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Stars at Night Lantern-Making Workshop (Sat Morning) with Tom Meskell for Well Festival 2018

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Stars at Night Lantern-Making Workshop (Sat Morning) with Tom Meskell for Well Festival 2018


Waterford Healing Arts Trust is looking for Waterford people to take part in lantern-making workshops to help them to light up the night at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) as part of the Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2018. Arising out of the joy and excitement around his Night Flowers project for Well in 2017, artist Tom Meskell returns with a celestial theme to light up the night sky outside UHW. “Stars at Night” will involve the lighting up of dozens of individually created star lanterns – sculptures shaped around a wire frame and lit from within – to be created by the Waterford community. Anyone over 15yrs is welcome to take part – No experience is necessary. The resulting Night Stars will be lit up at UHW every night from Monday 8 to Friday 12 October during this year’s Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing, which celebrates participation in the arts by all. More details from www.wellwaterford.com

Booking details:

Date: Friday 21/ Saturday 22 September (please ensure you have selected the correct event for your chosen date and time)

Time: 10am-12.30pm &/or 1.30pm-4pm.

The workshop fee is EUR10.00 for a half-day or full day. 20% discount for members. Phone 051 842664 for code.  

You can attend one session or two sessions each day, for the same price.

Places are limited so advance booking is recommended.

Please be sure to select the correct ticket type, for example Friday Morning Workshop OR Friday Afternoon Workshop OR Friday Full Day Workshop (AM + PM) OR Saturday Morning Workshop etc.

Contact www.waterfordhealingarts.com, email d2hhdCB8IGhzZSAhIGll or call (051) 842664 for further details.

Please note: Participants should be over 15 yrs.

What to bring/wear:

Work clothes - This is a practical, lantern-making workshop!

If staying for the full day, please bring a snack/lunch. Alternatively, you can purchase snacks/lunch from the coffee shop or restaurant at the hospital or nearby Ardkeen Stores.

Additional info:

Artist Tom Meskell has been developing this style of lantern making for 15 years and is looking forward to working with people from the Waterford community to create this special Night Stars installation.

Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing is presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford City and County Libraries. Now in its 6th year, and coinciding with World Mental Health Day and World Hospice Day, this multidisciplinary, fun and accessible festival champions the links between arts and wellbeing with a wide-ranging programme of innovative events for all ages across all artforms, including music, art, dance, film and literature. The 2018 festival takes place 8-14 October. The festival programme will be launched on 17 September. Further details from www.wellwaterford.



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