LiveCraft
celebrates
Leitrim’s crafters

2/12/2013 NO REPRODUCTION FEE.The opening of the The Leitrim Design House ��Felt & Melt�"  exhibition celebrating cultural diversity in our community and showcasing work produced during Carrick Creates 400. The project developed as part of The Leitrim Design House�"s Cultural Diversity Programme  is funded by the County Leitrim Peace III Partnership through the European Regional Development fund. Kawar Allakarami and her daughter Zainato Azizi both of whom participated in the project.Photo Brian Farrell
The work of over 70 Leitrim based artists and craftspeople working in a range of different disciplines will be featured in an exciting new exhibition- Leitrim LIVECRAFT launching this week.

The work of over 70 Leitrim based artists and craftspeople working in a range of different disciplines will be featured in an exciting new exhibition- Leitrim LIVECRAFT launching this week.

This exhibition will take place in both Manorhamilton and Carrick-on-Shannon. The free exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 12th December at 5pm in Leitrim Sculpture Centre and Friday 13th December at 6pm in The Leitrim Design House.

The exhibition will tell the story of the Leitrim LiveCraft Programme, which was a Leitrim Development Company Programme, implemented by The Leitrim Design House in association with Leitrim Sculpture Centre. The LiveCraft programme allowed participants to learn new creative skills from practical and technical skills to business and marketing skills thus allowing them to develop their careers in a rural setting which in turn will enhance the wider rural economy. The programme took place over a period of 10 months with courses in ceramics, wood, glass, print making, both traditional and digital to stone, jewellery, metal fabrication, metal casting and mouldmaking in the Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton. Business development training took place in Carrick on Shannon.

Geraldine Gray, LDH and Sean O’Reilly LSC both complimented the Leitrim Development Company on their vision for the creative sector in County Leitrim.

This project received grant aid from Leitrim Development Company Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the RDP Ireland 2007-2013 and funded by the EAFRD.

For more information call 071 9650550, email: livecraft@leitrimdesignhouse.ie; visit www.leitrimlivecraft.ie