Free Walking Leaders Training Sat, Nov 24th - GOA Walkers Claremorris

Saturday, 17 November 2018 12:04

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Hello Walkers

hopefully, this may stir up a bit of interest in our walking group again

Walking Leaders Training is Saturday the 24th of November 9am – 4pm in An Sportlann Castlebar.

Let us or Deirdre know if anyone from the group may be interested in this which the cost of will be covered by the Sports Partnership.


Community Sports Development Officer,

Mayo Sports Partnership,

Mayo County Council,

Cedar House

Castlebar,

Co. Mayo

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 094-90-64386

 

 

What's happening Claremorris

Friday, 26 October 2018 12:53

Hi Folks,

we have been keeping culture alive in Claremorris and will continue to throughout the Autumn/Winter season and into Spring.

Claremorris Film Society

Claremorris Film Soc. are showing films for free in the library: usually the last Wednesday of the month, although due to Halloween break and kids needing to celebrate with parents we rescheduled for October.

We've got a course coming up in the new year. So now's a good time to mention it for your New Year Resolution to do something entertaining, creative and challenge yourself to think and be more creatively aware on what's going on.

 

What’s the Story?

 

12 Week Practical course in the art of storytelling

 

with

 

Playwright, Theatre-Maker, Dramaturge, Creative Writing and Performance Facilitator Masters in: English and American Literature and Civilisation (La Sorbonne, Paris) & Theatre & Drama Studies (NUI Galway) mentored by Robert McKee, The Great Courses of The Teaching Company & many years of experience giving workshops and working in the leisure industry.

 

Life is a journey. Great storytelling captures that journey:

 

These interactive classes will help you understand how stories are structured so you can enjoy and understand films, plays, and performances from a cultural and creative perspective and share your own stories. We’ll learn how to read and analyse literature, the structure of films, writing and performance techniques that make stories come alive.

 

Story Structures:

 

The Writer/Hero’s Journey: From Conflict to Resolution; Tragedy V Comedy

 

Sourcing material: Mythology, Biography, Adaptation and Creative Imagination.

 

Practical Structural Analysis of literature and breakdown of film Genres: Classics and Masterpieces,Comedy, Sci-Fi, fairytales and fantasy, Thriller, Horror, etc.,

 

This course is for story lovers who would like to better understand how stories shape our lives: The principles from masterpieces of the imagination. Begin your own creative journey of self-discovery through your own story medium: be it live performance, written or on film. If you need some fresh perspective and inspirational spark through discussion and advice on your creative choices, how to develop your creative voice or understand other’s this course is for you. 

 

Starts January 2019, 8-10pm      &         Ends April 2019

 

(Minimum of 6 participants)

 

Booking is essential. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

What else is happening right now!

 

Claremorris Visual Artists exhibition, which has been in the library since Culture Night, is being transferred to Claremorris Gallery the 26th Oct. It's well worth checking out and we hope we'll have them exhibit again in the library.

Claremorris Community Radio has been busy and will be even busier moving to their new premises in the not too distant future. I continue to do my voice and vision show on Fridays at 4pm with them, which is worth a listen.

GOA Claremorris walking club are still going strong, every Wednesday at 6pm from the Curam and Saturday morning at 9.30am from McMahon Park, even though numbers are down since I stopped texting everyone to get of their asses.(GOA)

We continue to organise events with locals for the benefit of our community's cultural legacy to the next generation. So if you've got an idea about something we could do, please let us know. Thanks.

 That's it folks. Short and sweet as I've things to do.

 

 

 

 

Culture Night 2018

Friday, 26 October 2018 11:55

July/August: Kiltimagh here comes Shakespeare in the Park!

Friday, 25 July 2014 14:46

I love my cast almost as much as I love Shakespeare for having created A Midsummer Night's Dream.

I don't think I've ever had so much fun directing a play and it's fair to say we truly are hempen homespun amateurs de theatre - lovers of theatre.  When we pull together rather than against each other it makes it all worthwhile and after some doubts as to whether we'd ever get this show on the road here we are again on the road to Kiltimagh. 

