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Excel 15 is gearing up to get going

Excel 15, Mayo County Council’s annual exuberant celebration of young people’s creativity takes place this March. A feast of events, workshops, exhibitions and showcases await this year’s young audiences and events are happening right across the county.

Culture Night kicks off across Mayo Twenty-three free events taking place tonight

Twenty-three groups and venues across Mayo are throwing open their doors tonight and calling on more people to dip their toes in the huge cultural offerings of the county to celebrate national Culture Night.

Culture on show for night of free events across the county

From poetry, drama and ceilis to workshops, exhibitions, and tours, organisations across the county are getting ready to showcase and celebrate Mayo’s excellent cultural reputation on a national platform.

Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme

Every year Mayo County Council offers two bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Each bursary covers the costs for a two-week period, plus the use of a studio if relevant. There is a variety of artist work spaces available including studios, a music room for composers and musicians, a multi-media room, and a large rehearsal and performance space. This year the successful applicants are visual artist Joanna Hopkins and poet Michelle O’Sullivan.

Culture Night 2012 — free cultural events across Mayo

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On Friday September 21, locals and visitors to Mayo will enjoy the special experience of Culture Night, a free night of cultural exploration and excitement in 22 venues across the county. Museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural groups will keep their doors open late into the evening welcoming people of all ages to taste and sample their cultural delights for free on the evening.

Plans for Culture Night 2012 well underway

Culture Night 2012 will take place on September 21 this year and plans are afoot to make the night an unforgettable cultural experience for Mayo audiences. Cultural organisations and groups are busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. Mayo has been participating since 2009 and was Ireland’s first countywide Culture Night programme.

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2012 programme concludes

After a very successful month Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Mayo Writer In Residence 2012 concludes the last week of his residency in Mayo. Over the course of the month Eoghan has worked with a wide variety of schools and groups across the county.

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2012 programme concludes

After a very successful month Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Mayo Writer In Residence 2012 concludes the last week of his residency in Mayo. Over the course of the month Eoghan has worked with a wide variety of schools and groups across the county.

Bealtaine 2012 draws to close

As May came close so to did the end of a very successful Bealtaine 2012 programme for Mayo County Council Arts Office. This was the 17th year of Ireland’s national celebration of creativity as we age. Bealtaine aims to involve older people in the arts, through expression and active participation. It also encourages older people to engage as an experienced audience for all art forms. During May 2012 Mayo County Council Arts Office worked with active retirement associations throughout Mayo as well as some of the community nursing units in the county.

Parke Drama Group wins award

Parke Drama Group has been awarded the Mayo County Council Amateur Drama Award for 2011, following assessment by external independent expertise.

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