Cathy Macken here. It’s time to start filling your shoeboxes again for Team Hope. This is my 11th year doing this appeal.
Closing date for boxes is the 9th of November so we need to get busy filling our shoeboxes. Please help to make a difference for a child this Christmas.
Shoeboxes can be dropped in to Bri Nua, Main Street, Arklow or at the Gallery, Main street.
Pictured here are members of the Servier social committee with Sunbeam music instructor Tommy Breen collecting a cheque for €922 which is going towards Filming, sound and lighting costs of our Inclusion concert in November.
We will have details of the concert, which is a major event and includes no less than six organisations, in the coming weeks.
Pictured above are a sample of the 35 entries submitted by service users from Ballyraine, Bri Nua and Bray RT into this year’s Tinahely show which took place on the August Bank holiday Monday. The categories entered included: Woodcraft, ceramics, art and handcrafted items. There was a high level of competition this year but all entries from Sun beam came in for great praise from the Judges on the day. The prize winners from the show were as follows:
Class 215(Any hand-crafted item)
2nd Nicola Riley
3rd Tara Cawley
4th Wayne Scarfe
Class216(Any woodcraft item)
1st Michael Ellis
2nd Patricia Hurley
3rd Patrick Grummell
4th Geraldine Stokes
Class 248(Ceramics, pottery)
2nd Tom Lawler
3rd Geraldine Stokes
Highly commended- Tom Lawler
These and all the other entries can be seen on display at the Creatives group show which opens on Tuesday the4th of September in Arklow visual arts from 5-7pm and runs until Friday the 14th. Your presence is most welcome.
The Arklow Gallery from Tuesday 4th of September until the 14th September.
This group of 29 artists have completed a wide range of work in their chosen medium offering this exhibition something to interest everyone.
Opening Night on Tuesday 4th September 5-7pm All Most Welcome
Participating artists are:
Aisling Maguire, Cathy Macken, Daphne Hollingsworth, David Stafford, Dervla Fallon, Emma Reynolds , Emma Kinsella, Geraldine Stokes, James Ledwidge, Jamie Clarke, Johnny Mc Grainer, Killian Byrne, Mark Hayward, Martin O Brien, Michael Grummel, Myles Kavanagh, Nicola Riley, Patrick Grummel, Rosie Walshe, Sean Sheeky, Selina Whyte, Shirley Johnson, Tara Cawley, Tom Lawler, Tomek Rozanski, Trish Hurley and Wayne Scarfe.
There is also a group textile wall hanging created with artist Maeve Hunter who worked with Eimear Wixted, Grainne Lawlor, Kiera Broe, Nicole Appleby, Paul Roche, Rachel Langrell and Tomek Rozanski on a collaborative textile workshop.
Rebecha McAuley (and her mam Tracey) was on East Coast FM on Sunday morning recently talking about competing – and being the face of – Special Olympics during the recent national games. Rebecha took silver in Badminton!