SKIBBEREEN is set to be transformed into a 19th Century town July 24th as part of a host of local events that will be celebrating the life of Irish Patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. The event will begin at 7pm and to truly create the 1800s aesthetic and atmosphere, a torchlit parade will take place, with all participants to be dressed in 1800s attire.
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THE Skibbereen Arts Festival is set to take its festivals goers down a historical path and show them the calibre of the beauty that lies in the town. Skibbereen’s own River Day will be held on Wednesday 30th July. The River Day will be held in celebration of one of Skibbereen’s dearest treasures, the Ilen River.
??IN a single day, drama enthusiasts will get a chance to sample all that is great about West Cork theatre. On Tuesday 29th July, the Skibbereen Arts Festival is presenting a selection of performances at four landmark locations in ‘4 Plays in a Day’.
Mick Flannery and Martin Stephenson will be among the artists and musicians set to perform at this year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival. Cork singer songwriter Mick Flannery, who has just released his fourth album, will perform his best known songs in the acoustic surrounds of Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen, on Saturday August 2nd.
A NIGHT of traditional Irish song and dance is set to bring Skibbereen alive, with a Sean Nós session on Friday 1st August at 9pm. The session will be part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival which is holding events in a variety of locations around the town from the July 25th to August 2nd.
MENTAL health is a subject that has traditionally been brushed under the carpet. This makes it an issue that is stigmatised and not spoken about. This year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival wants to smash that stigma with programme of events and talks enabling openness and inclusivity whilst celebrating difference.
The Circle Group, Anne Crossey, John Simpson, Ian Humphreys and Monica Boyle will be held in Skibbereen as part of the opening trail for the Skibbereen Arts Festival. The exhibition opening and reception is at 7pm on Friday, July 25th with Peter Murray, Director at the Crawford Gallery, Cork at 44 Bridge Street, Skibbereen. The Exhibition runs from Friday 25th July until Monday 4th August.
For Skibbereen Arts Festival McCarthy will premiere his new work entitled The Dead C Scrolls on Thursday 1 August at 5pm at West Cork Arts Centre. This is a live installation piece comprising collage, found text and visuals. There are five scrolls in total, each approximately six feet in length from which the musicians/sound artists will perform the sound work.
SKIBBEREEN will be a hive of activity over the coming week as the fifth Skibbereen Arts Festival brings all kinds of wonderful and unusual attractions to the bustling West Cork town. This year there is an excellent programme of events with many world-class national and international acts coming to town.
THE the Arts Council is providing €2.1 million in support to more than 40 festivals scheduled to take place all over Ireland this summer and early autumn including several in West Cork. In total an allocation of €262,500 has been made towards festivals in West Cork that will allow these festivals to take place, while ensuring that the arts are promoted in local communities.
by Perry O’Donovan A UNIQUE exhibition running as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival has proved to be a major draw for festival-goers generating excellent word-of-mouth approval. The Museum of Miniature curated by Tess Leak of Baltimore and Marie Brett of Bantry at 4 North Street in Skibb features work by hundreds of artists form around the world from a multitude of disciplines and backgrounds.
WEST Cork Crafts at 61 Townsend Street in Skibb will be hosting a number of special events for the Skibbereen Arts Festival.
HOLLYWOOD star Cillian Murphy is set to join DJ Donal Dineen and guitarist Niwel Tsumbu as a “special guest” at a one-off concert at Connolly’s of Leap as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival.
SKIBB will be the place to be in West Cork later this month as the town hosts two major festivals. The festivities kick off with the Skibbereen Arts Festival which this year runs from July 23rd to August 4th featuring an action-packed Children’s Festival, concerts, theatre, poetry, art exhibitions, film screenings, comedy, workshops as well as free outdoor/lunchtime events in various locations around Skibbereen.
THE Skibbereen Arts Festival is looking for your old movie footage. During the 2010 Festival a great night of archive film screenings was held in the Town Hall.