Colourful Characters Illustration Camp
19-21 April: Imaginations will run wild in this art workshop in Meath with artist and author Tatyana Feeney. Children between the ages of eight and 12 will have the chance to bring their imaginative characters to life through drawing and print. Over three days, participants will explore different characters within stories and learn how to create their own heroes and heroines.
They will also learn how to create scenes for their characters and then develop their drawings using ink and mono-print techniques. The Easter camp will take place in the Solstice Art Centre in Navan. See www.solsticeartscentre.ie
Friends! The Musical Parody
26-30 April: The American TV show Friends is one of those sitcoms that is loved by many generations. Now a spin-off parody is coming to Cork city! Travelling all the way from Broadway and Las Vegas, Robert C Kelly and production company Theatre Mogul will put on a show following Ross, Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, Joey and Rachel though their everyday lives.
There will be lots of laughter, singing and dancing, scenes we know from the original show and adaptations. Ultimately, it will be entertainment aplenty. See www.everymancork.com for more information.
Fashion at the Muckross Park
28 April: Curious what Irish fashion designers have come up with for the new season? Want some fashion inspiration or simply to have some fun and escape into the world of high fashion? The Fashion at the Muckross Park show, Co Kerry, produced by Upfront Model Management, might just be the event for you. Top Irish designers will feature their new collections on the evening which will take place at the Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney.
The evening will start with “live from the red carpet arrivals” at 7pm, followed by a prosecco and canapés reception. At 8pm, guests will be seated for the main show and MC Emily O’Donoghue, a fashion blogger, will make sure that everyone is entertained.
There will also be live musical entertainment and another highlight is a prize for the Most Stylish Guest on the evening.
See www.upfrontmodelmanagement.com for further information.
Connemara Mountain Walking Festival
30 April-1 May: Why not end April on a high (mountain)? The Connemara Mountain Walking Festival is back in all its glory with the goal to allow participants to experience their local community as well as immerse themselves in the landscape. The festival centres around Leenane Village, giving you the unique combination of mountains and views of the sea. The event caters to all levels of ability and each day there is a choice of at least three walks from low level to strenuous. All walks are guided by trained mountain leaders and local farmers will also be joining some of the walks and sharing their knowledge of the land.
For more information, see www.connemaramountainwalkingfestival.com.