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Archive for October 2014


Postcards from the Centre: small interactions in a big way

Date posted: 22 October 2014

Image shown: Postcards from the centre: Growing everyday!

Through Anam Beo‘s arts and health programme, creative and enthusiastic participating groups from the Irish Wheelchair Association, Riada House, Birr Nursing Unit, Clara Day Care, the Attic Therapy Centre and Ofalia House created up to 300 small artworks using collage and mixed media on a standard postcard. The postcard artworks will be displayed on the 3 November  at the Aras an Chontae in Tullamore. The Anam Beo art facilitators will assemble the postcards into a maneuverable artwork which will evolve during the first weeks in November.

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Music to Small Ears with composer George Higgs

Date posted: 22 October 2014

Image shown: George Higgs DOOR

Helium Arts in collaboration with composer George Higgs are developing an early years music project in Mullingar this November. George will hold four exploratory workshops with the parent and baby group in Cara Phort Family Resource Centre. These preparatory workshops will lead to Music to Small Ears, a composed interactive and visual musical experience designed for parents and babies (and siblings), which will be performed for families in the waiting area of Mullingar Health Centre during a BCG vaccine clinic in December 2014. Read More


WHAT wants you!

Date posted: 15 October 2014

Image shown; Healing Sounds, photo by Keith Currams

Are you a musician? Do you sing, play an instrument or both?

Are you up for the challenge of performing live to patients, staff, and visitors in the busy foyer of University Hospital Waterford? Read More


May the depths you have reached hold you still

Date posted: 10 October 2014

Image show: There is no smoke without fire, watercolour on paper by Blathnaid Ní Murchú 2014

May the depths you have reached hold you still is a salon event and ongoing exhibition at deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock, Co.Dublin on view until 24 October 2014. The exhibition features the work of Blathnaid Ní Mhurchú. Read More


World Mental Health Day 10/10/2014

Date posted: 10 October 2014

Arts + Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) is an all-Ireland support network of professionals who are responsible for managing arts and health initiatives. World Mental Health Day 2014 will be the focus of numerous events organised throughout Ireland. Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will celebrate/highlight World Mental Health Day 2014 with three events; a one-woman show – Here come the girls (and boys), a poetry/prose event – We haven’t had an earthquake lately and a tour of the exhibition Sparks. These events will all take as part of Well, a festival of arts and wellbeing in Waterford running from 6 – 11 October. Well, a joint initiative of Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford Healing Arts Trust, aims to explore and celebrate the benefits of participation in the arts for each individual and the whole community. For more information on these events or the Well festival 2014 please contact WHAT on 051-842664 or email WHAT@hse.ie. Read More

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