The Mayo County Council’s EXCEL 10 is a developmental programme of arts events for teenagers and young adults across the county. The programme focuses on supporting and developing the skills of young people with specific arts interests, while also providing opportunities for young Mayo people to get involved in quality arts events during the month of November.
This years series of events includes youth workshops and masterclasses involving Mayo Youth Theatre, Achill Pipe Band, Mayo Youth Orchestra, and Crimlin Community Arts.
Also coming up during the month is a choral residency with Resurgam who will be working with Gortnr Abbey Crossmolina, Our Lady’s Secondary School from Belmullet, Mount St Michael Claremorris, Ballyhaunis Community School, and Sacred Heart School Westport. There will also be a open workshop for choral singers in St Mary’s Hall, GMIT, on November 9 from 7.30pm to 10pm. To finish their residency in the county Resurgam will be performing in Ballintubber Abbey on November 15 at 8pm.
Another of the events is the creative careers day which will be held in the TF Royal Theatre on November 18 from 2pm to 6pm. This event will enable young people to speak to people working in a wide range of creative fields such as artists, musicians, sound technicians, film directors, DJs, writers, and animators.
For those who are thinking of embarking on a third level art course Custom House Studios will be hosting a portfolio preparation day on Friday November 19. There will be two sessions that day, at 9.30am and 11.30am, booking for this event is strongly advised and can be done through 094 9047558 or 094 9047471 or by emailing [email protected]. For more information on any of the events contact the Arts Office in Mayo County Council.