Cavan Arts e-bulletin: ISSUE 19: An Artists Palette - Rianta Exhibition 2014 . Frank Pig Says Hello . Bealtaine Festival 2014 . Cavan Singers . Cornmill Theatre win RTE All Ireland Drama Award with Devils Ceili
Cavan County Council
  • An Artists Palette
  • Frank Pig Says Hello
  • Bealtaine Festival
  • Cavan Singers
  • Devils Ceili Award
Bealtaine Festival 2014

Cavan Springs to Life During Bealtaine. Bealtaine is the annual arts festival celebrating creativity in older people. Cavan County Council is delighted to announce its programme of events for the month of May.  

This year’s programme features music, art exhibitions, creative writing readings, creative activity sessions, drama, crafts, book launch, knitting and flower arranging workshops, reminiscence sessions and intergenerational workshops.
This year Cavan Arts Office, Libraries, County Museum and Social Inclusion Unit have collaborated with local arts and craft providers to bring the array of talent in County Cavan to community centres, nursing home and council buildings.  

Many of the events are free and take place in settings where older people congregate, such as day care services and nursing homes, while other events are in public venues and open to everyone.
For more info and to download full programme click here

The Devil's Ceili

Corn Mill Theatre Company from Carrigallen in County Leitrim were crowned All Ireland Drama Champions with “The Devil’s Ceili” at the gala awards ceremony in Athlone’s Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday May 10th RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival.

A big congratulations to Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern who co-wrote The Devils Ceili.

    An Artists Palette - Rianta Exhibition 2014

Rianta Art in conjunction with Taste of Cavan Festival and supported by The Arts Office, Cavan Co. Council, are sending out an open call to independent artists to submit to a Visual Arts Exhibition entitled 'An Artists Palette'
Theme:   Artists are asked to respond to a Taste of Cavan: whether this is what they know of images of the County through literature, music or song; perhaps the landscape of Cavan, famous for it's lakes and drumlins, for its unspoilt laneways and vernacular architecture; or perhaps, to what they may know of the County's history and folklore. The theme is broad but must be relevant to Cavan.
Venue: The Courthouse, Farnham St. Cavan Town

Opening date of exhibition 7th August 7.30pm.
Closing date to be 22nd August.
Further details

Frank Pig Says Hello at Cavan Town Hall following Scottish performances

Frank Pig Says Hello by Patrick McCabe, a stage version of his acclaimed novel The Butcher Boy will be performed at the Townhall, Cavan on Saturday 31 May at 8pm.
This is a harrowing yet humorous story of a young man, Francie Brady and his struggles in life. The play has been described as engrossing, haunting and provocative.
In this new, inventive production Frank Pig is played by Kim McCafferty. Kim is the first female Frank Pig. Ray Fitzsimons plays Frank senior and the 30 odd characters who travelled with Frank Pig on his journey through the play. Kim and Ray bring a highly visual and inventive style to this exciting production. The play is directed by Kieron Smith in his directorial debut. Lights and sound are by Paul Farnan, SET4Stage.

Further details

Cavan Singers Celebrating 30 Years May 14

Cavan Singers are celebrating 30 years singing together with a Concert in the Hotel Kilmore on Wednesday May 14th at 8pm. The programme includes: Handel’s Gloria, the Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah, contemporary classics from Queen and Coldplay and firm favourites including Battle Hymn of the Republic. A great night of song guaranteed. Tickets are available from Cavan Gifts at €10 or at the door.
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