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To celebrate the opening of our Museum of Pirate Puppets, we have invited Time Travel Theatre to present ‘Pirates’ for one night only. ⁠
This completely immersive family friendly show brings life to the Pirates of Sligo’s past in a charming and slapstick comedy of errors. ⁠
A live Culture Night  performance with animated characters and shadow play theatre, it promises to enchant the audience in an evening of theatrics and stunning visuals. ⁠
Bring along the young ones and join in the Pirate experience with prizes for best dressed Pirate and Most Gruesome Swashbuckler!⁠
Performances are free but advance booking is essential.⁠
Performances have limited capacity. Attendees must present e-ticket on arrival to The Model.
For Culture Night Cormac MacDiarmada (Lankum) and Ruth Clinton (Landless) will perform new interpretations of old songs, accompanied by fiddle, viola, synth and theremin. Drawing inspiration from Irish and American traditional music – via Angelo Badalamenti – their music has dark and dreamy undertones and features themes of love, loss and the supernatural.

Performance is free but advance booking is essential.

This performance has limited capacity. Please present your e-ticket on arrival to The Model.
Culture Night Sligo returns next Friday - with Kids' Culture Night and Live Music!

Kids' Culture Night at The Model gets started from 4pm with a series of Puppet-Making Workshops for Children, and two slap stick performance by Time Travel Theatre entitled 'Pirates'. Families are encouraged to join in the Pirate experience with prizes for best dressed Pirate and Most Gruesome Swashbuckler! 

Booking is essential. Link in bio

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@modelcafesligo reopens today!

Cafe opening times Tue-Sat, 11-4, lunch served 12-3.30.

Today’s soup is Leek & Potato 🥔 
Also on the menu is a selection of gourmet sandwiches, wraps and loaded baked potatoes 😋

We are looking forward to welcoming you for indoor dining and takeaway.
Art for Blind, the music and art collective based in Sligo are delighted to curate and facilitate a series of events encompassing music, film and printmaking as part of their residency at The Model over Autumn/Winter 2021 to Spring 2022. 

The first gig in the series takes place this Saturday 11th September with the presentation of two boundary pushing acts from Ireland’s experimental underground. 

Arthur Itis is a pan-dimensional being from the one of the five fruitful moons orbiting the desolate planet Lukon 5. Since arriving on Earth in 2013 he has released five albums, a compilation and three EPs which has garnered support slots for Jeffrey Lewis, Mary Ocher and O Emperor. His cryptic lyrics lend themselves less to storytelling and more toward abstraction. As a result more complex mosaic-like narratives form, teetering over the listener like a sonic totem pole. Their placement and importance lies in the listener's individual connection to the meaning of each word. Layered organs and synthesizers drift over rugged rhythmic landscapes in a shimmering fog. Melodies bump and creep along like scuttling creatures along the ocean floor.

“Deconstructing any number of genres and effortlessly reanimating them in his own image in a lineage that traces lines through Beefheart, Devo, Ween and R Stevie Moore…” - The Thin Air

“...purveyor of sound and improvisation from the planet Lukon 5, channeling intergalactic inspiration while assuming the form of an unassuming Earthling…” - Cork Echo

Ticket link in bio

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