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.


Comics Workbook

Comics Workbook Sligo

Facebook event page.

Comic Workbook is a weekly comics workshop organised by Pulled in collaboration with Niall Breen.

Come and draw in a friendly and open social atmosphere at The Nest on Custom House Quay, Sligo every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm.

Learn about planning, layout, pacing, colour and printing.

These workshops are open to all skill and experience levels.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

€5 per session, email to book your place.




We'll be out and about Sligo, fundraising, playing and performing! Make sure to join us!

Saturday the 21st, 1-7pm around Tobergal Lane & along the river.



Havin'alaugh @ The Nest

We're very excited that this months Forum is being held in Sligo town in the New and Groovy community space The Nest, Custom House Quay, Sligo.

All are welcome to come and see what the Forum is about, no need to open your mouth, you can just be nosey...

Even if you can't go please share so that more people know about this 🙂・

This Thursday evening 19th July 7-9pm.

E-mail Patrick with enquiries or to just let him know if you can make it...and so we dont run out of tea and snacks!


A Selection of Works

A Selection of Works

Starting on the 15th of June, the Nest in Sligo town will be holding a week-long exhibition featuring a wide range of works from artists, Patrick Meehan, Pádraic Mc Gloughlin, Kevin Mc Gloughlin, Morgan Bonel and Catriona Bonner.

Doors will open at 7pm, and will run for one week only. All welcome!

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Culture Night 2017

And Culture Night 2017 is underway! Here at Branching Out we are hosting a wide variety of workshops and activities for you to enjoy. Join us for the 3rd annual, free 'Workshop Buffet'.

Tea House Open from 6pm
Yoga: 6:15 - 6:45pm (Downstairs)
Capoeire: 6-7pm (Upstairs)
Mental health talks, Program launch: 7 - 7:30pm (downstairs)
Creative Dance/Movement: 7 - 8pm (Upstairs)
Magic: 7:45 - 8:45pm (Downstairs - for ages 10+)
Aerial Demonstration + Open live drawing: 8 - 9pm (upstairs)

All for free under one roof. This will give you a taste of the workshops that are available on an ongoing basis in our creative Nest.

Caitlin Coleman: Yoga.
Uli: Capoeire.
Blaithin Sweeney & Fergus Callaghy: Mental Health Talks.
Marketa Formanova: Dance/Movement.
Nemo: Le Magician.
Lisa Moore & Rebecca Marsden: Aerial Demonstration.
Donncadh O' Callaghan: Live Drawing.