On the 22nd of February, the Nest will be holding a week-long photographic exhibition featuring the work of artist/photographer Patrick Meehan.

Click here for further information, including dates and times.


Quiz Night

Quiz Night 20th Feb 2019

Join us in Thomas Connolly's for a Quiz Night on Wednesday the 20th of Feb from 21.30.

Table of 4: €20.
There will also be a raffle on the night.

This is a fundraiser for Branching Out and the Nest.
We hope you can make it 😀


Contact Jam

Contact Jam Sligo

Contact Jam Sligo are back tomorrow!

It runs every second Sunday starting Jan 27th 12:30-2:30 in the Nest.

Message from facilitator:
We'll have a warm up and can look at a couple of simple moves if the group likes, then we'll open the floor for a dance and a roll-around. Donations of €0-15 towards room rental.

For anyone new to it, Contact Improvisation (CI) is a gentle dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation and exploration.
It is really gorgeous, I don't know anyone who tried it who didn't love it. You don't need to be a dancer or a hippie. No experience necessary at all, you'll be a natural.


Comedy Improv

Comedy Improv Sligo

Comedy Improv is back in the Nest every Wednesday evening from 8 - 10pm.

Come along, try some comedy theatre & have a laugh! No experience required.

This workshop is currently for people from 18+.



Happy New Year to all you beautiful peoples!

January is a time for reflecting and goal setting... Just looking back at what has been achieved! This time last year we submitted our Leader application for heating/insulation and entered into collaborating with Andy Parsons, Healthy Ireland and Sligo Arts office for Paddy's day! 😊

The Nest will be back to normal functioning from the 14th of January onwards!


Conscious Christmas Bazaar

Conscious Christmas Bazaar


Conscious Christmas Bazaar happens this Saturday the 15th of Dec from 12 - 5pm in the Nest.

A festive pop up shop with Homemade cakes, hot drinks and vinyl tunes!

@branching_out_sligo will be providing some interactive play for kids of all ages upstairs in the Nest also 🙂



BaHa presents: EMERGENCE


Our group, BaHa, a new Sligo based 3-dimensional art collective, would like to invite you to the opening night of our new show, "EMERGENCE".

If you can't make the opening, no worries, the exhibition will be open Saturday 17th to Saturday 24th from 11am to 6pm daily!

All the Best,

Graphics by Jak Graham.

If you have any questions or want to contact any member of BaHa please don't hesitate to contact us at:


Rhythms of the Street

Rhythms of the Street

We are delighted to welcome Samboeire, Sligo!

They present 'Rhythms of the Street', a 6 week drumming class beginning Thurs 8th Nov, 7-9pm in The Nest.

6 weeks, 2 hours, €30.

No experience necessary. All drums provided.

For adults aged 18+. @ The Nest, Custom House Quay, Sligo.



BaHa: 3D/Visual Arts Collective

'BaHa', Sligo's new 3DArtist collective, will showcase their debut work.

'BaHa' will be exhibiting their introductory work in The Nest on Culture Night, the 21st of September. The launch is at 6pm sharp so please arrive a few mins prior. This initial showcase will follow with their online first full exhibition, running from the 16th - 24th November in the Nest, Sligo.

BaHa was created as a response to the shortage of 3D Visual Art seen in the hometown of the three founders.

BaHa is a play on the Irish work Beátha, meaning life, livelihood or sustenance. We found our lives and livelihoods were in our own hands and we need to create opportunities for ourselves in the artistic world. Also with our three styles being very heavily influenced by the world around us, and using its materials, it was a word we held close to our hearts and wanted to project as the forefront of the collective.

For more information please visit their Facebook page and Instagram.


Culture Night 2018

Culture Night 2018 - 21st September

We are delighted to share what is happening at this years Workshop Buffet in the Nest for Culture Night 2018!
Some favourites are returning and some new workshops, all for free under one roof!

Workshop Time Space
Capoeira 6:10 - 6:50 Upstairs
Art Program Launch 6:10 - 6:50 Downstairs
Photography 7:00 - 7:40 Upstairs
Conga Drumming 7:00 - 8:00 Downstairs
Aerial 7:45 - 8:30 Upstairs
Magic 8:00 - 9:00 Downstairs
Yoga 8:30 - 9:15 Upstairs

We are welcoming Sligo's new 3D Artist Collective: 'BaHa' for their first showcase of work launching in the Nest, downstairs at 6pm sharp! (please arrive a few minutes prior)

Ken Gunning will also launch an arts program in cooperation with ETB Sligo, HavinALaugh and Branching Out at 6:10 downstairs.

The cafe area will also be serving up some treats and drinks for the evening :)

Click here to book now.