Bealtaine Festival highlights at The Model this May

We are delighted to announce details of this year’s month-long celebrations of Bealtaine, Ireland’s national celebration of creativity as we age. We’re very excited about this action-packed programme of inspiring events at The Model and look forward to welcoming you to it.

Commenting on the programme of free events available at The Model, Education Curator Marie Louise Blaney said: ‘Bealtaine at The Model is an inspiring multi-disciplinary festival, featuring a month of activities ranging from curated gallery tours to film and workshops. The festival promises to inspire, challenge and be truly intergenerational, bringing all ages together in a creative environment.’

Festival Highlights

Art and Coffee Mornings
Tuesdays 06 – 27 May
11am – 12.30pm
Book a tour of the exhibitions and discuss what you’ve learned afterwards in the beautiful surrounds of The Model Café over a complementary tea or coffee.

Painting with Heike
Thursdays 08 May – 05 June
11am – 1pm
A relaxed and informal series of still life painting workshops using oil (water-mixable) paints, exploring colour, tone, texture and brushwork. Suitable for all ages.

A Tale To Tell
Thursdays 08 May – 12 June
3.45pm – 5.30pm
An opportunity for Grandparents and Grandchildren (9-14yrs) to work together to write and illustrate an adventurous story and bind this tale in to their very own hand-made book. A true family heirloom! Booking essential, as places are limited.

Thu. 08 May 8pm
Dir: Dustin Hoffman, UK, 2012, 98 mins
The Model and Sligo Film Society present a free screening of Quartet. The film follows the story of lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) Reggie (Ton Courtney) and Cissy (Pauline Collins) who are all residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers.