Summer launches this weekend

We’re launching our summer programme this weekend and hope you can join us on Saturday 24th from 6pm to say hello and find out more.

Duncan Campbell will be in attendance to see the irish premiere of his new work; Make It New John, and we’ll also be raising a glass to Jack B. Yeats who’s wonderful watercolours are on display for The Living Ginger. Then on Sunday we have a brilliant free trapeze show that will be a delighted for kids. It’s to launch the free summer workshop programme “Inside Out/Outside In”:

If you can’t make this weekend here’s what we have in store this summer, with great events for kids and adults alike.

Make It New John – 25 Jul. – 03 Oct.
The Model has co-commissioned Irish-born filmmaker Duncan Campbell’s new work Make It New John, which tells the story of the DeLorean car, its creator John DeLorean and the workers of the Belfast-based car plant who built it. read more>

Jack B. Yeats – The Living Ginger.
25 Jul. – 19 Sep.
Jack B. Yeats’ artistic output reveals a fascination with characters that lived on the margins of society – those who in his own words had “something of the living ginger of life in them.” Over a career spanning seven decades, Yeats repeatedly painted the tramps, travellers, circus performers, drunks, sailors and gypsies that populated his youth in Sligo

Free Children’s Workshops – 25 Jul. – 12 Sep. One for ArtTrap lovers, this exciting children’s programme, inspired by the Jack B Yeats exhibition The Living Ginger, starts on Sunday 25th July (1-3pm) with a magnificent free Trapeze performance from Circus troope Barren Carousels and then continues with art. music and dance workshops every weekend until September 12th, and it’s free!
In other news we’ve just announced a Bellx1 concert in November, a great new “youth programme”: where you can select what goes on display in our Galleries, and we have Sligo Jazz Festival here all week with some brilliant concerts for you to check out.

If you want to check our listings on the go we’ve been included in a brilliant new listings site called Sligo.Me which is specially formatted to be easy-to-read on internet ready mobile phones. You can use it to check out listings, tide times, train times and cinema schedules, all thanks to a Sligo developer.

We hope to see you on Saturday for the opening or Sunday for the Circus, so enjoy the weekend!