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An exhibition of artwork inspired and formed by responding to music. New paintings by Ciarán Smyth, Jason Hayden & Conall Carney
Monday 13th July, from 7 – 9 pm
The Arklow Gallery, Main Street, Arklow
All very welcome!
‘Musica’ is a group exhibition exploring 3 Wicklow artists’ response to music through acrylic painting. Music has the ability to invoke a response in us all; it has a universal language that can reach our emotions and our minds while we do everyday things or something special. These three artists create work while listening to their choice of music, their individual responses to music reflected in their individual approach to colour, texture and every brushstroke. Let ‘Musica’ inspire you!
‘Musica’ opens at the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery, Main Street, Arklow on Monday 13th July from 7-9pm and runs until 23rd July. All are very welcome and the gallery is open to the public from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
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May 27, 2015
The Eolas and The Pod - Monday group became involved in a Community based Wicklow Arts project(Love Wicklow) which was exhibited in Wicklow Arts Festival last weekend.
Hopefully some of you got to go to this great event.
The groups’ entry was voted OVERALL WINNER in the Competition by the General public.
All are thrilled with this achievement as are Briege, Catriona and Serena Baird (student) who supported them on the project.
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May 18, 2015
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May 5, 2015
The Job Shadow day is an exciting initiative which runs throughout Ireland every spring. It is driven by the Irish Association of Supported Employment to give job seekers with disabilities the opportunity to experience the world of work by shadowing a mentor in their workplace for a day. It also gives employers and their employees the chance to see the many skills of people with different abilities, and raise awareness of disability in the workplace as well as promoting inclusion. In previous years many participants have been successful in securing paid work, so it really is a very valuable learning experience for all involved.
This year, there are seven service users, supported by their job coaches from Connect Employment, a supported employment team and division of Sunbeam House Services, who will be taking part in a variety of work places.
In Arklow, Ailbhe Kelly had a taste of the various elements of restaurant work with head chef Orla Killoran in the Park Bistro.
Emma Reynolds took the reigns at the Kish Equestrian Centre. Paul Roche joined the team in the St Vincent de Paul charity shop and Sean Sheeky will be busy in Kidzone in Wicklow.
The new business the Bridgewater Centre, River Bank Café and Bistro, welcomed William Russell to their team. William had a great experience and is delighted to have secured a job there.
In Bray, Garret Seery visited the studios of TV3 and Levi Elf Clarke spent his Job Shadow Day in radio station Spin 103.8 FM.
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Apr 20, 2015
Sunbeam House Services (in particular Martin O’Rourke) and Ann Walker (The Orchard Café) organised a really successful coffee morning in collaboration with East Coast Radio on Friday the 17th of April.
There was a fantastic atmosphere in this beautiful setting with everyone sitting outside catching up with friends and family. Ger Ryan came to have coffee with us, Ger is a well known actress who has worked in Family (BBC), The Commitments, The Van, Intermission and many more. Shanice Juste, The All Ireland women’s boxing champion 65kg came for coffee and many photographs and local DJ Jimmy Reid was our compere for the morning.
We were delighted with the support we received from Martin Lynch who provided a free taxi service from Arklow to The Ballyraine Campus and An Cisean Aran, an Arkow bakery who donated some lovely cakes. Some students from Gael scoil Arklow, the Men’s Shed with many more locals to enjoy a nice cuppa and some good company for a Great Cause. We raised €775 over the three hour coffee morning, what a result!
A big Thank you to all who supported a Fantastic cause and made a Great Day.
Fiona O ’Hara
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