Body Tuning For health and relaxation with Simon Thomas

Body Tuning

For health and relaxation

with Simon Thomas

The next class will be starting on Tuesday, 3rd of March 2015 at 7.30 pm

Body tuning is an essential component of sitting and moving meditation. The practice of body tuning helps to promote relaxation and better health.

Body tuning is a combination of gentle moving exercises and sitting meditations taken from the Chinese Medical Qigong and Chinese Buddhist Schools.

In this course participants will learn:

  • How to harmonise the breath for relaxation.
  • How to use the breath to relax the body.
  • How to use the body to relax the mind.
  • How to use the mind to visualise and experience relaxation

This 4 week course is open to all people of all faiths or believes the cost for the course is €40

to book a place please contact Simon on 083 1102686.

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The North Clare Historical Society Lecture

The North Clare Historical Society will host its February lecture entitled:
‘Construction materials and techniques in the traditional buildings of North Clare
 by Dr. Fidelma Mullane

Monday, February 23rd,  8 pm,  at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.

NCHS image FEB 2015

Dr. Fidelma Mullane is a graduate of NUI Galway where she completed a Master’s Degree in Geography on the topic of vernacular architecture. She trained as a Planner at the University of Paris, where she was also awarded a doctorate for her research on Irish traditional building practices. With over twenty years experience in the heritage sector, both as an expert adviser and vernacular architecture specialist, she currently works on heritage research and conservation projects, as well as publishing and lecturing widely on the topic. She is currently a member of the Board of the Heritage Council of Ireland. Fidelma Mullane specializes in the study and conservation of vernacular buildings.

In the 1980’s, Fidelma did a study of the traditional building practices in North and West Clare. Her talk will concentrate on this study, and she will also consider the state of local buildings and their importance in North Clare today.

                            Time: 8pm    Admission:  €5    All are welcome

French Cultural Evening

      “Les Amants du Pont-Neuf”
(The Lovers on the Bridge)
Tuesday, February 17th  @ 8 pm
Alex, who’s homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who’s losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris’s Pont-Neuf bridge.

‘Speak a little French, drink a little wine and enjoy a good film’

Admission €3

‘Compostela-Field of Stars’

                                                     ‘Compostela-Field of Stars’

                                            Mixed media works by Marianne Slevin
               The Courthouse Gallery Red Couch Space from February 13 to March 12
                                             Opening: Friday February 13 at 8pm.

Marianne Slevin

Marianne’s work features improvisations and explorations of chance in ink and oil paint on various surfaces. They are mainly 2 dimensional drawings, but some found and everyday objects are turned into art objects with her use of ink. The drawings are experimental and made using a combination of chance, intuition and feeling. In some cases Marianne uses the elements such as the wind or a leak in the kitchen window to create the drawings. Other times, she devises games of chance, rolling object that hold meaning for her, like a fortune teller, and drawing around them to reveal a visual map. She often works in ways where she has physically very little control, and the environment she is in, her own body and intuition have a chance to play, rather than the decisions being made only using her head. As the philosopher Alan Watts said, “getting out of one’s own way”.

Imirt Le Do Thoil! (Play Please!)


Imirt Le Do Thoil! (Play Please!)

Nicole Tilley

A multi-disciplinary exhibition by Amanda Jane Graham,Myra Jago and Nicole Tilley. 

                                         Exhibition runs from FEB 13 – MARCH 12 

                                             Opening: Friday February 13 at 8pm

Amanda Jane Graham

Imirt Le Do Thoil (Play Please) is a group exhibition by artists Amanda Jane Graham, Myra Jago and Nicole Tilley, exploring through print, drawing, painting and sculpture recent dramatic shifts within contemporary society and the resultant extreme impact upon childhood experience. The exhibition draws focus on how we, as a society, are witness to the changing physical, emotional, psychological and social development of children and home. Ostensibly an Irish consequence of the Celtic Tiger and its many dreadful planning decisions, we now endure treacherous environments and neighbourhoods to the detriment of much-loved childhood hangouts. Furthermore, challenging the unending upside of new technology, one can’t help but note that it comes at the cost of carefree childhood play. Imirt Le Do Thoil, through the work of these three artists, is purposely low-tech and playful as it examines and highlights the traditions and freedoms of childhood and childhood environments. This exhibition is mischievous, engaging and thought provoking, with the capacity to instigate collective experience and communal concern.

myra jago