27 Apr. - 20 May 2013

Bealtaine: Celebrating Creativity As We Age

The Model celebrates the nationwide festival of Bealtaine with this year’s resonating theme ‘Grow Happy.’ May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age with over 120,000 people now taking part nationwide, from dance to cinema, painting to theatre; Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of older artists.

Download Bealtaine 2013 National Programme HERE

The Model’s programme kicks off May 1st with the cinema screening of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, starring Judy Dench and Maggie Smith, followed by a French film set in the vineyards of France, ‘You Will Be My Son’ and a series of free screenings of the celebrated Irish documentary ‘Hands,’ from the renowned filmmakers David and Sally Shaw-Smith. On top of that, The Model will hold free lunchtime screenings from the Irish Film Institute, which examine through film, Ireland’s relationship with Europe.

For those who want to get fully involved there will be dance classes, dance and theatre performances, artist’s talks, free tours of the Niland Collection and lots more.

Booking is essential for all programmes and for the full Bealtaine programme and booking information, go to The Model’s website, www.themodel.ie or ring The Model reception at 0719141405.

Full Bealtaine Programme. http://bealtaine.com/

Bealtaine Listings

The Model celebrates the festival of Bealtaine with a selection of cinema screenings, talks, tours of the Niland Collction, artist talks, dance performances and dance classes.

• 27 April at 4pm Free/ Dance Performance ‘Performance: The Silence of Movement’ Kaspar Aus and Patrick Hall

• 01 May at 11am €4/Cinema Screening The Best Exotic Hotel Marigold

Director: John Madden. 124 minutes, UK/USA/UAE, 2011, Drama/Comedy.
The perfect film for Bealtaine and definitely fits in with this year’s theme, ‘Grow Happy’. Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. Coffee and teas provided before the screening, so come early

• 02 May at 1pm €6/Cinema Screening You Will Be My Son (Tu Seras mon Fils)

Dir: Gilles Legrand. France. 2001, 102 minutes, subtitled
The French winegrowing world is acutely portrayed in this classic, complex and gripping human drama set in a renowned Saint-Émilion vineyard. For this lunchtime Bealtaine screening, all tickets are €6.

• 05 May at 11.30am and 12 May at 11.30am €4/Dance Classes ‘Get your feet a –tapping with an old-time Waltz.’ Booking essential.

Artist Talk • 14 May at 2pm

Free/Artist Talk with Cléa Van Der Grijn and a screening of a her new short film by the artist, ‘Niesje’. A short film about music, dance, freedom and beauty.

• 18 May at 5pm &
• 25 May at 5pm Free/ Cinema Screening and Talk ‘Hands’

Filmmakers David & Sally Shaw-Smith . A selection of screenings from the fascinating series of documentaries on traditional Irish crafts and lifestyles, where the emphasis is on the skills of human hands rather than on machines. The screening on 18 May will be introduced by a local craftsperson and this screening will be followed by a discussion on Irish craft. Both filmmakers will be present for the screening on 18 May, 2013. Booking Essential.

• 09, 16 and 21 May at 1pm. Free/ Tours

Of the current exhibitions of the Niland Art Collection and Contemporary exhibition.

• 29 May, 1pm Free/ Theatre Performance Waking Dreams Directed by Marie de La Guéronnière

Presenting a new piece by the performance group, ‘Touch the Sky.’ Waking Dreams is a quirky story of family and twisted relationships. Ten actors unravel their dreams and life stories through comedy and performance – warm, humorous and uncompromising. Waking Dreams is inspired by the work of Shaw, Martin McDonagh, Joseph O’Connor, Brian Friel and many more… Touch The Sky are the resident performance group at TheModel, Sligo. Booking Essential

Mondays in May (13 May). Free/ Workshop and Tour

During the month of May the galleries at The Model will be brimming, showing Illustrations to the Stories of Red Hanrahan by Norah McGuinness, Female Artists of the Twentieth Century and a group show entitled An Anatomical Chart of Love Pains. In partnership with the Arts Initiative in Mental Health an invited group of older people and their care partners will visit the galleries for a special ‘See and Make’ session. Not open to the general public – by invite only.


Sunday –12 May, 1.30pm -2.30pm
Euro-paeans – celebrating Ireland and Europe in film

• Films of les frères Lumière – 1897 (3 minutes)

• Selection of Amharc Éireann newsreels – 1960s (5 minutes)

• Irland und seine Kinder – 1961 (44 minutes)

• Tribulations Irlandaises – 1965 (5 minutes)

Total running time – 57 minutes

Sunday- 19 May, 1.30pm –2.45pm

• The Saints Went Marching Out – 1967 (26 minutes)

• Ireland’s Presidency of the E.E.C – 1979 (10 minutes)

• My Irish Diary – 1996 (30 minutes)

• The Polish School – 2012 (11 minutes)

Total running time – 77 minutes