Saturday 24 August 2019

Creative Spark callout

Creative Spark is inviting visual artists to apply for its residency programme for 2020.

The Residency Programme provides opportunities for visual artists and art professionals to research and develop their practices. It supports both emerging and established visual artists working in any medium, but will give preference to those artists developing a body of work in a printmaking discipline.

Application is by open call and is open to Irish and international applicants. The residency programme will award up to five residencies of two or three months duration each year. Application forms are at www.creativespark.

A number of local acts are included in the Puca Festival celebrating Halloween which takes place in Drogheda, Navan and Athboy, this October. This new festival is being promoted by Failte Ireland and Louth and Meath County Councils.

Just Mustard and AE Mac are playing in Trim Castle on November 1st along with Pillow Queens, while Dundalk's David Keenan will be on stage in The Crescent Concert Hall, Drogheda the same night.

Off the Ground Theatre company return to Philipstown House on Friday August 16th. This year the company which specialises in staging outdoor, family-friendly touring productions is bringing A Midsummer's Night Dream to the beautiful garden venue of Philipstown House. Tickets, adults €15, concs €12, under 12s €5, available at the door on the night or from

Now is the time to register for Music Generation's new term of classes for children and teens which get underway in September.

Courses are available in drums, ukulele, guitar, keyboard, vocals, violin, viola, cello, harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone and brass. Dundalk courses take place at the new Music Generation Louth Hub at LMETB Chapel St on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school.

For further information call 042 9364635.

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