Dare to DIY!

Interiors and DIY fans should make a beeline for these hot tickets this weekend?

Absolut Galway
The?Galway International Arts Festival kicked off on Monday with an array of cool artsy happenings. But our favourite cultural events are the ones where you make stuff, of course. Don't miss the festival's?Absolut DIY events, where the Paint, Print & Illustrate with the Professionals workshops bring art and design onto the streets of Galway, and offer eager art-lovers a chance to create alongside renowned artists.

What: Absolut DIY ILLUSTRATE with Fuchsia MacAree. Upcycling and illustration workshop

When: Thursday, July 17, 6pm

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Where: The Blue Note

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What: Absolut DIY PRINT with Gav Beattie and Damn Fine Print. Screen-printing and image-making workshop

When: Friday, July 18, 6pm

Where: Electric Garden & Theatre

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What: Absolut DIY PAINT & STENCIL with ADW. Street art stencil workshop

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When: Saturday, July 19, 6pm

Where: O'Connell's Bar

Tickets are available through eventbrite.ie and facebook.ie/absolut.ireland. Complimentary food and Absolut cocktails included.

Inspirational Wicklow
For a more subdued but equally inspirational experience, head to Wicklow for a masterclass in home d?cor and styling from interior stylist?Niamh McGowan. You'll also get advice on colour schemes, selecting furniture and accessories, and even tips on starting your own art collection - all in one day.

What: Bringing Style Into Your Home masterclass

When: Friday July 18, Saturday July 19, 11am - 4pm

Where: Wicklow Town

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Price includes a tasty lunch with fizz. To book your place, email [email protected].

Go create!

Feeling inspired? Now go become a master mood-board maker!

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