Culture Night Sligo, 2019 promises to be another colourful and creative night of cultural activities for all ages. This year’s event sees the return of our ever-popular, fun-filled Baby Culture Night, as well as Irish language events. Culture Night 2019 is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with The Model, Sligo Arts Service, the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Sligo Youth Theatre and the Yeats Society.
Species Counterpoint, 7pm & 8.30pm
The project involves the creation of a 25 minute soundtrack which will be an exploration of animal and plant species under threat of extinction in County Sligo because of the effects of climate change. Interviews undertaken with local people regarding causes of species extinction, fragments of the interviews will then form part of a soundtrack which will also include field recordings and some recorded musical elements from the soloists. In addition to this, a score will be created by Dutch saxophonist Ties Mellema and Sligo based saxophonist Cathal Roche. Produced in collaboration with Creative Sligo.
Between the two performances Cathal Roche will perform his sound installation – The Whispering Gallery from 7:30pm
Open Studios, 5 - 9pm
Artists will be in attendance at The Model's Artist studios to greet visitors and talk them through their artistic process.
The Model Galleries, 5 - 9pm
The Niland Collection: To Have And To Hold
This very special exhibition celebrates 60 years of The Niland collection and features works by Jack Butler Yeats, Paul Henry, Norah McGuinness, Sean McSweeney, Dorothy Cross, Mainie Jellett, Mary Swanzy and many more.
Torsten Lauschmann: 13 September 1752
The Model is delighted to present Torsten Lauschmann’s first solo exhibition in Ireland. Lauschmann’s work is notable for its innovative and idiosyncratic approach across a range of formats including photography, sound, video, online projects, performance and installation.
Look forward to an afternoon of light and colour on the theme of climate change at The Model.
Sligo Global Kitchen, 5 - 8pm
Winners of the Irish Food Writers' Guild Community Award, Sligo Global Kitchen brings communities together to enjoy a global food experience. Come with friends and family and discover new tastes and flavours at Sligo's most communal table.
Sligo Global Kitchen is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland.
See the Culture Night Sligo Programme or visit www.culturenight.ie for further details