Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kildare National Playday


Part of Kildare Culture Night & Weekend 2016:

Families can join in the FREE afternoon of fun and games in the administrative headquarters of Kildare County Council.
Jump back into 1916 with a multitude of workshops and activities: magic shows, uniforms and guns, colouring competition, nature tables, printmaking and illustration, treasure hunt, bouncy castles and much more!! Inside and outside there will be plenty of activities to choose from!
And special prizes will be awarded for the best moustache, costume and hat; so put on your 1916 clothes!

-Wheelchair accessible
- Family-friendly
- Partly Outdoor
- Weekend event

Info:
Phone: Parks Section Kildare County Council 045-980538
Website: Kildare.ie/countycouncil





Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Kildare Culture Night &Weekend 2016 Athy Community Arts centre

Kildare Culture Night &Weekend 2016



Illustrator David Butler will discuss his thought process and the steps of illustration a children’s book. Bringing an idea from an idea, script to final product. Demonstrating steps used in Shackleton –The Voyage of the James Caird, a graphic account by Collins Press. Followed by an illustration workshop using some illustration techniques. 

- Wheelchair accessible 
- Family-friendly 
- Weekend event 

Info:
Email: athyarts@gmail.com 
Phone: 087 2761156
Website: www.athycommunityartscentre.com

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Heritage week Maynooth Library

 MAYNOOTH AREA: Heritage week Free Family-friendly Event.

illustration workshop this Saturday 27th in the Maynooth library from 2:30 pm
Join Illustrator David Butler and Learn the process behind the book
from The Collins Press and take part in an illustration workshop. 


Artist notebook

 artist Portfolio and comic pitch



 Cover illustration process






 illustration workshop using animation construction techniques.





 Shackleton quick sketch





Pictures courtesy of Paul Sheridan ledpencil

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Heritage week Maynooth Community Library Saturday 27th



MAYNOOTH AREA: Heritage week Free Family-friendly Event.

illustration workshop this Saturday 27th in the Maynooth library from 2:30 pm
Join Illustrator David Butler and Learn the process behind the book
from The Collins Press and take part in an illustration workshop. 
 Maynooth Community Library, Main Street, at 2:30pm.
Phone 01 6285530 or email maynoothlib@kildarecoco.ie to book.
A family event, all welcome.

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SHACKLETON STATUE in ATHY.
unveiling Tuesday, 30 August 2016 1pm
Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare.
Assembly 12.45pm; event will commence at 1pm sharp.
Special Guest The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter
of the explorer Honour Guard and Colour Party, Irish Naval Service
Refreshments: Athy Heritage Centre-Museum


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Ratcliff family in Poulsbo, Washington, United States and three generations of descendants of John Vincent.

We are all thrilled with the book. The Ratcliff family in Poulsbo, Washington, United States 
and three generations of descendants of John Vincent.

Anna, great (granddaughter), Maria (wife of Robert), Robert (grandson), Dawn Vincent Ratcliff (daughter of John Vincent) and Julia (great granddaughter).





John William Vincent (1879 - 1941)

http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/biography/vincent_john.php

http://www.enduranceobituaries.co.uk/vincent.htm


It's a special day for Dawn as she got to see the James Caird, the boat her father and five other men, including Ernest Shackleton, sailed on to be rescued.