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The Model Autumn Event Guide 2017

Community Sligo Global

Community Sligo Global Kitchen Saturdays, 18 Nov. & 16 Dec., 3pm, Donation Sligo Global Kitchen brings diverse and multi-cultural communities together to experience food and music from around the world. Come in with friends and family and discover new tastes and flavours at Sligo’s most communal table. Sligo Global Kitchen is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland. Sligo Latin Dance Tuesdays, 14 Nov. - 19 Dec., 11am - 12noon, €5 per class Join us for the best of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and a new Brazilian style. What better way to de-stress, relax and learn a new skill, whilst getting fit and having fun. Enjoy lunch afterwards in The Model cafe, with Spanish specialities. Special Events Lecture / Frederic William Burton and The West with Dr. Marie Bourke Thu. 16 Nov., 6pm, €5 Dr. Marie Bourke (former Keeper- Head of Education), curator of the exhibition: Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art will reflect on the life achievements of Burton, including his work in the West of Ireland. Bourke will shed light on this leading watercolourist of the Pre-Raphaelite era. Science Week Quirkology Video Shorts Tue. 14 - Sun 19 Nov., Free A series of quirky short videos by Professor Richard Wiseman on incredible illusions that will blow your mind, interactive experiments to bamboozle your brain, magic and practical science tricks. Suitable for all ages. Music Informal Music Afternoon Monthly every first Sunday 5 Nov. & 3 Dec., 1pm - 3pm, €5 / children free Presented jointly by The Model and Sligo Baroque Orchestra, the IMA is an ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Musicians play classical pieces in addition to an eclectic mix of folk, traditional and jazz in the relaxed cabaret-style setting of The Model’s atrium. Con Brio presents: Katherine Hunka and Finghin Collins Fri. 24 Nov., 8pm, €20 / €10 (students) London born Katherine Hunka is the leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and regularly directs from the leader’s chair. As a soloist she has performed in the Wigmore Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and The South Bank Centre in London. Finghin Collins is Ireland’s premier pianist with an expanding international career. Undercurrents, Divergent Paths in Contemporary Folk The Model is delighted to continue this series of music curated by composer and musician Emer Mayock, which runs throughout autumn and winter 2017. The series features a distinct range of contemporary folk artists each exploring their contrasting influences and approaches to song, dance or music; while also challenging audiences’ perceptions of the genre. Francesco Turrisi and Róisín Elsafty with special guest Emer Mayock Fri. 10 Nov., 8pm, €15 / €12 (conc.) Lankum (formerly Lynched) Sat. 2 Dec., 8pm, €20 / €18 (conc.) Cinema The Model Cinema in partnership with Sligo Film Society Thursdays, 8pm until December €8 / €6 (conc.) per screening The Model is delighted to present the best in international and independent cinema in partnership with Sligo Film Society. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Nov. 7 Dec. 14 Dec. // Land of Mine (Dir. Martin Zandvliet) // Neruda (Dir. Pablo Larrain) // Scribe (Dir. Thomas Kruithof) // Endless Poetry (Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky) // Insyriated (Dir. Philippe Van Leeuw) // Suntan (Dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos) // The Midwife (Dir. Martin Provost) Italian born, Dublin-based jazz pianist, musical conceptualist and explorer of new sonic realms, Francesco Turrisi furthers his previous explorations into the ancient melodies of sean-nós with this special performance with traditional Irish singer Róisín Elsafty. In this collaboration Turrisi reimagines the ancient melodies of sean-nós in bold new settings. This performance will also include music from special guest musician, composer and curator of the Undercurrents series Emer Mayock on flute and uilleann pipes. Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, whistles, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes alongside their own original material.