The Model is holding a very special Yeatsian themed Family Day in association with Yeats Day, the LilyLolly Craftfest and Só Sligo.
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Subadesigns Workshop – Sue Basler
An opportunity for families to create unique, enchanting interpretations of the poetry of WB Yeats in her Wet Felting workshop.
1pm – 3pm, Fruit Carving Workshop
In association with Sò Sligo Food and Cultural Festival. Join Fior di Zucca for a workshop which combines imagination, creativity, fruit and veg – art made from food.
The Galleries will be the venue for magical storytelling sessions inspired by Yeats’ poetry.
Performance in The Model Theatre, 2pm
Daughters of Emer The Story of Lily and Lolly Yeats written and directed by John Carty performed by Nichola MacEvilly and Margaret Kilcoyne. The lives and work of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats (Lily and Lolly) will also be uniquely celebrated during the festival, with a warm and humorous new dramatisation of their lives. Commissioned by the Lily Lolly Craftfest with the support of Yeats 2015, the dramatisation draws us into the challenging and creative lives of the two sisters, with an occasional wry insight and commentary on the antics of their brothers William and Jack.
Free admission to all events