Stained Glass Workshop

Experience the art of stained glass making with artist Colette Langan.

Have you ever wondered how glass is cut for stained glass design or how the pieces are all fused together?

During this fun workshop children get to choose their colours and design while being guided to create a stained glass hanging decoration. Each child gets to keep their unique glass piece as a memento of their creativity and of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022!

Places are limited. Contact Sligo Central Library for more information.

No booking is required, but places are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

VENUE

Marquee Sligo Central Library

11 JUNE 2022

2.00PM – 3.00PM

3.00PM – 4.00PM

AGE RANGE

6-12

Victoria Walker Dance: Rap Workshop 1.00pm – 2.00PM

Find your rhythm and join dancer and teacher Victoria Walker for this energetic dance workshop guaranteed to get you moving!

This fun and interactive dance class is designed to encourage children aged 7-12 to use their imagination and to develop musicality through movement, storylines and beat.

Rhythm and movement are explored while having lots of fun on the marquee stage. Suitable for children new to dance and experienced dancers alike.

No booking is required, but places are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

VENUE

Marquee Sligo Central Library

11 JUNE 2022

1.00pm – 2.00PM

AGE RANGE

7-12

Victoria Walker Dance: Twinkle Toes Dance Workshop

A fun and interactive dance class for parent/carer and toddlers aged 18months+. Give your

little one a head start, with our classes designed to encourage their use of imagination

and develop musicality through movement, story lines and nursery rhymes. Continue to

help your child develop skills such as:

  • Coordination
  • Social interaction
  • Freedom to explore their natural rhythm

No booking is required, but places are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

VENUE

Marquee Sligo Central Library

11 JUNE 2022

12Noon – 1.00PM

AGE RANGE

3-7

Art in Nature Exhibition & Workshops with Sinead O’Hanlon

Discover the art that surrounds us every day!

Creative Sligo, in partnership with Diversity Sligo, brings a series of nature craft workshops facilitated by artist Sinéad O’Hanlon to children living in direct provision in Globe House.

In this series, participants will make a different craft each week, taking inspiration from nature and natural materials. Projects include stone art, leaf stitching and printing, nature mandalas, clay printing and sculpture, and shell art.

The young artists will exhibit their work in the Cruinniú na nÓg Marquee at Sligo Central Library and all are invited to see their creations. Children who attend the exhibition can explore their own love of nature at craft workshops on the day.

No booking is required, but places are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

VENUE

Marquee Sligo Central Library

11 JUNE 2022

10:00 – 10:45am

10:45 -11:30am

AGE RANGE

5-8 9-12 13+

RoboThink: Robotics Workshop at the Marquee, Sligo Central Library

Want to learn all about robotics and build your own cool robot?

Come join other Robothinkers at the Marquee at Sligo Central Library and build, design and play with your own creation!

This robotics workshop is suitable for those Aged 6-12. Robotic kits, lesson plans and of course RoboThink Instructors are all provided.

Get your thinking caps on and try out one of three workshop builds: RoboSoccer, RoboBowling or RoboGoKart. The workshop consists of step by step instructions on how to build the robot, then once constructed, RoboThinkers can have fun demonstrating their creations in a Robot Game.

No booking is required, but places are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.

VENUE

Marquee Sligo Central Library

11 JUNE 2022

10.00AM – 11.30AM

AGE RANGE

6-12

The Word Live in Sligo Central Library – Paul Little ‘In the Shadow of Benbulben: Dixie Dean at Sligo Rovers’ Book Launch – Wednesday 25th of May

Join us LIVE in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday 25th May, for a special edition of The Word with PAUL LITTLE, for the launch of In the Shadow of Benbulben: Dixie Dean at Sligo Rovers.

In conversation with Austin O’Callaghan.

Live music with Stephen O’Dowd.

This is a FREE, unticketed event and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Paul Little has worked as a writer, editor and instructional designer in the e-learning industry for over 25 years. In that time, and driven by his passion for all things football, he has also worked in sports broadcasting with RTE and has written for numerous publications, including Football 365 and the Irish Daily Star, where he spent several seasons covering Premier League and European football.

A native of Dublin, Paul has lived in Wicklow since 2003 with his wife and four children.

In the Shadow of Benbulben – Dixie Dean at Sligo Rovers represents Paul’s debut as a solo artist in the world of books.

Austin O’Callaghan is Sports Editor with Ocean FM in Sligo. A key part of his role is reporting and commentating on Sligo Rovers Football Club. He has been working as a sports journalist since 1993, which included 11 years with the BBC as a senior broadcast journalist. During that time, he covered two Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and the Cricket World Cup. He also fronted BBC NI’s flagship GAA programme ‘The Championship’ for six years.

Stephen O’Dowd is a BIMM graduate, musician and singer songwriter from Sligo, who performs gigs regulartly across the North West,

The Word, Wednesday 25th of May, will take place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street from 6.30pm. This is a free unticketed event with limited seating, doors close at 6.30pm. .

This event will be Streamed on Facebook on the night.

The Word is a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the BA in Writing & Literature at ATU.

