Wild Child Day 2-4pm Wednesday 21st August: Let Children's Imagination Run Wild

Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:37

Hi Folks,
Following the success of our watercolouring workship we are running our second Creative Workshop celebrating Wild Child Day Wednesday 21st August 2-4pm in Claremorris Gallery, Mount St.: As part of Heritage Week we'll be sharing folktales, painting, jewelry making, planting seeds to nurture nature, community arts creativity, culture, and heritage. Young and old are welcome to this free event: Especially children to look after the grown-ups and remind parents about what it's like to have a creative imagination.
 
There's no need to book but click on the interested or going on our facebook page so we have an idea of numbers.
 
We'll have another exhibition of your works as part of Culture Night in September when we'll screen the short film of these workshops as part of a new social enterprise promoting Claremorris Community Arts and Practices.

 

Look forward to seeing you all again soon!

 

 

 

Cruinniu na n'Og June 15th 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:11

 

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery with aquarelles by the author is a classic story with a simple message: We’re never too old to learn from the wisdom of children and to rediscover our inner-child by letting our imagination run wild with possibilities.

 

For Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 we’d like to give children free reign to paint with aquarelles and create their own stories and exhibit and read extracts from them in the presence of their parents who are welcome to stay and play with their children.

 

What we propose is to have a reading of extracts from the book, a watercolour workshop and projection of the animated film The Little Prince that evening: The animated film might help parents remember to allow themselves, as well their children to play in their own way. It is important for the youth to hold onto their creative imagination in this age of technology.

 

We’d like bean bags and a soft-lettered floor to create a colourful, creative atmosphere and we’ll need a supply of suitable paper, pens, paintbrushes and aquarelles and space to exhibit as well as share the masterpieces of their imagination with the community and not just their family.

 

To further this day regular use of Claremorris Gallery to have readings, painting and screenings once a month during the summer season: The venue is perfect due to its space and location. It will also allow Claremorris Film Soc. to continue screening films during the spring/summer as the library cannot be used due to the longer daylight hours.

 

To encourage other cultures living in the community to participate we’ll have the story available for parents and children in English, Portuguese, Polish, French as there is a large community of people from other cultures now working and living in and around Claremorris. It may be possible in other languages if copies can be acquired.

 

There are a number of animated family films on themes of maintaining our storytelling traditions such as Kirikou, Song of the Sea, The Book of Kells, etc. we hope to screen later on.

 

Stories are often adapted for the screen and watched but the reading of them has been neglected by children and parents alike. It is necessary for our children’s collective imagination to be able to actively rather than passively recreate these stories themselves in each other’s presence.

 

We’re encouraging creative practices from other cultures, such as Carnival in Brazil, African textiles, etc. by making connections with these communities in Claremorris and elsewhere to create more cultural diversity and awareness in the community.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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