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Archive for October 2016


Symphony of Colour exhibition

Date posted: 20 October 2016

Images shown: Reclaiming the bog

Symphony of Colour an exhibition by artist Mary Geeleher continues at University Hospital Galway until 31 October 2016. The exhibition recently launched by James C. Harrold, City Arts Officer can be found on the Arts Corridor and features new and recent works. Read More


The Benefit of Singing on Health and Wellbeing survey

Date posted: 19 October 2016

Hilary Moss, Senior Lecturer, Music Therapy at the University of Limerick is conducting an international research project entitled The Benefit of Singing on Health and Wellbeing. As part of her research she is inviting choir members to complete an online survey. This study aims to examine whether singing in a choir has a positive effect on health and wellbeing and is aiming to encourage 1000 choir members to complete the survey internationally. This is the first such study in Ireland and hopefully one of the biggest internationally if the target of 1000 responses is reached. Read More


WHAT goes to The Model, Sligo

Date posted: 11 October 2016

Image shown: Claire Meaney and Mary Grehan. Photo by Keith Currams

Mary Grehan and Claire Meaney, Arts Directors of one of Ireland’s leading Arts and Health programme, the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), are coming to Sligo for a three-day residency at The Model from 25 – 27 October. Read More


Birthday celebrations for artsandhealth.ie

Date posted: 5 October 2016

Image shown: 5th Birthday

artsandhealth.ie, the national independent website for the arts and health sector in Ireland, is turning 5 on 5.10.16! To mark this occasion we have created a short celebratory film and invited Ireland’s Professor of Poetry Paula Meehan to write a specially commissioned essay entitled Opening the Box. Read More


West Cork Gamelan

Date posted: 3 October 2016

Image shown: Gamelan

The gamelan is a spectacular set of tuned bronze percussion instruments played by an ensemble of up to 20 musicians. It comes form the island of Java in Indonesia, where it is a central part of traditional culture, and is used in community music settings all across the globe due to its accessibility and simplicity. A set of these instruments has recently arrived in Skibbereen and will be launched on Monday 10 October as part of Mental Health Week and West Cork Feelgood Festival. Read More

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