There is no charge for this event.

sligolib@sligococo.ie/ 0719111675

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The Word Live in Sligo Central Library – Louise Kennedy ‘Trespasses’ – Official Book Launch. In conversation with Susan McKay. Music with Cathy Jordan.

Join us LIVE in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday 27th April, for a special edition of The Word with award-winning and acclaimed LOUISE KENNEDY, for the launch of her debut novel, Tresspasses. Louise will be in conversation Sligo Library Writer in Residence for Sligo Libraries, Susan McKay.

With live music with Cathy Jordan.

This is a FREE, unticketed event and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

‘This writer does not stint’ Anne Enright, Observer
‘Dazzling’ Guardian
‘Kennedy’s voice, and her unforgiving gaze, are electric’ Sunday Times
‘A literary star is born’ Irish Examiner

Trespasses: Cushla Lavery lives with her mother in a small town near Belfast. At twenty-four, she splits her time between her day job as a teacher to a class of seven-year-olds, and regular bartending shifts in the pub owned by her family. It’s here, on a day like any other – as the daily news rolls in of another car bomb exploding, another man shot, killed, beaten or left for dead – that she meets Michael Agnew, an older (and married) barrister who draws her into his sophisticated group of friends.

When the father of a young boy in her class, becomes the victim of a savage attack, Cushla is compelled to help his family. But as her affair with Michael intensifies, political tensions in the town escalate, threatening to destroy all she is working to hold together.

As tender as it is unflinching, Trespasses is a masterfully executed and intimate portrait of those caught between the warring realms of the personal and political, rooted in a turbulent and brutally imagined moment of history – where it’s not just what you do that matters, but what you are.

Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co. Down. Her short stories have appeared in journals including The Stinging FlyThe TangerineBansheeWasifiri and Ambit and she has written for the GuardianIrish Times, BBC Radio 4 and RTE Radio 1. Her work has won prizes and she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in both 2019 and 2020. Before starting her writing career, she spent nearly thirty years working as a chef. She lives in Sligo with her husband and two children.

Critical acclaim for The End of the World is a Cul de Sac

‘Dazzling … With their sensitivity to people’s vulnerabilities and failings, and their sharpness of imagery, these 15 taut tales recall Annie Proulx at her best: salty, wise, droll and keen to share the lessons of a lifetime’ Guardian

‘Like 15 novels squeezed between two covers, ready to blow your mind. The only other writer I can think of who packs this much moving, terrible life into each story is Alice Munro. All hail Louise Kennedy’ Emma Donoghue

‘Outstanding … A storyteller of stunning gifts and immense authority. This is writing that makes Francis Bacon at his bleakest seem like Mary Poppins’ Joseph O’Connor, Irish Times

‘These stories sing, haunt and inspire laughter. One of the best Irish short story collections I’ve read in years. If you want to learn how to write fiction, read this book’ Sinéad Gleeson

‘Darkly funny, beautifully crafted, intense – an outstanding first collection from a natural story writer’ Kevin Barry

‘Louise Kennedy’s collection will stop you in your tracks … Profound, beautiful and essential’

Liz Nugent

‘Superb … Outstanding … Gritty, bitter, hard-won, the 15 stories in this first collection feel a world away from the seeming solipsism of the younger generation of female Irish writers who are conquering the literary world … Kennedy’s voice, and her unforgiving gaze, are electric’

Sunday Times

‘Dark, funny, brilliantly downbeat’ Daily Mail

‘To carve such gilded stories as these from such fathomless gorges of despair would be an accomplishment for an old master, let alone for a relative newbie. Yet Kennedy’s spritz of humour, as black as the holes these women are in, elevates her stories from downbeat to transcendent’ Sunday Independent

‘Masterful … She can make you laugh and wince at once … A writer very much in control of her craft’ Irish Independent

‘Authoritative, beautifully honed … Reminiscent in style of the late William Trevor’

Sunday Business Post

‘Breath-taking … A literary star is born’ Irish Examiner

Roscommon born Cathy Jordan has been a professional singer with traditional group Dervish for nearly 30 years. She has led Dervish as front woman through thousands of concerts in hundreds of cities in nearly 40 countries and has 16 albums under her belt.  Among the  most notable performances were The Great Wall of China and the biggest rock music festival in the world – Rock in Rio to over 250,000 people.

Dervish’ most recent album The Great Irish Songbook was released last year on Rounder records and features duets with Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Imelda May, David Gray and more. Over the years Cathy has picked up many awards for her contribution to traditional Irish music including BBC Lifetime Achievement Award 2019, Sligo Cultural Ambassador 2018, Annie McNulty Award 2014 and The Freedom of The City of Sligo in 2010.

Open Mic.

The Open Mic is a first-come, first-serve bases limited to five names. Names are taken on the evening, participants are asked to keep within a three minute time-frame.

The Word, Wednesday 27th of April, will take place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street from 6.30pm. This is a free unticketed event with limited seating, doors close at 6.30pm. .

This event will be Streamed on Facebook on the night.

The Word is a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the BA in Writing & Literature at ATU.

There is no charge for this event.

sligolib@sligococo.ie/ 0719111675