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Two-day workshop on filmmaking with Cork Young Filmmakers at the Skibbereen Arts Festival

This intensive practical two-day workshop is geared towards aspiring young people, aged from 13 to 21, with a strong interest in enhancing their film making skills. Young filmmakers working as a group will learn film making techniques. You will script your own drama, shoot the scenes, act, direct, crew and edit a short film under the guidance of professional filmmakers from Cork Film Centre.

Skibbereen to bring history back to life as it celebrates O’Donovan Rossa

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.

The Circle Group exhibition of paintings in Skibbereen

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.  

Danny McCarthy – The Dead C Scrolls at West Cork Arts Centre

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.

All roads lead to Skibb for Arts Festival

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.  

West Cork festivals get funding boost

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.  

Small wonders make a big impact in Skibb

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.

Skibb will be jumping as festivals get into full swing

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.