February Events

CCEN / VISUAL Environmental Film Festival

Press Release – CCEN / VISUAL Environmental Film Festival

Introducing the CCEN / VISUAL Environmental Film Festival

Carlow County Environmental Network present their first Environmental Film festival in association with VISUAL Carlow.  Running on the third Wednesday of the month these free film nights will begin with ‘Home’ on the 19th of February at 7pm.

The County Carlow Environmental Network are delighted to announce their first (and hopefully annual) Environmental Film Festival at the VISUAL Carlow.  Over the course of four evenings spread over four months the aim of the festival is to inform and empower the Carlow community to act on environmental issues which affect us all.  

Running on the third Wednesday of the month from February to May, each evening will introduce a separate theme dealing with various aspects of current environmental issues.  The films have been carefully selected for their uplifting, solution- focused, and informative stories.  We begin with ‘Home’ on the 19th of February which introduces us to our planet from the air and gives an overview of some of the issues affecting it.  On the 18th of March River Blue shows us the impact of fast fashion following river advocate Mark Angelo as he paddles around some of the most beautiful- and polluted- rivers in the world.  On the 15th of April, just in time for Spring Clean Month our film is Closing the Loop which presents solutions to our waste problems.  On our final evening, May 20th we will show two films. A Drop in the Ocean is produced by Irish aid organisation Trocaire, and gives an Irish perspective of Climate Change.  The Race is On outlines some solutions to this globally and reminds us that the power is with us to change things. 

Entrance on the evenings is free.  Films are suitable for all ages and all are welcome. 

The VISUAL Carlow is wheelchair and buggy accessible.  There will be refreshments available on the night and prizes to be won.  Expected runtime is 7-9pm each night.  If coming as a group of more that 10 please contact us so that we can make accommodations for you in the theatre. 

The CCEN is a voluntary organisation that aims to empower the communities of Carlow town and county to take action in tackling current environmental issues through simple, positive actions.  We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at An Gairdín Beo in Carlow Town at 7pm.  New members are always welcome. 
Contact us::
Facebook: @CarlowEnvironmentalNetwork
Website: ccen.ie/environmental-film-festival
Contact: info@ccen.ie

Yoga and Detox Weekend Galway

Yoga and Detox Weekend Slieve Aughty, Ireland

Slieve Aughty Yoga WeekendA new start to the year, treat yourself to a breath-taking journey to well-being
  • Daily yoga class
  • 3 day juice cleanse with mixes of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables
  • Organic lunch and dinner at The Three Towers Organic Kitchen
  • Mindfulness walks in Kylebrack Wood
  • Unconditional love from our furry farm animal therapists
  • Take time to escape, unwind and recuperate
  • 2 nights shared accommodation at The Three Towers Eco House (single supplement of €20 per night applies)

Slieve Aughty Yoga Weekend26th-28th February
To book call 090 97 45 246
Email info@slieveaughtycentre.com
www.slieveaughtycentre.com
 

Basket Weaving Workshop

Basketry at Beechdale Garden Centre, Enniscorthy

If you’ve been watching 10,000BC on Channel 5 you will be more than aware of the importance of knowing how to create your own basket for foraging and collecting food!
Barbara Kelly will be teaching a basketry workshop at Beechdale Garden Centre on Thursday February 26th 2015
Date: Thursday 26th February 2015
Time: 10.00 – 16.30
Cost: €60 – A non refundable deposit of €30 is required to secure a place.
Places are limited so booking is advised!
Incidentally, Beechdale GC are running a number of FREE events this spring for the home gardener – Check out their Facebook Events for all the latest updates.
In the meantime, for your listening pleasure I recorded their ‘Woodstock’ Apollo Windchime – It is amazing! You can buy a variey of Woodstock windchimes via their online store here >>

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