Friday, 7 October 2011

Allingham Arts Festival

The Allingham Arts  weekend has been a feature of the cultural calendar in Ballyshannon since the 1970s. This year the festival is on the weekend of the 4th 5th and 6th November to celebrate the legacy of the poet William Allingham and his wife the artist Helen ( Patterson ) Allingham.  Short story and poetry readings ,song, music and Art  will all combine to  make for a hugely enjoyable weekend.  Art displays and exhibitions, photography exhibitions , Writing and Art workshops  will all be featured . This year a culinary arts section will be added to the list of attrractiuons on the Saturday and a Craft fair will be part of the scene on the Sunday.

Events include:

Saturday 5th

Childrens Poetry workshop hosted by Denise Blake
Tir Hugh Centre
Adult Poetry Workshop hosted by Celine Mc Glynn
Dorrians Hotel
Tirhugh Centre

Writers Workshop with Catherine Dunne
Dorrians  Hotel
Childrens Creative Writing Workshop with Celine Mc Glynn. Tír Hugh
Allingham  “50 year” Miscellany
Drama presentation by Drama Group
Celebrating the History of 50 years of Drama in the town. Presentation of Adult Writers Awards
“Come All ye” Dicel Reillys

Sunday 6th

Ballytour +Winners readings
A Mixture of Music and Song +Drama and Readings in a relaxed and informal setting

Dermot Healy Documentary
Abbey Centre+ Talk

I tell you, Dermot Healy's really getting around these last few months.

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