Engage - Arts Festival Bandon

For some reason I completely missed that this was coming. Thanks to Mary Wedel for letting me know. From Fri 26th to Sun 28th September, we’re having an Arts Festival in Bandon. Things were actually kicked off on Thursday with the CruX Dance Company in the Town Hall. There will also be an exhibition of local artists in the Miriam Bailey Gallery from Wed 24th.

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The line-up next weekend is below. I’m genuinely blown away by all of the events they have arranged. It reminds me very strongly of growing up in Kilkenny with the Arts Festival every year with the added bonus of lots of kid-friendly stuff too.

FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

  • 10AM -5PM LOCAL ARTIST’S ART MARKET FACTORY LANE / FUCSHIA FRAMING
  • 11AM -6PM LOCAL ARTIST EXHIBITION MIRIAM BAILEY GALLERY
  • 11.00AM CHILDREN’S READING BANDON LIBRARY WITH IAN WILD
  • 6.30PM OPENING RECEPTION TOWN HALL, ART EXHIBITION, KIT FRENCH/CATE MURPHY/LOUIS WILD, CANTILENA STRING QUARTET
  • 8.30PM BAROQUE ENSEMBLE (?20)* ST PETER’S CHURCH OF IRELAND
  • 10.00PM WENDY MARLATT - DAVIDA, HERON COURT, TRIBAL BELLY DANCE
  • 11.00PM LATE NIGHT PHILOSOPHY CURTIN’S, ALLEN SQUARE

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

  • 10AM -5PM LOCAL ARTIST’S ART MARKET FACTORY LANE / FUCSHIA FRAMING
  • 11AM -5PM CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP WEIR ST. ARTISTS’ STUDIO ART (?5 PER 1 HR SESSION), GLYNNIS TRINDER, ELLEN MCGALEY, DERIDRE GILLESPIE
  • 11AM -6PM ART EXHIBITION - BANDON ARTISTS MIRIAM BAILEY GALLERY
  • 11AM -5PM ADULT WORKSHOP MOSAIC (DAY 1) WEIR ST. ARTISTS’ STUDIO, JULIE TYRRELL (?150 FOR 2 DAYS)
  • 11AM -1PM ADULT WORKSHOP (?10) WCPHC, WEIR ST. CREATIVE WRITING, ADAM WYETH
  • 11AM -5PM CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS HOWARD COURT
  • 11AM -1PM MELISSA BAKER -STORYTELLER OLD MARKET SQUARE (BARREL-TOP CARAVAN)
  • 1PM -3PM TXUTXUKAN - FRENCH GYPSY BAND TOWN CENTRE, AKASHA DANCE TROUPE, MISCELLANEOUS STREET EVENTS
  • 2PM -4PM CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP(?7) MUNSTER ARMS HOTEL, DRAMA / PAULA MCGLINCHEY
  • 3PM -4PM CLONAKILTY BRASS BAND RIVERVIEW SHOPPING CENTRE
  • 5PM POETRY READING - TREVOR JOYCE BANDON BOOKS
  • 3.30PM -5PM CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP(?5) FIONNUISCE, HERON COURT, COOKERY / DEBBIE BATEMAN
  • 3.30PM -5.30PM ADULT WORKSHOP (?15) WCPHC, WEIR ST., FUSION BELLY DANCE / BELLA HANCOCK
  • 4.30PM CHILDREN’S ART COMPETITION RESULTS BANDON LIBRARY
  • 6.30PM LECTURE - JACK LYONS - THE WHO WCPHC, WEIR ST.
  • 8.00PM PATRICK GALVIN EVENING TOWN HALL, READINGS, FILM, MUSIC
  • 8.00PM LIVE MUSIC - ORANGATWANG FUNKY FISH YOUTH CAFE
  • 9.00PM MUSIC EVENT (?12.50) MUNSTER ARMS HOTEL, DJ ROCKSTEADY, LIVE MUSIC - ILYA K, AINE DUFFY

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

  • 11AM -5PM CONTEMPORARY ART HOWARD COURT
  • 11AM -6PM ART EXHIBITION MIRIAM BAILEY GALLERY
  • 10.30AM HISTORIC BANDON WALK MEET AT ST. PETER’S, CLARE MCCUTCHEON
  • 11AM -5PM ADULT WORKSHOP WEIR ST. ARTITS STUDIO, MOSAIC (DAY 2), JULIE TYRRELL (?150 FOR 2 DAYS)
  • FROM NOON JAZZ BRUNCH DAVIDA
  • 1PM -4PM ART / FILM EXHIBITION TOWN HALL, KIT FRENCH, CATE MURPHY, LOUIS WILD, ED GODSELL
  • 2.30PM PUPPET THEATRE HOWARD COURT
  • 4.00PM FESTIVAL FINALE - (?12.50)*GRAMMAR SCHOOL HALL, THE MOVE TRANS-THEATRE COMPANY**
  • 8.30PM LIVE MUSIC - (?12.50) MUNSTER ARMS HOTEL, LERNER, KARMA PARKING

Conor O'Neill

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Bandon, Cork, Ireland http://conoroneill.com