Archive for May 2012
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins recently visited the residents of Rathfredagh Chesire Homes, Co. Limerick during the Éigse Michael Hartnett Festival, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. Mary Hartney, Limerick County Council Dancer in Residence, introduced an exhibition of integrated dance for the President performed by some of the Rathfredagh residents and transition-year students of Copsewood College and Pallaskenry. Also performing were Lisa Cahill and Sultan Kakar of Spoken Dance, Limerick’s first professional integrated Dance Company in collaboration with singer Colum Sands.
Arts and health practitioners are invited to submit case studies of high quality arts and health projects to artsandhealth.ie. The case studies section of artsandhealth.ie showcases examples of arts and health projects in Ireland. This section provides a bank of well documented projects, of artistic merit, which are delivered by professional artists across a diversity of art forms and contexts. Background structures and partnerships are included to give an overview of the provision for arts and health practice. Please see http://www.artsandhealth.ie/case-studies/ for examples of case studies.
Creative Voices: film, drama and writing workshops for teenagers living with chronic illness will take place in Dublin on 26 June and 29 June 2012. The workshops will be facilitated by artists Emma Eager and Ben Murnane, in association with Helium Children’s Arts & Health and the Digital Hub Development Agency. The workshops are aimed at teenagers aged 15 and older who are interested in exploring their creativity through filmmaking, acting, writing or art. If you cannot make it in person but would like to take part you can join us online via Skype to share your creative ideas.
The Next Step Art Exhibition is on display in The Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay, Cork from 18 May to 25 May 2012. The Next Step was set up in response to the limited opportunities available to, and the challenges facing, people who experience, or have experienced emotional and mental health issues in their lives. The aim is to assist in improving self-confidence and self esteem, and to work towards combating stigma by operating in an open and inclusive environment.
Would you like to attend a music performance at dawn? Well if so, come down to William Vincent Wallace Plaza on Sunday 27th May at 7.15 am to hear the wonderful choral sounds of the De La Salle Senior Choir and Deise Active Retirement Association.
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust has organised this Dawn Chorus as part of the Bealtaine Festival which celebrates creativity in older people. This event has been kindly sponsored by the Tower Hotel.