The Manorhamilton, North Leitrim 2021 Culture Night will bring together exhibitions, public demo’s, open studios; live events, music and local food in an evening that celebrates some of the diverse art-forms practiced across the County and the North West. Organised by Leitrim Sculpture Centre (LSC) in collaboration with the Glens Centre and the Fulacht Fiadh Café, based at Manorhamilton Castle, the line-up provides for a fun and entertaining evening for all and includes:
Poetry and Music at the Castle: Filíocht agus Ceol ag an gCaisleán. Á gcur i láthair ag Splódar (1-2pm).
Exhibitions: Residency artists Gail Mahon and Aengus Friel, perform their ongoing sound and visual arts collaboration, entitled Matterflow 00-SNS. In the gallery Christine Mackey presents The Long Field: an exhibition of her research residency exploring the hedgerows of North Leitrim, both at LSC Factory, New Line, (3-6.00pm)
The Glens Centre offers a unique theatrical opportunity for youngsters to feature on camera with The Blacksod Bay 1866 Co award-winning actors Fidelma Doherty and Keith McDonnell. Videographer and photojournalist, Fergus Sweeney, (RTE, TG4, Sky,ITV) is the director who will work with 6-10 year olds exploring pre-recorded stories with the children’s parts filmed on the day and then edited in. Each participant will then get a copy for posterity. The Glens Centre (2-5pm) Must be pre-booked see www.theglenscentre.com.
Community projects at the Sculpture Centre include, What Gives Me Joy a collaborative video project by the Manorhamilton 24/7 Carers’ Group with artist Róisín Loughrey, LSC Community Pop Up Shop, Main St. (2-5pm) and Discovering the Art of Ceramics, works by members of the North Leitrim Women’s Centre made during workshops with Bairbre Kennedy and Andy Roche, LSC Factory, (3-6pm).
Technical demonstrations and participation include Gaelic stone letter-cutting, jewellery, ceramics, metal casting, printmaking and a display of natural-fibre sculpture by artist Anna Macleod. LSC Factory and Sheehan’s Print Studio, Main Street (3pm – 5pm)
Local food cooked in a middle eastern style is served free of charge in the gardens of the Fulacht Fiadh Café at the castle (open to all). This will be accompanied by music from Wildfire, an americana-folk trio, courtesy of the Glens, both from 6.00pm onwards.
Psychedelic rock band TUATH from Donegal will complete the days celebration from 8pm against the atmospheric backdrop of the Castle Grounds. Commissioned by Leitrim Sculpture Centre this event must be pre-booked as numbers are limited. See https://www.facebook.com/fulachtfiadhcafe/ & check out Fulacht Fiadh Cafe events page for Culture Night tickets.
For updates see www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie . Refreshments are available from 6.30pm in the Castle Gardens.
Time: 3pm - 9:30pm
Genres: Film / Poetry / Theatre / Visual Art
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible