This workshop will incorporate ideas from Action Theater. The essence of Action Theater: (The Improvisation of Presence by Ruth Zaporah) is spontaneity in performance, drawing upon movement, voice and sound. The methodology is a guide for living as well as performance. In the training the individual potential is developed alongside ensemble and small group practice, is an underpinning aspect in this workshop.

This workshop will endeavour to discuss the potential relevance of Action Theater to ourselves and our artists’ practice, being conscious of the overlap between the two. Action Theater helps give direction and motivation to what might otherwise be rudderless unanchored improvisation. A major element in the development of confidence of performance and life is the attention given to the practice of the present, awareness and responsiveness. Working collaboratively with others one is never alone, exposed or at a loss for long. Moments of uncertainty are transformed and incorporated into performance.

Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November
Times: Sat 10.00 to 20.00hrs, Sun 10.15hrs to 16.30hrs
Fee: £50
Location: Pollen Studio/Gallery, 37 Queen St, Belfast BT1 6EA
Booking: or

Performance Workshop with James King at Pollen Gallery, Belfast

1 December, 10am to 5.30pm

Selina Thompson, Rick Lowe, Seamus Nolan, Eve Olney, Jijo Sebastian, Dr Charlotte McIvor (NUIG) and Chris Baldwin

This year Create’s National Networking Day will focus on art, diversity and transformative practice. At the level of geopolitics globally we are witnessing vulnerable populations on the move at an unprecedented scale. At the same time, at the level of the nation state, we see the consolidation of some familiar exclusionary discourses around notions of national identity. How can artists working collaboratively respond? How can collaborative arts and cultural practices challenge dominant and exclusionary narratives? How can we engage in inclusive ways to democratise public space at the level of the neighbourhood and the city? Over the course of the day we will explore the politics of identity and how it defines our bodies, ways of integrating the narrative of Traveller history, approaches to making large-scale interdisciplinary performance reflecting the diversity of place and collaborative arts practice connected with question of race, neighbourhood and displacement.

The day is interactive, with opportunities to reflect together on ideas of transformative practice that engages with diversity in all its meanings. Additional break out spaces in the afternoon will facilitate further exchange and talks with the programmed artists exploring insights and experiences gained from the day and the latest innovative collaborative arts projects taking place nationally and internationally.

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O’Donoghue Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance,
NUI Galway

Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts, NUI Galway

School pottery kiln, 3 standing kick wheels and 1 cowley double drive electric wheel for sale in the Galway area.

Potterycrafts School Front loading kiln, seldom used and in perfect working order. Sale includes the controller and any internal kiln props.

Maximum temperature 1300″C
Supply required: Single Phase -40 amps or 3 phase-15 amps.
Weight: 300kg
Power: 7.5 kW
Brick to door seal.
External Size: w76 x d100 x h156.
Internal firing capacity approx: 128 LT. (4.52cuft)

3 school Standing kickweels for sale. Seldom used and in perfect working order.

-flywheel positioned immediately beneath the working tray.
-front mounted treadle
-carriage handles on either side of the wheel frame
-drainage facility
-silent runner
-self aligning ball bearing
-anti slid feet to aid levelling or alter the height of the wheelhead.

Collection must be arranged by the buyer.


School Kiln, kickwheel and cowley double drive wheel for sale

Deadline for applications: Friday 3 November, 5pm

National Museum of Ireland (NMI) is Ireland’s largest cultural institution and is responsible for collecting and preserving objects and knowledge relating to the history and culture of Ireland and its place in the wider world.

Reporting to the Chair and Board of Directors, the Director will be responsible for leading the NMI and overseeing its operations as follows: leading the staff and day-to-day operations; developing and implementing the NMI Masterplan and associated strategies and policies; ensuring the professional protection, preservation and interpretation of the Museum collections; promoting appropriate initiatives and implementing organisational change.

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

For full job description see:

Job Vacancy | Director if the National Museum of Ireland

5 to 20 October
Opening 5 October, 6pm

“without these connections I could not have witnessed the constellation of ideas in local clusters and the transformation that occurs as messages pass from one place to the next” – Nikos Papastergiadis, ‘Spatial Aesthetics’

‘material conditions’ is a collaborative exchange between Platform Arts Belfast and Engage Art Studios Galway, responding to the immaterial and material conditions that transfer into artistic production.

Artists: Cecilia Danell, Jane Queally, Marias Diaz, Michelle Hill, Ruby Wallis, Simon Daly, Vicky Smith.

Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
T: 028 9031 1301

material conditions | Group Exhibition at Platform Arts

Details Venue Phone: +44 (0) 28 7188 4760 Venue Website: The Alley Arts and Conference Centre is a state of the art theatre complex, art gallery and conference centre based in the heart of Strabane, County Tyrone. Offering top class entertainment, arts development and conference facilities, the Alley Arts […]

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