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Jack Butler Yeats; Salt Water Ballads

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We are proud to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jack Butler Yeats in his home town of Sligo. This very special exhibition entitled Salt Water Ballads, showcases for the very first time, a suite of 21 newly conserved, sea-themed watercolours, as well as Yeats’ own collection of model boats. These pieces were generously gifted to The Model in 2018 by a private donor, and were conserved thanks to support from the Heritage Council in 2020.

New original artworks by Yeats were revealed during the conservation process, and they will be on view, alongside several other maritime works, for visitors to enjoy in public for the very first time. These works tell the fascinating story of Theodore, the Pirate, a character invented by Yeats, and documented in several of his artworks and stories. The evening will include pop-up maritime-themed activities in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jack B. Yeats.

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Genres: Museum / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Model, The Mall, Sligo. F91 TP20

Website: http://www.themodel.ie/

Phone: 0719141405

No Booking Required

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Ruth Clinton and Cormac MacDiarmada

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Cormac MacDiarmada (Lankum) and Ruth Clinton (Landless) will perform new interpretations of old songs, accompanied by fiddle, viola, synth and theremin. Drawing inspiration from Irish and American traditional music – via Angelo Badalamenti – their music has dark and dreamy undertones and features themes of love, loss and the supernatural.

Performance is free but advance booking is essential: www.themodel.ie/

This performance has limited capacity. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model.

 

Time: 8pm - 8.45pm

Genres: Music

Features: Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Model, The Mall, Sligo. F91 TP20

Website: http://www.themodel.ie/

Phone: 0719141405

Venue is Booked Out!

Pirates

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A slapstick performance by Time Travel Theatre

To celebrate the opening of our Museum of Pirate Puppets, we have invited Time Travel Theatre to present ‘Pirates’ for one night only. This completely immersive family friendly show brings life to the Pirates of Sligo’s past in a charming and slapstick comedy of errors. A live performance with animated characters and shadow play theatre, it promises to enchant the audience in an evening of theatrics and stunning visuals. Bring along the young ones and join in the Pirate experience with prizes for best dressed Pirate and Most Gruesome.

Performances at 5.00pm and 6.00pm

Performances are free but advance booking is essential: www.themodel.ie/

Performances have limited capacity. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model

 

 

Time: 5pm - 5.30pm

Time: 6pm - 6.30pm

Genres: Comedy / Performance / Theatre

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Model, The Mall, Sligo. F91 TP20

Website: http://www.themodel.ie/

Phone: 0719141405

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Museum of Puppets - workshops for kids

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Ahoy – Calling all budding artists and designers!

Model boats made by Jack B Yeats, salt water ballads and sea-faring adventure stories are the inspiration for this exciting new interactive installation for children, to be launched on Culture Night at The Model. We have transformed one of our gallery spaces into a high sea adventure and we are calling all children to help us transform this space into a pirate haven. Come in to our workshops on Culture Night and design your own pirate puppet with our team of artists – and help us make a colourful and vibrant museum of puppets.

Puppet-Making Workshops for Children.

4.00 pm

4.45pm

5.30 pm

6.15 pm

All workshops are free but advance booking is essential:  www.themodel.ie/

Each session is limited 10 participants max. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model.

 

Time: 4pm - 6.45pm

Genres: Arts and Crafts / Workshop

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Model, The Mall, Sligo. F91 TP20

Website: http://www.themodel.ie/

Phone: 0719141405

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Alison Pilkington; I Build My Own Island

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Through a series of interconnecting paintings, drawings and artists books Pilkington has produced a show at The Model that explores her connections to Sligo. A series of recurring characters inhabit surreal landscapes that evoke lakeshores, seashores and distant mountain ranges.

As is particular to Pilkington’s practice, she draws on eclectic references from the poetry of WB Yeats to the paintings of El Greco and the cinematic imagery of Ridley Scott and Andrei Tarkovsky; all of which collide and merge in a richly allegorical body of work.

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Genres: Visual Art

Features: Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Model, The Mall, Sligo. F91 TP20

Website: http://www.themodel.ie/

Phone: 0719141405

No Booking Required