Lie-ins... I have always wanted to be an early riser though!
Yes, I work at the Glucksman most weekends! There is a great family workshop on Sundays called Family Sunday which I sometimes lead. This is a free hour of art and craft geared toward the whole family, catering for children of all ages.
We usually take some inspiration from the artists in our current exhibition, or if there has been anything exciting happening during the week we use that for our inspiration on the day, such as the Winter Olympics or World Book Day. It’s a great way for the whole family to get creative together!
Weekends are also a good chance for me to plan any school workshops I have coming up the following week. At the moment we have children coming to the Glucksman through school and community groups to take part in making artworks for the upcoming exhibition Monsters in the Museum. Almost 1,000 children will have made collaborative works inspired by the monsters from their favourite books for this exhibition! It promises to be a great and exciting weekend and I can’t wait to see all the artworks hanging together. The Monsters in the Museum exhibition will run from March 15 to 18.
If time were also no object there are many places all around the world that I would like to visit! But seeing as a weekend is not lot of time to travel too far, I think I would go to Rome to soak up some of the history and to eat pizza, pasta and drink some wine! My boyfriend Martin is an appreciator of very good pizza so I would bring him along.
I usually take a drive to Kinsale and do the short walk around James Fort and dip my feet in the sea whenever I need to clear the cobwebs.
Yea I like to meet friends for a coffee or a drink at some point over the weekend. I’m not originally from Cork so if I have the whole weekend off I travel home to Clonmel to visit my family and spend a few days there.
My hobbies are all pretty low key. I enjoy reading and sketching when I have a little downtime. I try to run whenever I can too but in this cold weather the couch and a good book have been winning that battle!
Be entertained! Though if I am cooking for someone I make a pretty good veggie lasagna.
For a coffee I love Union Grind (who are making amazing mochas and hot chocolates inside Easter eggs at the moment so well worth a visit!), Soma or the Bookshelf. All great coffee and friendly welcoming staff!
Well the Glucksman is closed on Mondays, so for me Sunday night is usually spent relaxing, with friends or maybe at the cinema!
On Mondays I get to sleep in!
ABOUT FAMILY SUNDAYS
The Glucksman is open from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday, with family Sunday running from 3pm to 4pm in the River Room. There is no charge to participate, and also no need to book in advance. They do suggest that people arrive five minutes ahead of time to avoid disappointment as sometimes they can fill up fast! They are always led by one of the Glucksman’s facilitators and have a different theme with different activities each week! All of the materials are supplied by the Glucksman so all that you will need to bring along is your imagination! This season’s last Family Sunday is March 11, when we will be taking a short break for our exhibition changeover.
The Glucksman is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm to 5pm Sunday and closed on Monday.
See www.glucksman.org/ for more