Clonakilty Lifelong Learning Festival 2016

It is a pleasure to invite you to Clonakilty’s first Lifelong Learning Festival, a week- long festival devoted to the exploration and celebration of learning in its many forms.

The festival’s motto of Investigate, Celebrate, Participate is very evident this week throughout the town of Clonakilty. There is a wide range of options ranging from songwriting to sand art, from the Japanese poetic form, the haiku, to the transformation of found objects into sculpture. The practical is evident with bicycle maintenance, the meditative with tai- chi and yoga.

ALL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS ARE FREE!

Sunday April 10th:

 

Festival launch: 3pm Inchydoney Island.

Make a Sand Circle

Celebrate learning and have fun in the process. Make a sand circle. Weather permitting. Bring rakes!

023- 8859688 /083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com

*Cancelled due to bad weather*


 

Bike maintenance With Jack

10am-12pm, O’ Donovan’s Hotel.

Get your rothar ready for road. Start the morning with bike maintenance.

023- 8859688 /083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Monday April 11th:

 

“Unsettled: from Tinker to Traveller”

11 am, The Travellers’ Centre, Murphy’s Garage, Western Rd, Clonakilty.

A documentary film made by American anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch concerning the traveller community in Dublin in the 1970s.


UP-CYCLING Demonstration

6:30pm to 7:30pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Discover how a plastic bottle can become a lampshade, a tin can becomes an instrument, seashells become a sculpture. Up-cycling is a fun, creative and environmentally friendly way of taking everyday objects and creating beautiful and useful things.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688 /083-1249311 info@clonarts.com


 

Tuesday April 12th:

 

Learning: a Photographic Exhibition by Clonakilty Camera Club

Tuesday 12 April- Saturday 16th April, 10am -4pm daily, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre Gallery.

023-8859688/083-1249311 info@clonarts.com


 

Photography Workshop

11am to 2pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Use your Mobile phone/ smartphone to document or tell a story. This class will be an introduction to documentary photography and digital storytelling. The second session on Friday the 15th will be an editing session. The resulting photographs will be displayed around the town of Clonakilty over the weekend of the 16th/ 17th April.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/ 083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


Life Drawing Demonstration

6pm to 7pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Life-drawing classes with a clothed and nude model take place. All levels of experience are welcome and though it is a self-directed class, advice, instruction and critique are available. Regular class follows.

Booking Essential: 023- 8859688 /083-1249311 info@clonarts.com


 

Wednesday April 13th:

 

Tactile Textiles Demonstration

10am to 1pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Participants will learn to use various materials such as paper, foil, tissue
and techniques including stitching, heating, soldering and gluing to create individual textile art. These workshops encourage us to observe everyday life and bring this awareness to our art.

Booking Essential: 023- 8859688 /083-1249311 info@clonarts.com


Knitting Club With Pat

2pm-4pm, O’ Donovan’s Hotel. Clonakilty.

Learn to knit, improve your skills and share patterns.

023- 8859688 /083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


Get the most from your iPad and iPhone

2pm- 3.30 pm, Clonakilty Adult Learning, First Floor, St. Fachtna’s Centre, Casement Park, Clonakilty.

Find your way around your iPhone and iPad. Send emails, download apps, watch films, read books.

Booking Essential. Tel: 086 – 8239089


Creative Ceramics Workshop and Demonstration

5pm to 6pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Thursday April 14th:

 

Jewellery Making Demonstration

10am to 1pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Demonstrations on a variety of jewellery making techniques. Learn how to make rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches and pendants. You will be shown how to silver solder, bend, form, cut and fabricate metals. The classes will include some stone setting, texturing, hammering, forming and polishing metals.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Museum of Miniature Workshop

10.30 am – 1pm, Clonakilty Adult Learning,
First Floor, St. Fachtna’s Centre, Casement Park, Clonakilty.

With Tess Leak. See the world through the Museum of Miniature. Be inspired and make your own creations. No experience necessary. Some materials will be provided but please bring along any of the following if you wish: scraps of fabric, scissors, threads and needles, shells and buttons, wool and beach combed objects.

Booking Essential. Tel: 086- 8239089


 

Printing With Plants

2.30pm – 5pm, Clonakilty Adult Learning, First Floor, St. Fachtna’s Centre, Casement Park, Clonakilty.

Have fun and print directly from plants with Toma McCullin

Booking Essential. Tel: 086- 8239089


 

Swing Dance

6pm-6:30pm, O’ Donovan’s Hotel.

Taster class with Sheila. (Regular Class follows)

023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Yoga With Diana

7.30 pm, O’ Donovan’s Hotel

023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Tai-Chi With Mark

7:30pm O’ Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty.

023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Friday April 15th:

 

Photography Editing Workshop

11am to 1pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Use your mobile phone/ smartphone to document or tell a story. This is an editing session. The resulting photographs will be displayed around the town of Clonakilty over the weekend of the 16th and 17th April.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/ 083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Ink Drawing Workshop

2pm to 5pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Learn how to explore your creativity through abstract and semi-abstract fine ink drawing with experienced artist Cathal O’ Regan.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/ 083-1249311/info@clonarts.com.


 

Exhibition reception of: Learning: a Photography Exhibition by Clonakilty Camera Club

7pm to 9pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Clonakilty Camera Club and Clonakilty Community Arts Centre present an exhibition of photographs from the archive of Clonakilty Camera Club members on the theme of Learning.

Everyone welcome: for information: 023- 8859688/ 083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


Saturday April 16th:

 

Jewellery Open Studio

10am to 12 noon, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

Tactile Textiles Open Studio

3pm to 5pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

023- 8859688 /083-1249311/info@clonarts.com


 

What is the Alexander Technique?

3pm, O’ Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty

Demonstration with Kate.

023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com


 

UP-Cycling Open Workshop

5pm to 7pm, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

023- 8859688 /083-1249311 info@clonarts.com


 

Songwriting workshop with Cork singer and songwriter Fintan Lucy.

2pm to 5pm, O’ Donovan’s Hotel,

Booking Essential. 023- 8859688/  083-1249311/ info@clonarts.com