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WORKSHOP – ‘WILD DYE DAYS’ // A TALK WITH ARTIST GABRIELLE-MARY BISHOP

Westport Town Library St Marys Crescent, Westport, Mayo

Gabrielle-Mary Bishop is a Kilmeena based multimedia artist working with natural colour and light.  In this talk you will learn about how she gathers colour from the kitchen, dye garden and surrounding landscape to make paints, dyes and inks for her art works. She will also demonstrate some of her dye techniques and present her […]

Free

PAINTING WORKSHOP – JIMMY LAWLOR

Westport Town Hall Theatre The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

Artist Jimmy Lawlor hosts a workshop in focusing on various painting techniques, including composition, colour and texture. He will be demonstrating in acrylic paint. Jimmy Lawlor lives in Westport and has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His much-loved widely praised work has been likened to the works of the surrealists, with surreal or dreamlike […]

€20.00

WORKSHOP – ART ATTACK PAINT DANCE // NICKY DOWD + SIOBHAN MAGUIRE

JP Breheny & Son's N5, Cahernamart, Westport, Co. Mayo

Are you curious about what you would create if you could paint what you feel, see what you hear and leave your mark on a wall?  Have you ever wanted to go wild and let rip to your favourite dance track? This is your chance to flick, splatter and hurl paint where we pump up […]

€30.00

(SOLD OUT) WORKSHOP – FORRISTAL WOODWORK // SAT 11AM

TEACH SCOILE by the happy tummy co. Unit 6, Shambles Lane, Bridge Street, Westport

Ed Forristal was born in Dublin in 1989. A philosophy graduate, he discovered his passion for woodwork whilst working and travelling in rural Japan. Upon returning home, he began to make his own pieces using predominantly hand tools and traditional joinery. Join Ed Forristal of Forristal Woodwork on Saturday, 29th October for a wooden butter […]

€44.00 – €50.00

WORKSHOP – CIRCUS SKILLS // LITTLE TOP STARS

Clew Bay Hotel James Street, Westport

Little Top Stars workshops use circus skills to connect education, physical art and social development in a fun way. Learn the art of juggling, plate spinning, hula hoops and diabolo. Weather permitting there will be a free on street show at the Octagon at 11am, with the workshop then running from 11:30am.  The workshop will […]

€5.00

WORKSHOP – WORD UP // MAX ZANGA // SAT 12:00

Mariner Hotel Westport The Mariner, Westport, Co. Mayo

One of Ireland’s most creative and forward-thinking musicians, Max Zanga has achieved international acclaim as one half of hip-hop duo Tebi Rex. He writes on topics ranging from modern day Ireland to Greek mythology and is an experienced public speaker, live performer, writer, spoken word artist and podcaster. With an MA in Critical & Creative […]

WALK-IN-WORKSHOP – ‘PRINT A POSTCARD’ // WEST INK

Westport Town Hall Theatre The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo

Drop in to the Town Hall between 12:00 and 14:00 on Saturday to join West Ink artists for a bit of printing fun; we’ll help you create your own postcard with Gelli plates. Bring along your children or your inner child for this playful workshop. Fun and colour guaranteed!

Free

WORKSHOP – PETE WILLIAMS UKELELE

Heweston's Brothers Bar Bridge St, Cahernamart, Westport, Co. Mayo, Westport

Following his popular Ukulele session at the 2018 Westport festival, Pete Williams returns to bringing his unique Ukulele method and workshop.  Currently enjoying a tidal wave of popularity, this little, big instrument always brings a smile and a lot of pleasure to whoever picks it up. Founder member of Dexys Midnight Runners and special guest […]

€18.00 – €20.00

WORKSHOP – WORD UP // MAX ZANGA // SAT 14:00

Mariner Hotel Westport The Mariner, Westport, Co. Mayo

One of Ireland’s most creative and forward-thinking musicians, Max Zanga has achieved international acclaim as one half of hip-hop duo Tebi Rex. He writes on topics ranging from modern day Ireland to Greek mythology and is an experienced public speaker, live performer, writer, spoken word artist and podcaster. With an MA in Critical & Creative […]

€16.00

(SOLD OUT) WORKSHOP – FORRISTAL WOODWORK // SUN 11AM

TEACH SCOILE by the happy tummy co. Unit 6, Shambles Lane, Bridge Street, Westport

Ed Forristal was born in Dublin in 1989. A philosophy graduate, he discovered his passion for woodwork whilst working and travelling in rural Japan. Upon returning home, he began to make his own pieces using predominantly hand tools and traditional joinery. Join Ed Forristal of Forristal Woodwork on Saturday, 29th October for a wooden butter […]

€50.00

WORKSHOP – A SHARED SPACE // SINEAD MURRAY + RONAN CONWAY

Yoga Root, the Harbour Mill, The Quay, Westport The Quay, Westport

A Shared Space This is an invitation to come and explore ourselves through story and connection.  Our story can sometimes hold us back or liberate us in life, depending on what way we tell it. Through facilitated dialogue, movement and listening we invite you to get curious about acceptance and empathy, to play with vulnerability […]

€15.00

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