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

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