Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Art Briefs

Film award for Gaelscoil

Gaelscoil De hide in Roscommon has been nominated for an award for their film “O Ros Comain go hAnzio” at the National FÍS Film Festival, which takes place the afternoon of Tuesday, 20th October in the Helix at Dublin City University. Over 600 children and their teachers will attend the special award ceremony from across the country.

The National FÍS Film Festival is an initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) designed to introduce the medium of film in primary schools. It combines film-making techniques, theory, the use of digital recording equipment, film editing and the methodology required to produce a film. Schools across Ireland are invited to produce short films under a number of different categories. This initiative encourages pupils to get involved, share and celebrate the art of film in an extremely motivating and creative way.

Historical meeting

A meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place on Tuesday, 13th of Oct. at 8.30 pm in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. After the meeting an illustrated talk will take place on the latest findings on the excavations at the multiperiod site at Tulsk during the summer. It will be given by Dr Niall Brady, Project Director of the Medieval Rural Settlement Project part of the Discovery Programme. As this season of work is understood to be a concluding excavation at Tulsk it is an opportunity to find an overview of this interesting site focused on the crossroads of two ancient intersecting routeways. All welcome.

Set dancing

Set dancing classes for adults commenced on Thursday last, 1st October in Culleen Hall, Knockcroghery and will continue every Thursday from 9 pm to 10.30 pm, cost €5. It’s good exercise and all are welcome. Teacher Karen Ferrick. For more information contact 090 66 61221.