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BEALTAINE in CLARE 2008
‘People, Places and Song’
Raheen Community Hospital
KILMALEY DAY CARE CENTRE
Drawing Day at Clare Museum
Two workshops each will be held by well-know Clare artists Lorraine Wall and Hilary Gilmore. Each workshop will be of 90 minutes duration and will cater for a maximum of ten individuals so prebooking is required.
Participants are asked to bring along their own drawing materials such as pencils (HB, 3B and 6B) and/or conte crayons. For details of the workshops and to book a place please contact email email@example.com. 087-9165916
Grow Your Own – Glor, Ennis
May 7th at 3 p.m.
The Jane Austen Sewing Kit Creative
Jane Austen (1775-1817), one of the most famous authors in the English language gathered the themes for her work from the commonplace of domestic scenarios she experienced in her daily life. She ‘sewed’ from the ordinary fabric of what she saw and heard, making such wondrous ‘cloths’, woven from the most accurate insights. Jane Austen created a host of wonderful, memorable characters through her keen sense of observation and attention to the foibles of human nature.
The Jane Austen Sewing Kit Workshop invites participants, in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, to explore the possibilities of bringing together the language of one art form and ‘marrying’ it with another. ‘Sewing’ lines of memory (romantic or otherwise) or drawing up a colourful character profile (a la Mrs. Bennett or Mr. Collins) will also help the writer introduce a note of humour, partly the reason Jane Austen’s work is so popular. Most of all, the intention is to renew each individual writer’s love affair with language itself.
Lines from ‘Draper’
by Eileen Casey
Eileen Casey is a poet, fiction writer and journalist. Twice short-listed for a Sunday Tribune Hennessy Award (2004, 2005), she is a regular contributor to Senior Times. In 2005 she received a literature bursary from South Dublin County Council. In 2006 she was awarded The Tyrone Guthrie Award from Offaly County Council. She has been published widely in outlets such as Senior Times, Poetry Ireland, The Irish Times, County Lines: Portrait of a County (New Island), Ireland of the Welcomes and Books Ireland among others.
Due to the popularity of our Bealtaine Music in Hospitals series, the series has been expanded significantly in 2008.
Paddy Hynes, storyteller will entertain in 9 hospitals and day care centres throughout the county accompanied by Kate Purcell, Chris Droney and John Greene.
The venues are St. Joseph’s, Ennis; Clarecastle Day Care Centre; Regina House & St. Theresa’s Kilrush; Knockerra; Kilmaley Day Centre; Inis Gile,Parteen; Riverdale, Ardnacrusha, and Miltown Malbay Day Care Centre.
Josephine Marsh and her guests, Mick Kinsella, Tom Carey and Maurice Coyle will perform in 6 venues: Carrigoran House, Newmarket; Kilrush Community Hospital; Stella Maris, Lisdoonvarna; Cahercalla Hospital, Ennis; Raheen Hospital, Tuamgraney and Ennistymon Day Centre.