Youth arts programme has wide range of activities

ConneX 11, the County Council Arts Service’s Youth Arts programme, is picking up a pace this week, providing a wide range of arts activities aimed at young people between the ages of 13 to 20 years.

ConneX 11, the County Council Arts Service’s Youth Arts programme, is picking up a pace this week, providing a wide range of arts activities aimed at young people between the ages of 13 to 20 years.

For music lovers there’s a drumming workshop for teenagers with Jabba Jabba Jembe on Saturday, 19th November from 3.30-4.15pm at Cashel Town Shopping Centre (Tesco). Why not come along and enjoy a high-energy, interactive workshop in drumming where you will be taught rhythms and drumming skills in a fun and interactive way. Jabba Jabba Jembe will also be doing a free show at 1pm in Cashel Town Shopping Centre (Tesco) on Saturday, 19th November. Admission is €3. This workshop is part of the Cashel Arts Festival - to book contact www.cashelartsfest.com or email: cashelartsfest@eircom.net

An exciting Choral Project will take place on Friday, 18th November at Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel. The Arts Service is working with Cashel Community School to provide a unique experience for local school choirs to work with renowned Conductor Greg Beardsell (conductor of the Irish Youth Choir). The students will spend the day rehearsing, as well as performing some pieces with Greg. Having worked with students in Cashel Community School last year Greg is back to encourage and enthuse more students to sing with confidence. This unique event will have well over 100 students involved from schools including Loreto Clonmel, Presentation Clonmel, Cahir Community College, Rockwell College and Cashel Community School.

For an experience of the visual arts why not visit the exhibition Irish Women Artists of the 20th Century, which is being held at the County Museum, Clonmel until 14th January. The exhibition has been drawn from The Niland Collection and the Collection of South Tipperary County Museum and is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo. This exhibition is a must for anyone studying art at school or college and includes the artists Sarah Purser, Estella Solomons, Eva Hamilton, Mary Swanzy, Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Nano Reid, Norah McGuinness, Frances Kelly, Bea Orpen, Dorothy Cross, Alice Maher, Marie Foley and Clare Langan. Guided tours for schools can be arranged - groups wishing to visit the exhibition should contact the Arts Service on 052-6134565.

An art workshop with Miriam Robinson at the Craft Granary, Cahir will be available on Saturday, 19th November from 10am – 2pm. This workshop will present a variety of opportunities for dynamic art -making. Miriam will be exploring colour in both the way we perceive it and also in more surprising ways. Place are limited so booking is essential, to book contact robinsonam@eircom.net

The Arts Service is working in partnership with Tipperary Excel Cultural Centre and the Tipperary Dance Residency to bring a day of dance to Carrick-on-Suir. The All Day Do Dance will be held at The Strand Theatre and the Brewery Lane Theatre on Saturday, 19th November. Classes start from 10.30am and run throughout the day. All Day Do Dance will appeal to all abilities in Carrick so why not try Hip Hop, Traditional Irish Dance or Contemporary Dance. All classes are free of charge. For further information or to book contact 085-1683611, info@iselichiodi.com or visit www.iselichiodi.com

For further information about any of these events or to obtain a full programme contact Sally O’Leary, tel. 052-6134565, email: sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie. Brochures will be available at the County Museum, Art Centres and Libraries or visit www.southtippcoco.ie/arts