Rock School with Dee Armstrong from Kila starts this Monday, July 3rd, and continues until July 7th at the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton. €70 per child, sibling discount of €60. Booking forms available from The Glens Centre reception (071) 985 5833 or by emailing admin@the glenscentre.com For your young people ages 10 to 18 with a minimum playing experience of a year. The Rick School Gig will be on at 8pm on the 7th of July. Everyone is welcome!
2. MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MURDER
Catastrophe Theatre Company and the Hawk’s Well Theatre present A Midsummer Night’s Murder at the Sligo Park Hotel on Wednesday 28th of June at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €45 which includes a three course meal. Murder, revenge and pollen are in the air as the long days draw out, the nights heat up and even the hot summer sun will fail to thaw the cold heart of a murderer.
3. STARMAN AT 5TH ON TEELING
Starman come to 5th on Teeling on Saturday, July 1st. The band is made up of Jim Mars, M. Twang, Iggy Stardust and Beats Asteroid make up the band “STARMAN” who hail from the far off planet of Co. Meath. They’ve been playing music together for eight light years and have built up quite a reputation for themselves in Ireland, England, and Europe.
4. VONDA SHEPARD
Appearing for the first time in Ireland since 2004, Ally McBeal songstress, Vonda Shepard will be returning with her band for a handful of rare performances and will be at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Friday 30th of June at 8pm. Tickets for this show are €28 with a special rate of €14 for under 18s and are available from the Hawk’s Well Theatre Box Office on 071 916 1518 or www.hawkswell.com
5. SELMA MAKELA
Winner of the Model Cairde Award, Selam Makel has been artist-in-residence at The Model during May and June. Based in The Model’s process room throughout this period, as part of her residency Makela will consider the formal themes of painting in the context of her own practice. Her exhibition finishes on Sunday, July 2nd.
6. MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Tomorrow, enjoy outdoor garden theatre in spectacular surroundings on the House Lawn at Lissadell and watch as “the light of evening” lights up the majestic backdrop of Benbulben. Bring your own picnic, rugs or low backed seating and prepare for an enchanted evening in the West. Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Gates open at 6.30pm show starts at 7.30pm Book online on www.lissadellhouse.com or buy tickets at the box office on the night. Adults €16 Children (over 6 only) €10 and Family €45.
7. ANNA LIVIA LESBIA
Anna Livia Lesbia is a play written by Joni Crone, a Dublin woman who ‘came out’ on the Late Late Show almost 40 years ago. Joni now lives in Leitrim and her play is currently touring with Manorhamilton based Theatre Company. She brings her show to the Hawks’s Well Theatre on July 1st.
8. OLIVER CALLAN
As part of Gerard Anthony Menswear’s 30th anniversary, a night of comedy takes place on Friday 30th of June in the Bush Hotel, with all funds going to North West Hospice. For more information contact 071 962 1093 or call in store.
9. GRANNY GRUDGES
Students of Killeenduff will tonight (Tuesday) be on the big stage at Easkey Community Centre for their production of Granny Grudges. Tickets are €7 for adults and €3 for Children and are available from Killeenduff National School, Bernie’s, Debbie Lavelle 086 817 8862.
10. HAVIN’ A LAUGH
Enjoy a Family Day at Annaghmore estate, Collooney this Saturday July 1st as part of the Havin’ A laugh Adventure weekend: Reiki, Salsa, Hulahoop, Seaweed Foot Massage, Yoga, Drumming, Wilderness Trails, Kids games and more. €10 Entry. Children U12 go Free.
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As part of the Hawk’s Well Summer Solstice celebrations, there will be a Yoga and Harmony session on Wednesday the 21st of June at 7.45 in the morning. This session is suitable for beginners and experienced yogi alike and attendants are asked to bring comfortable clothes and their own mats. Tickets are €15 (including post-session refreshments) and are available from the Hawk’s Well Theatre Box Office on 071 916 1518 or www.hawkswell.com.
From the Oxford Tavern in Kentish town to the Village Theatre, Carrabane, on a forty seven year musical journey, the traditional Irish band Shaskeen is talking to the highways and byways on a nationwide concert tour. Come west along the road to the Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen on Saturday 24th of June for some rousing music & song. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8.30pm. For bookings please call 071 918 2599 or www.colemanirishmusic.com.
3. BROKEN PROMISE LAND
On Wednesday the 21st of June, the Hawk’s Well Theatre continues its programme of lunchtime theatre with a show at 12.45pm titled Broken Promise Land. Produced by Stone’s Throw Theatre, directed by Aoife Spillane Hinks, the show was written by Mirjana Rendulic who also performs in the play. Tickets are €12/10conc./6u18s (lunch $5 from 12.15pm) and are available from the Hawk’s Well Theatre Box Office on 071 916 1518 or www.hawkswell.com.
4. KIERAN QUINN & SEAMIE O’DOWD
An intimate setting in South Sligo will host a house concert in the coming days featuring the musical talents of Keiran Quinn and Seamie O’Dowd; currently Sligo’s best-know musical partnership. The musical pairing will play the house concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on this coming Friday June 23rd at 8pm sharp. A light supper is included. Space is limited so booking is essential on 087 251 2030.
5. KNOCKLANE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
The Knocklane Festival weekend, hosted by Benbulben Comhaltas takes place from Friday, June 23rd through to Sunday, June 25th at Ellen’s Bar in Maugherow.
6. SLIGO TAG FRAT PARTY
The club house at Sligo Rugby Club will be transformed into Deltra Trend on Thursday June 22nd for a night of traditional American Frat House Games. The party talks place after the last tag game of the evening. Expect beer pong, fairy lights, dares and much more. Events kick off at 10.
7. RAUILE BUAILE BUCKET & SPADE TOUR
Rauile Buile Live at The Riverside as part of The Bucket & Spade Tour this Thursday, June 22nd. This Trad, Pop & Folk Group from Offaly are Not to be missed!!!! Warm up act by our resident Curley Family Trad Fusion Group. Free Admission on the night.
8. SLIGO CITY SPORTS
Sligo City Sports will be massive night of Athletics for all kids competing alongside Elite Athletes. The Huge athletics event takes place on Wednesday, June 21st.
9. SLIGO WAY MIDSUMMER’S CHALLENGE
Charity walk for the Sligo Cancer Support Centre. A great challenge for a great cause. 80km, 40km and 20km routes to choose from spanning the entire length of the Sligo way walking trail. Taking place on June 23rd, participants will walk along the Sligo way towards Dromahair. For more information call 087 317 8255.
10. SLIGO DAWN PADDLE 2017
The Sligo Dawn Paddle 2017 is a charity peer paddle in aid of selected children’s charities and will be held in the early hours of the morning on Saturday June 24th 2017 at a defined route on the Garavogue River, Sligo. The event begins on Saturday, June 24th, at 3am at the Back Avenue.