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Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: The Nualas - All Spanxed Up!
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 25/03/2017, 20:00
  • Details: The sequins are out, the hurty shoes are on, the hair is coiffed to within an inch of its life, and the liposuction didn't work. But who cares! They've got spanx! Welcome to an evening of scintillating new songs, spleen-rupturingly hilarious new chat, and a stunningly bendy repertoire of new moves, despite the fact that they've lost all feeling from the waist down (the spanx). This fabulous new extravaganza from The Nualas will leave your ankles swollen with laughter, your ear drums throbbing in sheer musical ecstasy and your eyeballs bulging out of their sockets in disbelief as The Nualas knock it out of the entertainment park yet again (in spanx). Tickets: €21/19conc

  • Title: Family Art Workshops
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 26/03/2017, 16:30
  • Details: Family activities continue for the summer. We welcome parents and grandparents to join in with their children and grandchildren and get creative. Facilitated by artists, these fun afternoons are guaranteed to add the sparkle of imagination to any Sunday. Our workshops have been inspired by the seasons gallery programme Please Note: this is a family workshop and parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout. Sun 26th March, Sat 1st & 2nd April, Sun 30th April, Sun 21st May 3.00 - 4.30pm. Cost: €5 per person, €10 per family Suitable for children from 6 to 12 years

  • Title: Join In - Be Part of the Festival!
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 30/03/2017, 14:00
  • Details: Participate in a creative workshop – we will have free drawing, movement and craft workshops, where you can try your hand at an activity. All levels welcome to all workshops. Drop into the library – A little bit of VISUAL will pop up in the library over the weekend, with some events inspired by the exhibitions. You can also find out about the library’s events in VISUAL – readings, poetry and more! Attend the ‘Join In Voicebox’ where we will have representatives and volunteers from organisations around Carlow sharing information about their work and how people can get involved. Spot some pop up exhibitions – design students from IT Carlow and Waterford IT and DIT School of Architecture will be presenting work, as well as some surprise pop up work at various locations. Contribute to the discussion – there will be a number of events focussing on the role of town planning in the wellbeing of a community. Come to a workshop on creative regeneration led by Callan’s Workhouse Union, or see how the students of IT Carlow have used design to respond to a town planning challenge. Get Sporty – Carlow Sports Partnership will host a family activity day where everyone can join in the games. Enjoy great theatre which celebrates inclusion. VISUAL is proud to premier Equinox Theatre’s new production – The M House. Engage in a discussion about sustainability and the challenges and solutions we are looking to in the future, by joining a tour of Carlow’s community garden and attending a screening of award winning film Demain, followed by a panel discussion. Host an event - If you would like to host your own event during the Join In Festival which highlights or celebrates participation, just get in touch and we’ll include you in the programme.

  • Title: The M House
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 30/03/2017, 14:15
  • Details: Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art Centre where artists with disabilities work in collaboration with other professional theatre artists to create beautiful, challenging and magical theatre. Welcome to The M House. This is the place for you if you like watching TV all the time… And if you like being checked on, on the hour every hour, every single day… And if you don’t mind being in a cramped space… And having all your decisions made for you… Oh, and if you don’t mind taking turns holding up the walls yourself… Oh, and by the way, your name needs to begin with M. This is getting ridiculous. But welcome to our world – The M House. We think it’s time for a change. Equinox Theatre Company invite you on a journey of discovery exploring the ridiculous nature of our one-size-fits-all culture, in a relaxed performance where everyone is welcome regardless of what letter your name begins with. Thurs 30th Mar, 2pm & Fri 31st Mar, 8pm Tickets: €12/10conc

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 25/03/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public

  • Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 24/03/2017, 10:00
  • Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

  • Title: The Quiet Revolution - 70th Anniversary of Rural Electrification Exhibition
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 24/03/2017, 10:00
  • Details: The Rural Electrification Scheme has been described as one of the greatest social and economic developments in twentieth-century Ireland. This exhibition explores the bringing of the light to Carlow, from the first public lighting in 1891, to the implementation of rural electrification in the area (1947-1963) and has a focus on Paddy Dowling, Carlow Person of the 20th Century. The Quiet Revolution Exhibition has been developed in association with the E.S.B.. Admission is free Monday- Saturday 10.00-16.30

  • Title: Delta Sensory Gardens Daffodil Weekend
  • Venue: Delta Centre Strawhall Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 24/03/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Visit one of the most extensive collections of Daffodils in the country with 10,000 flowers and numerours varieties on show. Delta are offering a delicious afternoon tea each day in their New Café including a visit to Sensory Gardens. The cost per person is €15. Booking is recommended. All profits for the weekend go to EIST Carlow Cancer Group. Further details on facebook and closer to the event.

  • Title: Grow your own cut-flowers seasonally and sustainably with Fionnuala Fallon
  • Venue: Altamont Gardens
  • Start Date/Time: 25/03/2017, 10:30
  • Details: How to grow your own cut-flowers with Fionnuala Fallon: An in-depth one-day course/ workshop on growing your own seasonal, sustainable cut-flowers for the home or as a supplement to your floristry business, covering everything from the best, most long flowering and floriferous varieties to grow, recommended seed suppliers, methods of propagation (seed, cuttings, division), growing under cover, useful web/ published resources/reference works and how to beat weeds, pests and diseases to the best methods of conditioning and presentation. Fionnuala Fallon is a flower-farmer/ florist, author, and the gardening columnist for ‘The Irish Times’ as well as a regular contributor to other publications including ‘The Iris…h Garden’ and “Garden Heaven’. Together with her husband, the garden photographer Richard Johnston, she runs an organic flower farm, ‘The Irish Flower Farmer’ in a Victorian walled garden near Blessington, County Wicklow, where the focus is on growing/ providing a wonderful range of sustainably grown, seasonal flowers that are reflective of the Irish gardening year and which are produced without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers. See @theirishflowerfarmer on Instagram Course date: 25th March and 15th April 2017 Course Cost €70 Course Duration 10.30am-4pm, with a break for coffee/ lunch Class size: maximum 15 Booking Details available from Altamont Plant Sales shop / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 087 9822135

03 2017
Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

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