Friday 20 September
6.00 pm to 9.40 pm
All events are free as part of National Culture Night
6.00 pm Gallery Tour of The Past Is A Foreign Country
This exhibition by Anita Groener addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time–the refugee crises–and our response to it. What is it to be human today? Through drawings, large scale installations, film, and animations Anita Groener explores the tissue of trauma and loss rooted in this question
6:40 pm An outdoor, immersive, audio visual and sound installation, located on the Caol Stream, with an introduction from creator and current Artist in Residence David Bickey,
7.00 pm Live music from composer and violinist Justin Grounds and artist and cellist Tess Leak in the courtyard with The Coffee Shop (serving pizza).
Playing music from diverse range of community projects including pieces from their Barefoot Baroque tour and a poem by Arts for Health participants called Reading the Sky. Arts for Health composer and violinist Justin Grounds has collaborated with Arts for Health artist and cellist Tess Leak on a wide variety of projects since The Vespertine Quintet, of which they are both members, was founded in 2014. Collaborations include Reading in Public Places with poet Joe Horgan and Up to the Elbow with choreographer Helga Deasy. As part of the West Cork Arts for Health Programme, they recently worked together on the cross art-form performance Stories from the Well-Field with a group of residents in Bantry General Hospital and puppeteer Eoin Lynch.
9.00 pm CIRCUS, a spectacular dance performance by Tara Brandel
Skibbereen Town Hall
Free but booking essential on: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/circus-tickets-64727537808