CAIRDE Sligo Arts Festival at Sligo Central Library

Sligo Central Library are celebrating CAIRDE Sligo Arts Festival with a selection of events to suit everyone.

THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO IMAGINATION.

Tuesday 9th of July at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:

CONSTELLATIONS’ REFLECTIONS FROM LIFE WITH SINÉAD GLEESON

Sinéad Gleeson reads from her critically acclaimed collection of essays, Constellations, which was published in  April 2018.

Wednesday 10th of July at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm:

PÚCA PUPPETS NA LUCHÓGA AGUS NA HEILIFINTÍ

A storytelling and puppet performance commissioned by Dublin City Council, to celebrate and mark the arrival of three new baby elephants in Dublin Zoo. Inspired by a Panchatantra Hindu animal fable from India, simple paper sets and puppets are used to re-enact, this gentle and imaginative tale of the small saving the large. The children have a chance to respond to the piece through drawing at the end.

Ba mhór ag Púca Puppets Na Luchóga agus na hEilifintí a chur os bhur gcomhair. Fabhal ainmhithe de chuid Panchatanta Hindu ón Ind atá ann. Ag brath ar líníocht, ar pháipéar agus ar phuipéid, léireofar an scéal álainn seo. Tá teachtaireacht ar leith ann- cabhraíonn an té ‘beag’ leis an té ‘mór’.

Thursday 11th of July at 4:00 pm:

VAGABOND VERSES

An afternoon of pop-up performance and poetry in venues throughout Sligo town curated by Patrick Karl Curley. Each poetry vignette will be approximately 15 – 20 minutes in duration, leaving time for audience members to make it to the next destination on our trail.

Tess Gallagher, 4pm at Sligo Central Library

Stephen Street Tess Gallagher is an American poet, essayist, and short story writer. Her honors include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, two National Endowment for the Arts awards, The Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellowship (University of Washington), and the Elliston Award for “best book of poetry published by a small press” for the collection Instructions to the Double (1976).