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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Bealtaine Festival celebrating ageing

Age and Opportunity is delighted to announce an exciting line-up of Sligo-based events which will take place during the month of May as part of Bealtaine 2017, Ireland's annual festival of creativity as we age.

Now in its 22nd year, Bealtaine continues to be embraced by the Sligo community with many arts and cultural events. Pathway is a collaborative art project between residents of Nazareth Care Village, Church Hill, and artists Catherine Fanning and Brigitta Varadi. On May 26th 2-4pm, the final project piece a 2 sculptural ceramic artworks made for the grounds of the Care Village - are exhibited.

Hospice Concert

International singing sensations the Willoughy Brothers will take to the stage of the Sligo Park Hotel this Friday May 5th all in aid of the Northwest Hospice. This will be a night to remember and tickets sales are going fast so don't miss out. Tickets cost €25 and are available at Sligo Park Hotel, at the North West Hospice centre in Wine Street car park or by calling 087-6335450.

Colour Dash

Ireland's most fun 5k family fun run is back this summer, returning to Doorly Park, Sligo on Sunday, 28 May 2017. At Colour Dash, participants run, walk or jog as they are pelted by powdered paint at each kilometre along the route. Each km represents a different cancer as well as cancer survivorship. Buy your ticket online or by calling us on CallSave: 1850 60 60 60. Adult tickets (12 years & over) = €30 per adult (12 & over) Children's* tickets (Under 12 years) = €5 per child (Under 12).

Colour Dash is back on May 28.

Mono Print Workshop

Experiment with the art of mono printing using a range of stamps, found and organic materials. No printing experience required. Running on Tuesday the 30 of May from 1.30-4.00pm. Free. Booking is required, places limited to 6 people. Contact Catherine: 086-8424969

Spoken Word Session

This Sunday the 7th of May in the old School House Drumcliffe. Spoken word and stories with writer Maura Gilligan. All are welcome to share a story and add to the conversation. Admission is free, no booking is required.

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