestyle. And that their current dig will be his last.
Unable to dig alone Al e must convince his friend to continue. To protect their friendship, and ensure his own survival.
But things don’t go to plan when somebody else finds their bones…
Reading from Sirens Section of Ulysses led By Baltimore Readers Book Club July 15 2016 – video courtesy of Sloan Davis
1,2 & 5 July & 10 Aug | Artist Bara Palcik drawing from life | Portrait Drawing and Portrait Painting from the Live Model I propose a series of four 3-hour observable sessions in which I will draw and paint from a life model who I will bring on site with me. These sessions will involve: • Drawing/painting using an easel and wooden board, indoors and outdoors, depending on weather conditions. • Suggested medium: pens, pencils and acrylic paint on paper. All material and equipment will be provided and safely handled by the artist with no risk to viewers. • Poses will last from 20 minutes up to one hour each. The focus will be on portraiture. Short breaks may be included. • Passing viewers will be able to walk around both artist and model and look at life drawing/painting in action. • The public may also be given opportunities to take part in this exciting life event by posing themselves.
Sunday 26th June 9:30 – 17:30 | Title “man overboard ” part of a solo exhibition ” I must go down to the sea —-”
Description textile/mixed media a personal interpretation of a childhood event
About Sonia Bidwell
I now live near Skibbereen but I was born in Cornwall, and spent most of my childhood on a boat except when I was at Boarding school. After many years , many jobs, marriage with two daughters, I moved to The Isle of Skye in 1983 Here I went back to country life, crofting with sheep and cattle whilst my husband had a proper job !. My sheep were a rare breed with fine long wool. I sold direct to spinners and taught myself to spin. Then i started making knitted and woven wall hangings, from this developed my art as it is now . Using mainly poetry and folk tales as my inspiration I weave on a metal grid and build up a complex collage of symbolic objects . I prefer solo interactive exhibitions with a definite theme . My biggest and ongoing project is the poetry of WW1
Tuesday 23rd August, 1-2pm | Miranda McCarthy is a singer-songwriter who writes and sings with a heartfelt poetic authenticity. Acoustic and intimate, her songs weave stories of her inner journey - the pull and push of life and change and growth - and the connection to nature and its beauty, power and strength.
Miranda will play a series of 4 hour long sessions on the following days -
June 30th Thursday 4-5pm
July 5th Tuesday 1-2pm
August 9th Tuesday 1-2pm
August 23rd Tuesday 1-2pm
Saturday 11th June Mind Readers 12pm – 1pm & Glasses Glasses 2pm – 3pm | Double Bill of Performance Art with Catch Keeley & Mary Sullivan
In the performance of Mind Readers, we explore extra-sensory perception. In a meditative, reflective and empathetic way, involving a stilling of the mind in order to exchange thoughts, we visualise and illustrate, in word and image, what we think the other is thinking
In the performance of Glass Glasses, Keeley & Sullivan explore compromised visual sense, the body in space and how we negotiate that space as we walk towards, meet and walk on. The meeting in each instance has an unknown outcome. Will we pass each other with just a whisper of a touch, a soft gentle passing, or will it be a more physical forceful encounter? Are we watching where we are going?
Catch Keeley and Mary Sullivan, performing under the title of ‘Two Gather Together’ have just completed their second year in the DIT BA in Visual Art Degree course on Sherkin Island.