New National Cultural Day comes to Skibbereen at Uillinn

10 April, 2017

Crinniú na Cascá at Uillinn - a feast of free family events

 ‘Made in County Cork’

A Day of FREE Family Activities at Uillinn - Easter Monday 17 April, 11.00am to 4.00pm

If you’re a regular visitor or you’ve never been here at all, this is your chance to come and see what's happening at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen. Our doors are open from 11.00am to 4.00pm for Cruinniú na Cásca, a new national day of cultural celebration, taking place on Easter Monday 17 April.

A day packed with free family activities including the charming Listen Janey Mac, a puppet show from the acclaimed Cork-based Dowtcha Puppets at 11.00am and 2.00pm; Curiosity Art Workshops for children from 12 noon to 2.00pm; Tea Tasting with artist in residence Róisín Foley at 1.30pm; informative family friendly Gallery Tours at 12 noon and 2.00pm of Landmarks and Lifeforms, our current exhibition by Frieda Meaney and Danny Osborne; Discovery Box Playtime in the gallery for younger children at 3.00pm and  if you feel like treating yourself, there is some beautiful, affordable art by artists from the Bantry region in the Foyer.

Or just roam freely around the galleries, café and studios, meet the artists, view the artworks and explore local culture, all ‘Made in County Cork’! and free of charge. Kalbos will be open, serving delicious lunches and of course, wonderful coffee and home-made cakes - if the sun shines, the Courtyard's the place to be.

11.00am - 11.45am          Puppet Show
11.00am - 1.00pm            Drop by and Meet the Artist
12 noon - 2.00pm             Drop-in Curiosity Art Workshops
12 noon - 12.45pm           Gallery Tour
1.30pm - 2.30pm              Tea Tasting
2.00pm - 2.45pm              Gallery Tour
2.00pm - 2.45pm              Puppet Show
2.30pm - 3.30pm              Drop by and Meet the Artist
3.00pm - 3.45pm              Discovery Box Playtime

Listen Janey Mac is a charming and fun exploration of the history of Cork City and Ireland through puppetry and song. A mild cautionary tale, it reminds us all how lucky we are to live in the 21st century!
Ideally for ages 6 and up and the show runs for 45 mins -

Janey Mac Flier