Special Events Cinema Shore Shots Film and Surf Festival Sat. 22 Apr. - Sun 23 Apr., €60 Featuring the latest movies from the world of surfing, with music, adventure and a range of inspiring talks. Highlights include acclaimed artist Dorothy Cross in an interview with Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll on representing Ireland at the Venice Biennial and what inspires her work. Masterclass with Ronnie Hughes Sat. 27 May, 11am - 5pm, €70 / €60 Taking in his gallery exhibition, artist Ronnie Hughes will lead a conceptual and practical masterclass on the use of colour. The masterclass will encompass a discussion on his practice, a slide talk about colour and a hands-on afternoon workshop. The Model Cinema: New Irish Directors Thursdays, 20 Apr. - 11 May, 8pm €8 / €6 conc. per screening The Model is delighted to present the first in a new series of thematic film programming for Sligo audiences. Starting where the Sligo Film Society ends, The Model celebrates Irish film across four features. The series introduces new and distinctive works from emerging Irish filmmakers, who are moving Irish cinema forward on the international stage. 20 Apr // Tomato Red Dir. Juanita Wilson, 2017, 112mins 27 Apr // The Young Offenders Dir. Peter Foott, 2016, 83mins 4 May // Further Beyond Dir. Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy, 2016, 99mins 11 May // Mammal Dir. Rebecca Daly, 2016, 96mins Listings are subject to licence and may change. Arts and Health Check Up, Check In Fri. 5 May, 9.30am - 5pm, €20 Arts and Health Check Up, Check In is an annual networking event for arts and healthcare practitioners and artists who work in healthcare settings. Brought to you by artsandhealth.ie, Create and Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Sligo. Community Sligo Global Kitchen Sligo Global Kitchen is a collaborative arts project between The Model, residents of Globe House and artist Anna Spearman. The project is a gesture of solidarity, celebrating the everyday rituals of cooking and eating as a way of making connections between people and communities. Sligo Global Kitchen is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Ireland. Artist Talk: In Conversation with Selma Makela Thu. 15 Jun., 1pm, Free Artist Selma Makela invites you to look at her work as part of her residency at The Model and will lead a discussion on her exhibition in the Foyer Gallery. Latin Dance Class: Salsa - Merengue - Bachata - Reggaeton Thursdays, 20 Apr. - 25 May, 6pm - 7.30pm, €5 An introduction to Latin Dance taught by Loander and Jésus, Latin dancers from Venezuela in a fun environment - with complimentary drinks and mini tapas. This is a collaborative arts project between The Model and residents of Globe House. Music Informal Music Afternoon Monthly every first Sunday 2 Apr., 7 May, 4 Jun. 1pm - 3pm, €5 / children free Presented jointly by Sligo Baroque Orchestra and The Model, 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 setting of the Gallery Café. Sligo International Chamber Music Festival Fri. 28 Apr. - Mon. 1 May Taking place at The Model and St Columba’s Church Drumcliffe with special guests the Vogler Quartet, Cassiopeia Winds, RTÉ Contempo Quartet, Amatis Piano Trio, clair-obscur Saxophone Trio, Hugh Tinney and Ib Hausmann. Con Brio presents Sextet Fri. 19 May, 8pm €25 (students €10 on the door) The Brahms String Sextet no.1 and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence are two iconic masterpieces of chamber music from the Romantic era. The recital will be followed by a meet the artist reception. Featherheads and Dreamers II Sat. 20 May, 8pm, €12 / €10 conc. Following on from its success in 2016, Featherheads and Dreamers returns with a line-up of contemporary voices; authors, poets, performers, musicians, and visual artists, that reflect the modern Irish cultural landscape. This year’s event includes author Kevin Barry; actor, writer and activist Donal O’Kelly; and Sligo band The Hunter. Curated by Patrick Karl Curley.