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Thursday 23 May 2019

ICA members showcase creative flair and talent

Marian Heaphy demonstrating upcycling at the ICA Arts & Crafts Day in Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy
Marian Heaphy demonstrating upcycling at the ICA Arts & Crafts Day in Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy

Brendan Keane

Members of ICA guilds from across the county gathered in Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, for the organisation's annual arts and crafts day which proved to be a very successful event.

Organised by the ICA's arts and crafts promoter, Mary Somers, it attracted around 100 ladies from all over Wexford.

There was a wide range of activities on-site with the members getting fully engrossed in their chosen discipline which included: stained glass, floral, foam-free, flower arranging; creative writing; quilling upcycling furniture; jewellery making; dancing with Declan; mindfulness, and a heritage tour to Vinegar Hill and Ferns Castle.

It was one of a number of events the members participated in over the last number of weeks and it preceded the annual ICA has got talent competition which was held in Camross Hall on Wednesday, April 24.

For that competition guilds could enter three different categories, out of eight options including: solo singing (one song); group singing (one song); recitation; solo instrumental music; group Instrumental music; novelty act (max performance time of 10 minutes); individual dance, and group dance.

The arts and crafts event served to highlight another facet of the members' talents.

The organisers were delighted with the turnout on the day and with the response from members in attendance to the various items on display.

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