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You'll have to come to discover them for yourselves.
Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis, which will also be screened on the night.
You'll have to come to discover them for yourselves.
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.
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,
we have been keeping culture alive in Claremorris and will continue to throughout the Autumn/Winter season and into Spring.
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
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.
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)
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.
The visual artists collective of Claremorris community are opening a new exhibition in the Gallery, Mount St. on the 26th Oct. They have had another exhibition on display in the Library, which gives the library an unexpected visually appealing feel.
Please support community artists as our town is that bit more culturally vibrant thanks to them.
Loop Tour Claremorris Town taking in the significant heritage sites with Pat Keane, local historian, followed by refreshments in Claremorris Library to celebrate the launch of Claremorris Community of Practice Website, dedicated to community arts, culture, heritage & environment.