Last Friday was probably our busiest Social yet. Welsh artist and activist Tracey Moberly gave an hour-long talk about her career and experiences thus far, inspiring the audience with footage and photographs from her often tongue-in-cheek campaigns (for example, she's raced barbie cars outside the Saudi embassy in London to protest the Saudi women's driving ban). She's currently training for an expedition to the Pole of Inaccessibility (!) in the Arctic. It was brilliant to get the opportunity to meet Tracey, and for a small Sligo crowd to hear about her experiences.
After Tracey's talk, new film-and-discussion group Hidden Channel launched in The Model's Education Room with their first screening, Ladislas Starevich's 'Fétiche Mascot' (Duffy the Mascot, 1934), a Russian stop-motion masterpiece about a little marionette puppy that comes alive. (It was surprisingly un-creepy.) As ever, The Model Café served up plenty of tasty food options throughout the evening and the folks at Vinyl Culture kept the music going.