Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Kilmainham Arts Festival

Weekend of August 25th & 26th 2012

The festival, now in its third year, once again promises to be a fun and interesting combination of attractions.  Activities take place both indoors and outdoors in the Kilmainham area and include venues such as IMMA, the Hilton Kilmainham and the Patriots Inn.  With an eclectic array of workshops, activities and performances for all the family, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.
A long list of nationally and internationally renowned performers will be making their way to Kilmainham and the best thing about it is – the majority of the events are free!

There are lots of things planned, see here for the calendar http://festival.kilmainhamartsclub.com/events/calendar.php#

Saturday, August 25, 2012 At 12:00
 Release your Inner Celt
Get to grips with a sword and find your inner celtic warrior. Sword fighting workshop with swordsman and H.E.M.A. practitioner Adam Duggan. In this 90-minute workshop you will learn basic longsword drills and techniques from original medieval fight manuals, including footwork, stances, strikes and sparring combinations.
Both sexes welcome, over 16s only.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 At 14:00
For your Inner Diva
Burlesque - ever wondered what the fuss is all about? Have a good giggle with Azaria Starfire as she goes back to basics and reveals all the tricks for a glorious glove peel. No experience necessary, 16s and up welcome, good humour essential!
Saturday, August 25, 2012 At 19:00
Star Stories - a delightful two hour storytelling and music event hosted by Mrs Nellie Murphy who hails from The Coombe, Dublin. A mother, a storyteller a streetseller; she has performed internationally from Burlesque to Bigstage to Bingo to critical acclaim.
Mrs. Nellie Murphy is equal parts comedy, pathos, joy, erotica and train wreck!
Also includes performance by the internationally acclaimed Burlesque star, Ms. Azaria Starfire.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 At 14:00
Patriots Inn
This event in honour of the poet Francis Ledwidge includes a screening of a documentary of his life, followed by poetry readings.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 At 14:00
Haiku poetry composition stroll or Ginko followed by a Haiku Workshop in association with Haiku Ireland.
No experience of writing haiku is required to go on the ginko.
What to bring: pen, paper and a raincoat!!
Age: Over 6s welcome
Ginko leader Maeve O’Sullivan's poetry and haiku is widely published. She is a founder member of Haiku Ireland. Maeve's first collection of haiku, Initial Response, was launched in 2011 by Alba Publishing.
Sunday, August 26, 2012 At 19:00
Hilton Hotel
"Someone who'll watch over me" by Frank McGuinness is the story of three very different men kidnapped and forced to live together in a tiny cell in Lebanon, 1986.
It's a powerful play based on true events, it will make you laugh and cry as the men try to combat isolation and boredom with the only tools they have, their imaginations.

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