It is kind of funny how things work our because I've wanted the Non Prophet Organisation's performances to tour in a community context just like this, using our public spaces and creating site specific performances.

I hope there'll be more to come. I've been busy filling out funding applications after receiving invitations to participate in a creative Europe project about trees and landscape, which concerns our performance footprint and our socio-ecological environment. The other invitation is to the EFA's Festival Manager's Atelier in Poznan in October 2014 and with no money I can only hope funds will come from our representative bodies.

Once we paid off what I owe from our last production that we ran for free we can start thinking of other ways of earning enough to boraden our horizons. Italy beckons next year.

Andiamo!

Kind Wishes,

John Farragher

Artistic Direction:  http://www.nonprophetorganisation.eu/

Tel: +353 (0)85 7506104

 

 

I like Claremorris in June, how about you?

Monday, 30 June 2014 14:30

 

Brevity is the soul of wit but when it comes to thanking people the list is long and we'd rather include everybody than leave anybody out, which we inevitably will if we start naming individuals or organisations that helped us in our run up to the first edition of the Non Prophet Organisation's Claremorris community festival. It's about creating a sense of community and we believe whether or not you participated you played a part in what we set out to address with the non prophet festivals: We can flourish and grow if we work and play together as a community.

We'd rather you acknowledge your own participation in any way you see fit and if we haven't thanked you personally already it's simply because we haven't had time to get round to you as of yet. It may seem like we've more time than sense on our hands but believe us when we say working for the leisure industry is a labour of love.

Our Saturday evening entertainment in the square began with brazilian reggae beat that brought those gathered to their feet. Followed by trad music and dance from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Claremorris courtesy of the Feeneys. We went from Sean Nos to line dancing thanks to Keiran Kenny and Co. Our scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream would not have been complete without a wedding dress and the Straw Boys who helped us set the stage for what was a wonderful performance picnic on Sunday. Our guests from Galway, Ala, provided carrot cake as well as their forum theatre piece on Fracking: Divide and Conquer that got us talking about community and our Shakespeare in the park "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with masks provided for the fairies by our lovely Lisa from Studio C and more music from the Feeneys  brought our entertainment to an end just as the evening was setting in.

We're glad to say that we had a lovely couple of sunny days for our community to come together and judging by the reaction and positive comments from all present who participated long may we continue to entertain ourselves in our community.

We'd like to thank everybody in our global community who helped make the festival happpen and we hope to entertain you again soon with another outdoor performance of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Let the moon shine for us at Lughnasa as the sun did for the summer solstice, to help celebrate our seasons and our flourishing festivals that celebrate and show our gratitude for life!

 

Our deepest gratitude to you for participating

Sunday, 29 June 2014 08:05

Our Saturday evening entertainment in the square began with brazilian reggae beat that brought those gathered to their feet. Followed by more music and dance from the Feeneys. We went from Sean Nos to line dancing courtesy of Keiran Kenny and Co. Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream would not have been complete with the Straw Boys who helped us set the scence for what was a wonderful performance picnic the following day with our guests from Galway Ala's. Their forum theatre piece on Fracking got us talking about community and our Shakespeare in the park "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with masks provided for the fairies by our lovely Lisa from Studio C and music by the Feeneys with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Claremorris brought our entertainment to an end just as the evening was setting in.

We're glad to say that we had a lovely couple of sunny days for our first non prophet festival with Claremorris Community and judging by the reaction and positive comments from all present and who participated long may we continue to entertain our community.

We'd like to thank everybody in our global community who helped make the festival happpen and we hope to entertain you again soon with another outdoor performance of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Let the moon shine for us at Lughnasa as the sun did for the summer solstice, to help celebrate our seasons and our flourishing festivals that celebrate and show our gratitude for life!

Kind Wishes,

John Farragher

Artistic Direction:  http://www.nonprophetorganisation.eu/

Tel: +353 (0)85 7506104