Creative Places Ballaghaderreen- Launch

Launch of Creative Places Ballaghaderreen at Square One Café, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.

Date: Saturday, 25th November 2023

Time:¬†3pm ‚Äď 6pm

Please email to confirm your interest in attending (for large numbers); individuals can pop along on the day.

Event info:

Creative Places Ballaghaderreen is a one-year research & development arts project in its initial phase of development. The project will involve artists Nollaig Molloy, Julie Sharkey and Anna King using socially engaged art practices to explore how local businesses, community groups and individuals can develop an inclusive, sustainable arts programme for the local area. The artists will work closely with Mary Smyth, who will coordinate the project on behalf of Roscommon County Council Arts Office.

The team are keen to meet professional and non-professional artists (from all disciplines), as well as members of the general public who are interested in how the arts can contribute to building a strong local economy and community. “We aim to represent as many interests as possible: you may have an interest in the history of the GAA, or the role of art-based initiatives for improving bio-diversity, health and well-being; you might wish to work on a project that values the importance of place-making and heritage, or – how to develop Ballaghaderren‚Äôs built environment for more inclusive lived-experiences. All ideas are welcome!‚Ä̬†

‚ÄúPlease come along and share your dreams and creative aspirations with us over a cuppa. Together we will work towards curating a unique portfolio of arts programmes that will showcase Ballaghaderreen‚Äôs incredible talent, rich local history and prolific cultural resources.¬† We very much look forward to meeting you all – The kettle is on!‚ÄĚ Nollaig, Julie and Anna.

Creative Places Ballaghaderreen is funded by the Arts Council and supported by Roscommon County Council in association with a steering committee made up of local groups from the area. Our approach aims to build on existing cultural strengths, and is guided by inclusive community principles.

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  • Claire
    • November 19, 2023 at 08 : 42 am

    Looking forward to this Launch .Studying BEd Art and Design and communication graphics .
    What an adventure !!

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