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Sligo Children’s Book Festival enjoyed by lots of little ones!

Sligo Children’s Book Festival enjoyed by lots of little ones!

24 March, 2017

Sligo Children's Book Festival took place from Thursday the 2nd to Sunday the 5th of March, with lots of book-related fun activities for children to enjoy. Events took place at the Hawk’s Well Theatre and The Model, kicking off with a Dr. Suess’ 113th Birthday Party at The Model which was opened by Sligo mayor, Marie Casserly. read more

Exciting New Shows added to Hawk’s Well Programme

Exciting New Shows added to Hawk’s Well Programme

24 March, 2017

We are delighted to announce details of some exciting new acts to appear at the Hawk's Well over the coming months. In May, we will have An Evening with Diarmuid Gavin. In June, American songstress Vonda Shepard (and star of TV series Ally McBeal) comes to perform complete with her full band, and in November, the one and only Ruby Wax is coming to the theatre to discuss her new best-selling book. We also welcome back Freddie White in July and in September, the much-loved Irish comedian David O’Doherty. read more

New Short-Term Residency Programme Announced

20 March, 2017

The Hawk’s Well Theatre are delighted to announce details of three short residencies for artists to take place at the theatre this year. Three four-week residencies have been awarded to three artists who will work on creative projects throughout the year. The artists involved are Sligo musicians Kieran Quinn and Oisín Mac Diarmada and actor Nichola MacEvilly.  read more

St. Patrick’s Day Treat for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day Treat for Kids

13 March, 2017

This St. Patrick's Day at 2pm we have a treat for children - Woofle! In this thirty minute show, singer-songwriter Dan Leith brings us lots of furry fun with Woofle – a show about one Dan and his dog with lots of silly songs. Inspired by Dan's own four-legged best friend, Woofle is an irresistible tribute to the fun, playful and often slobbery unconditional love pets bring to our lives. read more

Sligo Children’s Book Festival coming up

Sligo Children’s Book Festival coming up

23 February, 2017

Three of Sligo’s leading cultural organisations have come together again to host the Sligo Children’s Book Festival, celebrating family literacy and creativity of parents and young children. The Model arts centre, Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership and the Hawk’s Well Theatre have created an action-packed festival featuring storytelling, theatre, puppetry, music, film and the return of the Kids’Own Book Factory to inspire and entertain children and parents alike! read more

First ‘Sing for the Hell of it! session a great success!

First ‘Sing for the Hell of it! session a great success!

26 January, 2017

On Monday, January 23rd, the Hawk's Well hosted its first 'Sing for the Hell of it!' night. Attended by one hundred and fifteen singers of all ages, choirmaster Dave Flynn led the group through some great songs whilst accompanied by Darragh Houston on piano. Songs on the night included Suspicious Minds, I'll Fly Away, Higher and Higher, The Way You Make Me Feel and Mr Brightside and all went down a treat! read more

A wonderful night of music at 10th Celebration Night: ‘Niamh Crowley: Music and Memories’

A wonderful night of music at 10th Celebration Night: ‘Niamh Crowley: Music and Memories’

23 January, 2017

On Saturday the 21st of January, the Hawk's Well Theatre celebrated the career to date of Niamh Crowley in a special celebration night titled Niamh Crowley: Music & Memories. The evening was opened by a video clip of Niamh performing at twelve years of age on The Late Late Toy Show, followed by the appearance of Niamh herself on stage performing the same piece of music. Niamh's mother and three children joined her onstage to open up what was a wonderful night of music and memories. read more