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Hawk’s Well Theatre's Cultural Companions was set up in 2019 as a network of like-minded people interested in arts and culture, who can accompany each other to cultural events. This is a great way to meet new people with shared interests. Cultural Companions' aim was to provide increased opportunities for older people to engage with Sligo’s vibrant cultural and arts scene.

With 2020 changing life unimaginably and keeping everyone locked down for extended periods, the initiative has come into its own, in ways that it couldn;t have imagined. Blossoming, the project evolved to bring together four artists with four older people to create four exciting new works. These premiered as Cultural Companions: The Diary Entries, in January 2021. 

Following on from this, we are currently seeking participants to take part in 2021. Cultural Companions aim is to provide increased opportunities for older people to engage with Sligo’s vibrant cultural and arts scene by setting up a network of people who would accompany each other to cultural events at the theatre. For more information, or to express interest, contact Maeve at maeve@hawkswell.ie