For those looking for a weekend away, this would be one of the best options around. In the beautiful setting of Kinsale, there is another one of those little arts festivals that is punching about its weight. Some lovely events on over the next week, including Wheelchair on my face and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. among many others.
Festival highlights include:
- Music from the Irish Chamber Orchestra led by Riverdance star Colin Dunne’s feet, a new international collaboration from Donal Lunny and an all new contemporary music programme featuring a headline date with rising contemporary stars contemporary-trad Daithi and DJ Kormac
- A series of theatre shows from some of the most respected Irish companies working today including Fishamble’s The Wheelchair on My Face and Anton Chekov’s The Bear, directed by Donal Gallagher.
- White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour featuring high profile actors Sinead Cusack and Fionnuala Flanaghan. If you’re not familiar with it, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit has seen a whole range of actors and performers (from Juliet Stephenson and Tamsin Greig to Stephen Rea and, most recently Ken Loach) take a leap of faith performing from a script they have never seen before.
- Family Green Day: A whole day of free street entertainment and Sounds of the Square for all the family, including an exhibition and talks by Kinsale Transition Town
- The Gathering: Come Home for Your Tea Day (Sunday 7th) Free family entertainment and activities, including a street tea party involving all of Kinsale’s coffee shops and bakeries, a CHFYT video vox pop where we record visitors impressions, a molecular food workshop with Martin Shanahan and Prof. Alan Kelly and a Bake Off competition judged by Rachel Allen.
- Now Wakes the Sea Exhibition – 9 selected artists to exhibit and winner will be announced on the opening day of the exhibition (July 6th)