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Our Festive Online Programme

Our Festive Online Programme
3 December, 2020

Although we are closed for live performance, we are delighted to present our festive online programme. We hope these online performances will spread some festive cheer from all of us at the Hawk's Well Theatre to our friends and supporters near and far.

Sligo Sings has moved online this year and we are inviting people from all over Sligo and anywhere in the world to get involved in Sligo Sings Christmas 2020. Add your voice to our festive virtual choir. Just follow the details on our website and send your video to us. We will compile all the videos we receive into one glorious Sligo Sings Christmas 2020 video which we will share with you before Christmas. The deadline for your recordings is 10pm (G.M.T), Sun 6th December 2020. 

On Thursday 10 December at 6pm we are delighted to present a streamed performance of A Christmas Carol from Livin’ Dred. This family-friendly performance is available to watch for 36 hours.Devised straight from Dickens classic text, two award-winning actors- Aaron Monaghan and Bryan Burroughs, play all the characters from A Christmas Carol at break-neck speed using an array of colorful hats, scarves and an Ikea coat-rack!

Join the Hawk's Well Theatre's Countdown to Christmas kicking off on Monday 14th of December. To get us into the festive mood, resident artist Stephen Doherty will perform a tune a day on our Facebook page at 5pm from Monday 14th of December right up to Christmas Eve. Renowned multi-instrumentalist Stephen Doherty features on a long list of musical recordings and has shared the stage with artists like, Lúnasa, Michael McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Slide and Sharon Shannon.

Christmas Toons with Anything Goes: (SCHOOLS) A special festive streamed concert for schools which celebrates the magic of Christmas through music and fun. Come join celebrated musicians Dave Flynn, Eddie Lee, Kieran Quinn, Sinead Conway and Ken McDonald (Tonto) from Sligo band Anything Goes as they perform a selection of festive favourites. Guaranteed to have pupils and teachers of all ages dancing and singing along!

Hawk’s Well Theatre Twelve Days of Christmas: we are delighted to bring you twelve performances from local artists over the Christmas season. Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Artist Fund which has funded these online performances from local theatre, music and dance artists Cathy Jordan, Kellie Hughes, Miriam Needham, Charmaine T Matonsi, Isabel Claffey, Stephen Doherty, Oisin MacDiarmada, Brian Leyden, Karen Tansey, Seamie O’Dowd, Edwina Guckian and Sorcha Fox. Every day over the Christmas period you can watch a performance from one of these artists online on our facebook page at 5pm. Cathy Jordan kicks off the celebrations on Christmas Day with her performance at 5pm!

Hawk’s Well Theatre Cultural Companions: The Diary Entries: Sun 10 Jan, 8pm. Over August and September 2020, Hawk’s Well Theatre paired four artists with four older people who had been cocooning alone in Sligo. The artists and hosts got to know each other through a series of conversations, after which the artists wrote an original piece of work inspired by the host and their conversations together. Cultural Companions – The Diary Entries documents the journey these four duos took together and publicly premieres the new works created in an online format.

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