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EMMA GALLAGHER ON THE TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN SLIGO THIS WEEK

Published 02/10/2012 | 16:13

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The Big Draw at The Model

1 TENOR TIME The Three Tenors play the Hawk's Well Theatre on Saturday.

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Expect perfect renditions of Sinatra, Elvis, Leonard Cohen and Pavarotti to name a few. Tickets are €25 and the show starts at 8p.m. 2 COUNTY FINAL After Tourlestrane relinquished their crown in a tight battle with Curry, the new senior county football champions will be declared on Sunday afternoon in Markievicz Park. Will your team win? 3 BIG DRAW Children of all ages are welcome to attend The Big Draw, at The Model. Inspired by The Queen of Colours, kids are guided through vivid colours, led by Kate Wilson, an expert on blending visual art and performance. Classes start on Thursday and run until November 8th. See www.themodel.ie/education 4 TAKEN 2 FOLLOWING the success of the first installment, Liam Neeson returns as a somewhat surprising revenge killer, Brian Mills. He may look a little past it, but Mills sure can fight like the best of them. This time, it's the former CIA operative who's the target, as the kidnappers who took his daughter in the first outing seek vengeance. 'Taken 2' opens Thursday in GCG Sligo. 5 GRANGE RACE The last race in the Sligo Road Race league occurs on Sunday at 1p.m. in Grange. This is a relatively flat course, with many athletes hoping to beat their PB times. Online entries (€14) through precision timing, or from 11am in the sports centre on race day (€15). 6 GURTEEN SESSION Coinciding with Positive Ageing Week, Ceolaras Coleman are hosting a traditional music session tomorrow, Wednesday. This is a free event and open to everyone. So come along and enjoy a great night's entertainment. 8.30p.m. 7 DIAMOND TRIBUTE Liam Ponsonby performs all the great classics from legendary singer Neil Diamond this Friday night in the Hawk's Well Theatre. He will be joined on stage with The Diamond Orchestra, with support from the Dean Martin Tribute Show. Starts at 8pm, tickets €14. 8 SLIGO HISTORY If you want to learn more about Sligo's rich and diverse history, why not pop along to the County Museum in the library. The Yeats Room is full of manuscripts, photographs, letters and newspaper cuttings associated with William Butler Yeats, including a copy of his 1923 Nobel Prize winning medal and a complete collection of his poems from 1889 to 1936. Paintings from George Russell, Sean Keating and Jack. B. Yeats are also on display as are artefacts and memorabilia associated with Countess Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva GoreBooth. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. 071 9111850. 9 SOUL BURGERS Autumn's first spoken word and music event is this Saturday in The Model at 8p.m. First on the bill are Soul Burgers – a poet and piper duet based on a recovery story by Christina Reihill. The performance features the poet telling her story of addiction and recovery. Accompanied by the haunting melodies of renowned Irish Uillean Pipes player Eoin O'Cionnaith. 10 CELTIC CONNECTION The latest exhibition in The Model opens on Friday. Titled The Celtic Twilight, it examines the tensions between the Celtic revival of Irish arts and literature in the early twentieth century. Features works new to the collection by Mainie Jellet.

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