13 Apr. 2012

Gone AWAL for the day

On Thursday this week, the Men’s Group, A.W.A.L (Activities We All Like) from the Resource Centre Ballytivnan paid us a visit in The Model and they especially enjoyed the exhibition, Double Vision. A.W.A.L meet up once a fortnight to organise regular outings for the group.

The Resource Centre, Ballytivnan provides a day service for adults with a learning disability, and day-trips and outings play an important part in the activities available at the Centre. Paul, Eamon, Tom, Martin, Anthony and Paul really enjoyed their visit and particularly liked the Talk Wall and the Silent Disco.

The big hit of the visit was the Silent Disco, a recreation of the disco days of the Flamingo Ballroom in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, which was once graced by rock and roll legends The Rolling Stones and The Undertones. Thanks to the two helpers on the day, Barry and Gavin, who are second year students from Sligo IT and also the groups’ coordinator, Ann Devaney. This super- interactive exhibition, Double Vision, which was curated by young people from Co. Sligo and Co. Antrim, runs until 6th May, so don’t miss your chance to throw some shapes in the Silent Disco or make your mark in the Niland Gallery on our Talk Wall.

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Lara Byrne

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