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October 2019

Find Your Form with Eileen Casey – Writing workshops

October 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - October 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square
Dublin 1, D01 E102
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€5

Begins: Tues 17 Sept Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Duration: 10 Weeks Cost: €5 per Segment (x 2 weeks) - you can book one or more segments. In association with The Irish Writers Centre  Ever felt the need to write but never knew quite where to start? Whether it’s a case of seldom putting pen to paper or frequent flirtations between imagination and form, there’s never been a better time to explore different creative energies in a convivial setting.…

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Cultural Companions New Members Event – Dublin

October 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Old Music Shop Restaurant, North Frederick St
Dublin 1, Ireland
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Are you interested in going along to more cultural events and would like to meet some like-minded people to go with? Then we’d love to see you at our Cultural Companions Welcome Event, where you can chat to existing members over a cup of tea, find out what events are planned for the coming months and see how it all works. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions in advance or to register your interest, call…

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Cultural Companions – Tool Kit Day for Local Authorities & Community Organisations

October 22, 2019
Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Ave
Dublin 9,
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If  you are working in a local authority or community organisation you may be interested in starting a Cultural Companions network in your area - and we can show you how! Cultural Companions creates local networks of like-minded people interested in arts and culture who can accompany each other to cultural events.    We bring together like-minded people that meet up regularly to go out either with one other person or as part of a small group. Its aim is…

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November 2019

The Bealtaine Gathering 2019 – Networking day for festival organisers, partners & supporters

November 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar
Dublin 2,
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The Bealtaine Gathering is a networking day which brings together Bealtaine Festival event organisers, partners and supporters.  We'll have inspirational speakers, be showcasing some great projects and giving tips and advice on running events arising from your feedback.  David Slater of Entelechy Arts and the Against the Machine Festival is our keynote speaker, which is not to be missed. The full schedule of speakers will be announced later in October. We especially hope that local Bealtaine organisers, groups and artists can come along,…

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December 2019

The Floor is Yours! Networking day for dance artists working with older people

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dance Ireland, DanceHouse, Foley St
Dublin 1, D01 YOX8
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The Floor is Yours! invites dance artists who work with older people to come together to connect, reflect and share their practice. The aim of day will be to recognise, build and strengthen the community of dance artists working with older people, scale and map the needs of this community and share some of the knowledge, tools and skills that already exist in the sector. Beyond this, our goal is to improve provision and access to dance for older people. We…

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July 2020

Spirituality Course

July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Zoom, Online event Ireland

A search for meaning. A way of living. A fountain of wonder. ‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand’. Something, for the sake of which, it is worthwhile to live on earth. ‘The laughing heart’. A sense of connection with something bigger than ourselves. Our Spirituality course is designed to invite participants to explore spirituality from the perspective of their life experience. The course takes place online with five one-hour sessions over five weeks. It runs for five…

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November 2020

Changing Gears online course – helping those aged 50+ to manage health challenges

November 23, 2020 - December 17, 2020
Zoom, Online event Ireland
FREE

We’re inviting people to take part in , an online programme designed to help people who are 50+ to manage health challenges. The programme promotes resilience in later life, facilitating participants to be more self-directive in making life style choices to optimise older age. Due to funding conditions the programme is strictly for those aged 50+ experiencing health challenges. Please note there is no charge for the programme as we have secured funding from the Sláintecare Integration Fund to deliver…

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AgeWise Workshop

November 24, 2020 - April 17, 2021
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AgeWise is a professionally facilitated workshop designed to create awareness of attitudes to ageing and older people  either in your workplace or our offices.  It is suitable for employers and people delivering services to older people. Age & Opportunity’s AgeWise workshop raises awareness of the attitudes to ageing and older people in organisations whose work affects the lives of older people. From there, it encourages action on how ageism may be reduced within organisations and workplaces. Workshops are being delivered…

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December 2020

The Floor is Yours! 2020 – Networking event for Dance Artists

December 2, 2020 - December 3, 2020
Zoom, Online event Ireland
Free

Dance Ireland and Age & Opportunity, in consultation with Dance Theatre of Ireland present the Floor is Yours!, a networking event for dance artists, companies and organisations working with older people, which aims to strengthen and provide visibility for the sector. The event offers workshops, discussions and presentations from those working in the field nationally and internationally. Schedule: Wed 2 Dec, 10am - 1pm Session 1: Health and Aging Experts in geriatric health discussing the social, physical and psychological impacts…

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March 2021

Actively Changing Gears – Course for Carers

March 24 - May 6
Zoom, Online event Ireland
Free

We’ve received funding from Sport Ireland to offer a health and wellness course to family carers – Actively Changing Gears. We are very aware of the pressures many family carers are experiencing during Covid-19 and we want to offer a six-week course designed to boost wellbeing and resilience and also increase levels of physical activity. We hope that by taking part in the course you will feel better equipped to look after yourself as well as the persons in your care. We…

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