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Snowpoet is led by Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson The Model presents 'Snowpoet' at Calry Church

Added: 05/04/18 : 05:33:06

The Model is delighted to present a very special off-site concert with London-based band Snowpoet at Calry Church on Saturday 5th of May. Tickets are on sale on or by phoning 071 9141405 and cost €16 / €14 (concession). Doors are at 8.30 pm and there is limited availability so early booking is advised.

Snowpoet is led by Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella (Jazz FM vocalist of the Year 2016) and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson, two of the most adventurous musicians on the exciting and creative new London jazz scene. The music is infectious, delicate and tasteful. A twelve date Irish tour follows the release of Thought You Knew on Edition Records earlier this year.

Thought You Knew is the infectious and exquisite second album following its highly acclaimed and sought after debut album released in 2016. The 2016 debut won rave reviews and a devoted audience for its compelling sound, drawing comparisons with Bjork. Thought You Knew takes Snowpoet’s musical collaboration and sound to new creative peaks, blending sweet hook-laden vocal lines with warm and lush arrangements.

Supreme levels

Featuring saxophonist Josh Arcoleo, guitarist Nick Costley-White, Matt Robinson on piano and Dave Hamblett on drums Snowpoet has produced an album of songs from a full-spectrum colour palette sustained and illuminated by supreme levels of musicianship.

The sound is clear and beautifully produced while the lyrical content exhibits a deep and raw emotion.

The self-penned tunes confirm Lauren and Chris’ growing sense of identity as a writing partnership, a progression that’s evident in the confidence with which they approach the two covers on the album - ‘Dear Someone’ by Gillian Welch and ‘Snow’ by Emilíana Torrini. Lauren demonstrates her ability to inhabit the world of a sophisticated singer-songwriter exemplified by these two heroines.

With a new home at Edition Records, they are set to reach new heights in their profile, confirming their reputation as one of the most innovative and creative new bands in the UK today. Join them on their PRSF Beyond Borders 2018 tour with performances in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
AT The Model

Added: 02/04/18 : 14:01:17

The Model is delighted to present an exhibition by renowned UK artist and Turner prize-winner Martin Creed from 31 Mar. - 03 May 2018. This screening programme comprises three films and is the final installment in a number of complementary shows that accompany our major exhibition Turbulence.

Martin Creed: Words and Music, Thu. 03 May 2018, 8 pm. €5
In addition, we are especially pleased to announce a very special evening of words and music with Martin Creed, which will take place on Thursday 3 May to mark the end of Turbulence at The Model. >> Prior booking essential >>

Lorcán MacMathúna: The Tain, Sat. 28 Apr., 7 p.m. €12
This once-off special event will see MacMathúna bring together outstanding contemporary dance artist, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, with traditional musicians Martin Tourish, Eamonn Galldubh, and Daire Bracken in a new interpretation of ancient Irish stories, using Louis le Brocquy’s The Tain works from The Niland Collection as an inspiration and a backdrop. >> more here >>

Snowpoet at Calry Church, Sat. 05 May, 8.30 pm. €16 / €14
The Model is delighted to present a very special off-site concert with London-based band Snowpoet. Snowpoet is led by Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella (Jazz FM vocalist of the Year 2016) and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson, two of the most adventurous musicians on the exciting and creative new London jazz scene. Early booking is advised. >> Buy Tickets >>

Last month twenty children aged between 7-11 years of age celebrated the launch of a very special Zine, designed and produced by the children themselves, as part of a  young people’s community project, facilitated by The Model in partnership with Cranmore Co-op Youth City >> Read More >>

Coming soon:

    Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival, Fri. 20 - Sun. 22 Apr., 2018
    Louis le Brocquy: The Tain, Fri. 27 Apr. - Sun. 02 Jun., 2018
    FUTURE PERFECT, Sat. 05 May - Sun. 01 Jul., 2018
'Arctic Winds' - oil on aluminium 120cm x 100cm 'Ethereal Space' at The Hamilton Gallery

Added: 02/04/18 : 14:10:04

The Ethereal Space
Daniel Chester
5th - 28th April 2018
Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

About 'The Ethereal Space'

Ethereal: Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world. Heavenly or spiritual.‘ethereal, otherworldly visions’

My current body of work focuses on the rural landscapes of the west of Ireland, I am interested in the spaces that are left to the elements, uncultivated land, overgrown and wild but also rich in wildlife. The notion of finding the ethereal elements within these landscapes is my current challenge and as a painter I am fascinated in the relationship between finding my own solitude within the landscape while also trying to understand the historical meaning of the sublime in landscape painting.

