Hello from our Nest to yours.
We hope this message finds you safe and well.
Due to the situation with the COVID-19, current workshops and events planned in the Nest in the coming weeks are cancelled or rescheduled until further notice.
This is to ensure safety to the members of our community, help protect our more vulnerable citizens and help with the national prevention plans.
Here are some useful links you can look up for information:
The Civic theatre in Dublin has started an emergency fund to self employed artists/performers.
Please stay safe and remember to keep creative!
From all at Branching Out.
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival Seeks Young People To Get Involved
Ever fancied running a festival or having a behind the scenes peek? Or wanted to bring your favourite musician or artist to Sligo? Now’s your chance.
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival (CSAF) returns from July 4th to the 12th 2020. As part of this year’s programme, Festival organisers are seeking to connect with younger audiences from across County Sligo.
Cairde Young Curators, is a major new initiative for the festival, focusing on those aged between 15 and 19 years. The Festival is currently inviting young people to join this new initiative and have their input on the Festival programme this summer.
The project will see a team of young curators work with the Festival team to program a special element of this year’s festival. The project will commence in mid February and run right up until the arts festival itself in July, where the young curators will meet, brainstorm ideas, research, explore, plan, document, get inspired and select their potential event. This event may come in the form of a live music gig, an interactive workshop, a visual art exhibition or none of the above – most importantly the ideas will come from the team – Giving a younger audience an opportunity to have their say in what is on offer during the arts festival.
If you would like to join this group, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival invites you to send in a short statement saying why you would like to be involved by Monday the 3rd of February to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cairde Young curators is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
All welcome for a gathering in the Nest on Wed the 11th of Dec from 7 - 9pm.
A way to round off the year and a chance to meet members, other groups, facilitators and artists involved in the Nest.
Snacks, Drinks (alcohol free), tunes and some workshops to drop in and try out. Feel free to bring along something to share.
This is a free event. A chance to see the space, try a bit of a workshop and meet the communities, facilitators and artists in use of the Nest.
Spilt Milk Festival
Coming to a Nest near you!!! Please spread the word 🙂
Problem Patterns is a four-piece punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, comprised of Beverley Boal, Bethany Crooks, Ciara King and Alanah Smith. While often lyrically tongue in cheek, no subject is off limits. They use their songwriting to vent frustrations on everything from personal conflict to political distress. Most importantly, Problem Patterns aim to create a space of inclusivity and hope with their performances.
Fri. 22nd / The Nest branching out with Marge Bouvier
Comedy Improv Workshop
Our Comedy Improv Workshops start back again tomorrow, Tue the 17th of Sept, from 8 - 10pm in the Nest.
Come along, try out some comedy theatre games and most importantly: have a laugh! All levels of experience welcome.
This workshop is currently 18+
Sligo Dance Experiences
Every Thursday starting on 19/9 until 17/10/2019 (join us any Thursday you like) @ 7:30 - 9 pm
Together, we are going to meet and experience the joy of MOVEMENT and DANCE in variations of movement exercises drawn from Contemporary Dance (mainly Release Technique) and guided Dance Improvisations with integration of Somatic Dance Practice – Guided Imagery. Within our Dance Experiences we will have a chance to work individually same as in duets/trios or in a group.
Release Technique: we will use this technique as a warm-up exercise to activate our body awareness, release muscle tension and use the gravity and momentum to facilitate efficient movement.
Dance Improvisation: will benefit spontaneous movement of each individual mover within the exploration of self-expression and connection to others. We will also deepen the art of improvisation through various dance dynamics in relation to body, time and space.
Guided Imagery: we will look at imagery-based regeneration such as constructive rest and rest session with possible touch to indicate the location and direction of image, to increase sensory awareness in an area of the body or enhance the effect of an image.
Please wear comfortable clothing to move freely, water to drink and some yoga mat/blanket for guided imagery relaxation within the end of Dance Experience.
Advance booking is essential!
Investment: €50 for full 5 weeks or pay as you go €12.
For bookings & info contact: Marketa Formanova (Theatre Dance Artist, Movement and Dance Teacher, Lecturer in Performing Arts and Early Childhood Care and Education, IT Sligo)
Messenger: Marketa Formanova
Laughter Yoga Ireland: Certified 2 day Workshop
Train to be a Laughter Yoga Leader or just attend for your own health benefits. 1 Minute of laughter is equal to 10 minutes on a rowing machine, its an aid against depression, its a social glue to bring people together, along with many other benefits...
The Conscious Bazaar, June 29th 2019
Following the success of our Christmas market "Conscious Christmas Bazaar" we are delighted to announce we will be returning to The Nest on a monthly basis beginning this month.
The Conscious Bazaar is a monthly pop-up ethical market with design, craft and food from local vendors, makers and creators.
We were thrilled with the response to our Christmas event and the number of people that braved the wet winter day to visit the market and are really looking forward to working with The Nest to create a home to what we hope will be a warm community of vendors and visitors passionate about a different way of shopping.
We are seeking applications for vendors in the following areas: design, craft (including but not limited to ceramics, woodcraft, jewellery), fine art, publishing, fashion & apparel, preloved & vintage items, eco goods, artisan food. Applications can be made from the pulled website - https://shop.pulled.ie/pages/the-conscious-bazaar
´National Clean Up Day´ at the Nest
We have set our date for the National Clean Up Day!
Join us at the Nest from 1 to 4pm on Sunday the 7th of April to help clear and clean around the Quay street carpark, along the Garavogue river and around the Nest!
The National Clean Up are providing us with equipment to use and we coordinate with our County Council to then collect the gathered rubbish.
We will also enjoy some grub afterwards.
Some trees have been donated, so we can plan the planting.
Thanks from all at Branching Out and we hope to see you at the Nest!
C(h)AOS, 27th of February @ 7.30pm
Come and join us for the introduction evening for Sligo's newest Orchestra!
Lead by Stephanie Pawula (musician) and Vanya Lambrecht Ward (visual artist) in partnership with branching out and sponsored by Creative Ireland.
The Community Arts Orchestra Sligo (C(h)AOS) is kicking off its first session with a get-together in the Nest to welcome all new members.
We will bring the instruments you just bring your talents (no experience required!) The orchestra will meet weekly and will the activities will be making music and creating all things visual and practical for the orchestra, from logos. to cases to mask, hats and even other instruments!
For more information get in contact at email@example.com