Laois - Mountmellick

Mountmellick Museum

Weaving Textiles and Poetry - A Mixed Media Night of Words, Threads and Song


For Culture Night, and in celebration of “Poetry Town”, Yarnbombing Mountmellick  have joined forces with Mountmellick Embroidery and Heritage Museum to celebrate the heritage of textiles in Mountmellick in a specially created film to include new pieces by both groups. Town Laureate, Arthur Broomfield, will read his specially commissioned piece celebrating the rich textile heritage and history of Mountmellick.  Poets Declan Furlong and Sharon McEvoy will share their work. Ger Phillips will contribute to the night with an acoustic version of  his new song. Weaving  song and the spoken word, together with the creative expression of textiles craft, this film will act as a homage to the history of the town.  Mountmellick photographer Kevin Byrne will unveil 6 photographs from his collection that will reflect the poignancy of the industrial decline in Mountmellick. Kate Deegan’s mural in the museum depicting the floral designs of Mountmellick Embroidery and the opening line of poet Ann Egan’s “The Sewing Girl To Her Mother- i.m. of Mrs Eileen O’Connor”,  will be unveiled, as Ann recites the poem in full.  All tangible pieces will will go on permanent display in the museum.

Time: 3pm - 12pm

Genres: Arts and Crafts / Craft / Design / Film / Heritage / Live Demo / Music / Photography / Poetry / Spoken Word / Talk / Visuals

Features: Family friendly

Address: Irishtown, Mountmellick


Phone: 057 8624525

No Booking Required

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