As part of this area of interest I am also fascinated in the reality of the “Commons in Society” and the connection between the moral responsibilities of the community towards the landscape. The ownership of parks, greens, lanes, walkways and rural areas that is open to the public. My current area of research also extends to an enquiry into traditional drawing and painting of the landscape, in particular the idea and notion of romantics within the rural landscape.

Areas of continued interest include movements such as German romanticism painting, In particular my work is influenced by paintings “Monasty in the Graveyard In Snow (1819) and The Abbey in The Oakwood (1810) by Fredrick, other influences include the work of  Albert Bierstadt and English artist John Martin. The recurring theme within my work focuses on notions of disillusion with materialism, return to the natural world, death, destruction and resurrection.

The choice of aluminium as a medium in which to paint on is deliberate one, although this material is not one of traditional use I find its coldness and dampness a direct connection to the landscapes and subjects I choose to paint, the aluminium also enables me as an artist to show the process of painting i.e. brushstrokes, additional liquids each work is very much unique as the experimental development can very much change with each painting.

Gallery opening hours Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm.   www. 

Writers / Filmmakers collaboration workshop

Added: 10/04/18 : 16:26:32

As part of a new partnership Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together with filmmakers from the three counties with a view to enabling the film sector here to grow and develop.​ 

To support this, the three local authorities are offering a bursary to a filmmaker and writer to collaborate in the development of a new project.  The purpose of the bursary is to encourage practitioners to work together, to learn from each other and to seed the development of new ideas that may be made into films in the future. Concepts for film projects in any context or genre will be considered.

To help shape these collaborations Creative Frame in partnership with SLR Film are hosting a panel discussion and workshop for writers and filmmakers based in the three counties in King House Boyle on Friday 27th April. The panel will consist of writers who have successfully worked in film and filmmakers who have collaborated with writers in the development of film projects. Ferdia MacAnna will chair the discussion with writers Brian Leyden and Eoin McNamee and film makers Marian Quinn and Linda Bhreathnach.

Ideally pairings between writers and film makers should be in place before the day as there will be an opportunity to discuss project ideas with the individual panel members, though singletons are welcome and may even find partners on the day! Both filmmakers and writers are invited to use the Creative Frame Forum to find a suitable partner for this project.

This informal and informative session is suitable for writers and film makers based in counties Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon interested in applying for the SLR Film Collaboration Bursary 2018. A filmmaker may have a conventional film background or be a film artist with a background in visual arts. A writer may have a background in scriptwriting or may have a conventional background in literature and be coming to scriptwriting for the first time. Concepts for film projects can be in any context or genre.

About the Panel Members

Ferdia MacAnna is a novelist, screenwriter and TV producer/director. He has produced and directed many TV programmes including Don’t Feed the GondolasUpwardly Mobile and the BAFTA-winning Custer’s Last Stand Up. He has taught screenwriting, creative writing and scripting at various colleges including TCD and DCU. Eoin McNamee is the author of seventeen novels including Resurrection Man, The Ultras and the Blue Trilogy. He wrote the script for the film of his novel Resurrection Man and I Want You, directed by Michael Winterbottom. He has written for television and radio.  The Blue Tango was nominated for the 2001 Man Booker Prize. Blue is the Night won the 2014 Kerry Fiction Prize. Linda Bhreathnach is an award winning writer, director and actress. In 2016 she was the winner of the prestigious Irish Screen America’s Rising Star Award for a short filmmaker for her film Adulting. In 2017 she directed Native which she adapted from a short story written by her sister. Brian Leyden is a  novelist, short story writer, memoirist, playwright, screenwriter, librettist, and editor. He is the author of the bestselling memoir ‘The Home Place’ and co-writer of the feature film Black Ice. Marian Quinn was born in Chicago, directed the award-winning film 32A and has an OBIE award for her part in Mike Leigh’s Ecstasy. She lives with her husband and family in Leitrim, where she runs their Janey Pictures film production company 


The workshop is free but attendees must be members of Creative Frame. If you wish to register with Creative Frame follow this link prior to booking:

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