Dundalk BIDs and creative Spark, in conjunction with lead sponsors Colourtrend Ireland and Creative Ireland, are proud to announce SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival 2019
TCCM manager, Martin McElligott explains the ethos behind this new festival, taking inspiration from urban centres across the world, which have become kaleidoscopes of creativity, bringing large scale street art to public spaces: – “Dundalk like most Town Centres in Ireland has seen it’s fair share of shape shifting, some of our key building stock in most cases is occupied, but it is undeniable that time has taken its toll on many of these precious buildings. The festival is double-sided, helping us transform some of our tired buildings in the coolest way by using them as a giant artistic canvas to translate some of Dundalk’s unique history and heritage.”
Three renowned artists, James Earley, Aches and Omin have been chosen to create bold and impactful murals focusing on historical figures associated with the town. For eight days starting on Saturday 15 June they will be using Dundalk as their artistic playground, transforming our town centre forever, live in front of thousands of people.
Speaking with Sarah Daly from Creative Spark she said, “We are delighted to be involved in this festival to bring creativity to the streets of Dundalk. Creative Spark supports local artists in its centre in Muirhevnamor but really values the opportunity to work with artists in the town centre to increase the visibility of the creative talent and rich history of our area. It is also fantastic that the festival has received the support of the Creative Ireland programme for its inaugural year. This validates the quality of the artists selected and the vision and ambition of the festival promoters.”
The public will also be able to see the work in progress during the week and watch the power of art transforming our urban landscape. Book a walking tour here
On Saturday 15 June 12.00 – 4.00 pm local artist Sean McGuill,will facilitate an urban arts painting workshop at Market Square, Dundalk. Participants will each paint a 30 cm square wooden tile. These will be combined to form a large urban ‘mosaic’. Suitable for children (5 – 12) and teenagers (12 – 16).
A launch event will take place on 15 June at 7 pm in Creative Spark.
Custom Imports and Exports 12 June 2019
Date: 12 June 2019 Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm Cost: Free
Regardless of a hard or soft Customs Brexit, goods to/from the UK or transiting through the UK, will be subject to strict compliance and documentation requirements. This workshop will cover how export and import customs procedures on trade with ‘Third Countries’ apply, how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify your goods.
There is now an urgent need to prepare your company for customs with this one-day interactive workshop. These workshops are fully funded by DBEI, through Enterprise Ireland, on behalf of Local Enterprise Office Louth. Click here to book
Dundalk Skillnet Training
14 June 2019
Date: 14 June 2019 Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Cost: €139 for members/€169 for non-members
Learn the Art of Effective Written Communication. The one day Business Writing Skills course covers the core elements of writing and shows learners how to use plain, simple and jargon-free English to communicate more precisely with their target audience. Click here to book
25 June 2019
Date: 25 June 2019 Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm Cost: €119 for members/€149 for non-members
This practical and interactive workshop is designed to provide a user friendly and focused step through all aspects of employment legislation from entry through to the termination of the employment contract. Click here to book
9 July 2019
Date: 9 July 2019 Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Cost: €109 for members/€139 for non-members
The one-day Project Management course provides learners with an overview of the essential skills, tools and techniques that they need to successfully manage and participate in projects.
This course is focused on exploring the fundamental principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that will allow the learners to become more confident and competent in managing a project. Click here to book
19 July 2019
Date: 19 July 2019 Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Cost: €139 for members/€169 for non-members
During this workshop you will explore why you can’t plan effectively without applying the time management balance sheet principle. Underpinning this workshop is the need for people to move away from the outdated “to do lists” and start prioritising and scheduling their day, week and month using proven business principles. Click here to book