Clonmel News in brief...

55 Social Club

55 Social Club

The 55 social club will hold their next social night on Friday 15th Febuary,venue “The Coachman”,Parnell Street.Music on the night will be by Tony Egan.the January night was well attended and the music by The Piano Man, a new man to the club,was really enjoyed by everyone there and we hope we will see him again soon.Anyone wishing to join the club would be most welcome .See you all there on the 15th.

South Tipp Art Group

Junior STAG are on mid term break on this coming Saturday 16th February. A new 5 week Art session will commence on Saturday 23rd in the Art Room,Infant School at the back of St. Peter and Paul’s Primary School, Kickham St., Clonmel. As there are only a few places left in the Primary Section( 9 years to 6th. Class) & Senior Section ( 1st year to Leaving Cert.) please contact the Organiser at 0868096823 as soon as possible.

Adult STAG: The Adult Artists in STAG are now getting around to painting for the forthcoming Exhibition in the Library in June. With the onset of Spring it is hoped that there will be some hardy souls out painting en plein air around the county and further afield soon! New members are always welcome on any Tuesday night from 7.30 p.m. in the venue above.

A number of STAG Adult Artists are taking a watercolour course with Artist Ray Osborn, Callan every Tuesday morning up to Easter, in the South Tipperary Arts Centre 10. 30 to 12.30 p.m. As it’s an ongoing course those with some knowledge of watercolour painting can join in at any stage.

A one-day workshop on Design and Composition in landscape will be given by Plein Air Artist Michael McGuire, Wexford , in the Shallowsnest Studio, Ballyknockan,Broadway, Co. Wexford on Sunday 10th. March. Booking essential at 0879335456 or contact the Organiser at 0868096823.

Maureen Purcell, Organiser STAG

New events at South Tipp Arts Centre

Recital : Another Fundraiser for the South Tipperary Arts Centre.

Classical Guitar Recital on Thursday night 21st February 7. 30 p.m. with Guitarists Peter Richmond, Surrey, Uk and Liam O’ Reilly, Shamrock Hill, Clonmel featuring Popular classical favourites, Spanish pieces, Jazz, Pop ( Beatles) and Trad. Mary O’Gorman, Poet, Powerstown, Clonmel will read some of her beautiful evocative poems during the Recital. Adm: €10 Adults, €5 children, €8 concessions. Contact The Reception at 0526127877 to book.

Children’s Music Workshop : ‘Have Fun Through Music’ introduction to Music for ages 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12.

Saturday 9th. March with Tutor Niall O’ Connor, Waterford, B.A. Mus. ( Hons.) H Dip. in Arts In Prim. Ed. L. T. C. L.

4 to 6 year olds 11. 15 a.m.

7 to 9 year olds 12. 30

10 to 12 year olds 2 p.m.

Fee €10 , Reduction for Family members. Booking essential at Reception 052 61 27877

Crochet Class for adults

Beginners and Improvers, Right and Left handers, commencing on Thursday 21st February 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for 6 weeks. €10 per class Booking essential.

On Going Classes at the Arts Centre;

Children’s classes on Friday and Saturday are now full. Classes can be run on Tuesday/Wednesdays/Thursdays if there is enough interest. Contact the Reception.

Adult Classes : Watercolour with Ray Osborn on Tuesday mornings. Basic knowledge of painting is required.Contact Reception at 0526127877

Oil and Acrylic with Ann Brennan Thursday mornings on going. Contact Ann 0863292086

Wednesday Artists & Craftsworker’s Gathering get- together €3

‘Cluain’ Clonmel, Artists Exhibition ‘Spring Time of Hope’ now running at the Arts Centre to great acclaim. Well worth a visit.

Art and Poetry books for sale at half price at the Arts Centre.

The South Tipperary Arts Centre website and Facebook are now being reconstructed but some information and the Gallery is still available on both.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday : 12 to 4 p.m. ADMISSION FREE.

Maureen Purcell, Voluntary Manager, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel 0868096823

Loreto Convent musical

Loreto Convent will present a Musical Extravaganza “Sounds Of Spring” on Wednesday night March 20 in the School. An evening of wonderful talent from the pupils, not to be missed.

Tickets available from the school, and will be on sale from next week.