Monday, April 30, 2012

Local artist’s work on display in Lismore Heritage Centre

Lismore Heritage Centre is delighted to welcome an exhibition of artist Andrea Jameson’s paintings at the centre.

Andrea’s works will be on permanent display as part of the centre’s Craft Shop initiative with local artists and craftspeople. With the assistance of Waterford Leader Partnership, showcase cabinets have been installed in the centre’s main corridor. The cabinets allow participating artists to display their work in a public place; Lismore Heritage Centre has a foot fall of approximately 20,000 visitors per year and these cabinets will introduce visitors to local artisan crafts and art. Items from the cabinets, including the paintings, are all for sale through The Craft Shop at competitive prices.

Among Andrea’s paintings presently on display the centre are ‘Lismore Castle, Reflection’, ‘Skyline’, ‘Camilla’, 'Cabin by the River Blackwater' and ‘Marsh Marigold by the River Blackwater.

As part of the Waterford Garden Festival, 1st-13th May, Andrea Jameson will give a tutored class ‘Painting the great outdoors’ in the gardens of Tourin House on Sunday 13th May from 10am-4pm. The class costs €30 and includes a light lunch. Places for the class are limited and booking is essential. To reserve your place please call Lismore Heritage Centre on 058-54975.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Waterford Garden Festival: Beekeeping for Beginners

On Saturday 5th May as part of the Waterford Garden Festival Susie Wingfield of Salterbridge House will lead a ‘Beekeeping for Beginners’ workshop.

This is an informal workshop that will give students an overview of the lifecycle of apis mellifera, the honeybee. After a powerpoint lecture there will be an opportunity to look at beekeeping equipment and to make a frame. After refreshments we will don beekeeping suits and go to the apiary to see a working hive and inspect frames. This will be followed by a walk around the garden to see bee friendly plants. You may like to bring your beesuit, a hammer and your camera. You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the garden after the workshop.

Cost €15 Bookings: Susie Wingfield 087 2030763/ The Lismore Heritage Centre 058 54975

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kids’ Cookie Baking Workshops

Let your little cookie monsters learn to make their own treats at a Cookie Baking Workshop this Saturday.

As part of the Waterford Festival of Food, two Cookie Baking Workshops will be held in Blackwater Community School this Saturday 14th April at 10 and 11am. The hour long workshops cost €5 per person and are suitable for primary school children. All ingredients are provided and each budding baker will have a bag of delicious treats to bring home to share!

The baking workshops are kindly facilitated by Catherine Toomey and students of BCS. Tickets are available now from Lismore Heritage Centre on 058-54975.

Follow up your morning’s baking with a trip to the market- Lismore Farmers Market will hold an extended market on the 14th with stallholders setting up shop from 9am. Sonas, the junior musicians from the acclaimed Booley House show, will provide musical accompaniment against the beautiful backdrop of Castle Avenue.