Earlier this autumn, we started an arts project for Older People, led by artist Eileen McGoldrick. Create For Fun gave participants a chance to try a whole range of different techniques; find what they liked – and create! The course has gone realty well – participants have been working on their own ideas outside the course and we can see some of the fruits of their labours in a two-week exhibition at Youghal Library, launching this Saturday, 23rd, at 2pm. The exhibition runs until December 6th during library opening hours.
Alongside this course, we’ve offered other arts activities through our popular Spring Chickens programme, with artist Susan Spillane teaching the wonders of floral art with Hallowe’en Pumpkins and – coming soon – Christmas Wreaths! The Spring Chickens have also tried their hand at drumming (with Fergal of Manna Sounds) and will be joining Cobh Sea Shanty group The Molgoggers on stage at The Mall Arts Centre, also on 23rd November (tickets on the door: all money raised goes to Cois Abhann & CHP’s Dementia Cafe).
Create For Fun was funded by the Cork County Council Arts Office, and has proved sosuccessful we hope to run more arts programmes for Older People in early 2020. So watch this space!