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What’s On in the Arts / Dec 2018 and Jan 2019 Crawford Gallery in Cork looks to its own as it celebrates the work of six contemporary local artists excelling in craft. The recent exhibition, Made in Cork: the Arts and Crafts Movement from the 1880s to the 1920s examined the Arts and Craft movement and its influence in Ireland.  Building on that knowledge, Earth, Wind, and Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary picks up on the theme. The new exhibition will demonstrate the nature and extent of the stimulating, exhilarating, and exciting work that is being made by Cork based artists in the…

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Marking Threshold’s 40th year, Chief Executive, John-Mark McCafferty, explores the fundamental meanings of home  I find it impossible to capture in words the terrifying and crushing feeling when someone receives a phone call, a letter or a legal document that tells them they are on the brink of losing their home. Can you imagine it? In that moment, most of the certainties in your life fall away. Our home provides lifesaving shelter, warmth and protection, but it is also the foundation for the rest of our lives too, for our children and families. It gives everything else meaning.  A home,…

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The hugely popular 50 Plus Expo, the Coast’s lifestyle event for its older people, is back at the four-star IPV Palace Hotel and Spa next to  Fuengirola Castle on the weekend of Saturday – November 17th and Sunday 18th. The event runs from 2pm until 7pm daily and is free admission So if you are in the area at that time why not come along! It’s ‘business as usual’ for the  free-admission show, which will include many of the features which have made this unique event so successful over the last decade as well as a number of new attractions.…

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Mairead Robinson extols the merits of taking a cookery class – at any age. Over the past few years there has been a huge increase in the number of cookery programmes on television – from celebrity chefs sharing their secrets to amateurs battling it out against the clock.  The Great British Bake-Off and Come Dine With Me are just two such programmes that are now replicated all over the world in several different languages.  And it seems that we are not all ‘arm-chair’ cooks ourselves, as cookery schools have been popping up all over the country and people of all…

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50 PLUS SHOW, IPV HOTEL, FUENGIROLA, SATURDAY 17TH AND SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER The lifestyle show for the Coast’s young-at-heart ex-pats and natives Great mix of exhibitors for lifestyle expo at IVP Hotel, Fuengirola With just under a month to go, the 50 Plus Expo, the lifestyle event for the Coast’s retired ex-pats and natives is shaping into a great ‘must visit’ event with an attractive mix of exhibitors from all sectors. At this stage, 75 per cent of the stands have been booked, with many companies taking more than one unit. Many of these companies have supported the event from…

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Jim Kirwan has joined forces with Pat Falvey and is the newly appointed Director of the Forever Young Club. He’s a lifestyle and wellbeing coach, an international speaker and a bestselling author, in the age and fitness category on Amazon. His book, The eXercise Factor, shows you how to “Ease into the best shape of your life, regardless of your age, weight or current fitness level.” Jim is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has many years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive. At 63 years of age, he has walked the talk of…

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The Arts continues to engage our imaginations as the nights draw in and the cold mornings induce shivers. Painter Mary Swanzy had a remarkable life, that saw her leave Ireland to travel widely including sailing to Hawaii and Samoa in the 1920s.  Despite her obvious skill and talent, she herself was very conscious that her gender impacted negatively on her career.  After the War of Independence when her cousin was killed by the IRA, she lived in London in a self-imposed exile.  The IMMA exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with her extraordinary achievements and reinstate her as a…

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You might recall how, at some stage over the past 50 odd years, you took a journey with Michael Palin. Arguably, the journey has never really stopped. From Pole To Pole, around the New Europe, across the great oceans and up to the Himalayas, he’s been there, and before all that there was the small matter of Monty Python and the holy grail and The Life of Brian and God knows what else. He’s been a fixture in our lives, and a welcome one. As he says himself: ‘I’ve been incredibly lucky.’ Michael’s seemingly endless travels bring him back to…

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Have you ever thought about starting your own business but are unsure about where to start and how to do it? Or maybe you’re feeling bored and are looking for a new venture? Well, if you have an interest in the property market and have great customer service or people skills, it may interest you to become a property franchise partner with BeckettHanlon. Do I need any experience? There is no experience needed, although you would need to have a keen interest in property and be ambitious and motivated, with a passion for personal success. You must be great with…

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It’s autumn – time to think of cardigans and thick tights. In arts terms, it’s theatre time with Dublin Fringe Festival planning a city wide take over. In a strong and eclectic programme there is genuinely something for everyone. Among the myriad options are:  A Holy Show by Janet Moran and presented by Mermaid Arts Centre,  a new comedy about the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know the third secret of Fátima ; Shame by Pom Boyd…

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