St Patrick’s Day WIN!

I am very pleased to announce that Signal Arts has won an award for the St Patrick’s Day 2018 parade in our category of “Art & Entertainment”.

After many hours of hard work by the various Signal staff artists the St Patrick’s Day float was ready for assembly on the day. During a very early start the rather unassuming pieces all came together to form a whole…

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The other main ingredient for the parade was the costumes!

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We made our way up to the appointed holding area at the appointed time and then waited and waited in the shivering cold for the parade to begin.

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We were eager to begin as performing in the parade helped us to warm up again – did I mention it was cold that day? We did have loads of fun …

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The children particularly enjoyed our Viking roars and often wanted to hit our shields or roar with us!

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We really got into the spirit despite the cold (yes, it was cold) and it really helped make the day a fun experience.

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Signal Arts will be receiving its award at a ceremony in the Bray Town Hall the evening of March 27th, an award that will be proudly on display in the gallery alongside other awards Signal has collected over the years. Well done everyone!

James Hayes

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Snowmageddon

Signal Arts Centre is closed while the status red weather warning is in effect. I hope you are all safe and sound, and warmly bundled up at home.

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The wind is picking up, the temperature is dropping, and the footpaths are treacherous!

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It is picturesque none the less seeing “blankets” and “pillows” of snow around the place. I personally will be relieved when it is gone.

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A little teaser of our St Patrick’s Day float, safely stowed away on the back stage.

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Since I had walked down to Signal before we got the news of the closure,  I went ahead with my plan to put on a bisque firing for the adult ceramics class.

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I have a bit of time to work on the blog as I have to wait until the kiln gets up to temp before I put in the bung, probably by about 3pm.

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A rare sight of Bray seafront with ice and snow. Here’s looking forward to spring proper!

James Hayes – p.s. I added share on social media links and a like feature to the blog earlier in the week. In testing we had difficulty with adding comments, so that is next on the to do list. Give it a go and let us know what you think of the blog 🙂