Craft Fusion will bring a special afternoon of events to Leitrim Design House on June 30.
This is a fantastic FREE family event on the last day of Carrick-on-Shannon Water Music Festival, hosted by The Leitrim Design House on Sunday June 30th from 12.30-4pm.
Craft Fusion is a Multi-cultural Craft & Music Family Fun Event, a special afternoon of interactive craft demos, meet the maker events, music and fun. Become connected through craft and share the experience of other cultures.
Eighteen artists from County Leitrim and Northern Ireland representing Africa, Armenia, China, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Lithuania and Poland will provide a gala afternoon of culture and fun will showcase their talents.
The Leitrim Design House together with ArtsEkta Northern Ireland’s Leading MINORITY Ethnic Arts organization brings you an afternoon of arts, culture and entertainment.
EXPLORE the Craft Trail from the Festival Marquee to the Dock Plaza via Carrick-on-Shannon Town Park.
EXPERIENCE Pottery, Weaving, Basket-making, Felt-making, Rope-making, Wood-turning, Jewellery, Millinery & Badge-making for kids, Henna Hand Painting, Chinese Arts activities and Rangoli Art.
ENJOY Bollywood & Chinese Dance, African, Irish & Indian drumming.
All activities are FREE. Using the framework of the Carrick 400 Celebrations as a platform to promote greater understanding and awareness, the Carrick Creates 400 project run by the Leitrim Design House will create opportunities for more social interaction and participation between minority and marginalised groups.
The project is funded by the County Leitrim Peace 111 Partnership through the European Union European Regional Development Fund which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
Leitrim Design House is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the development and success of designer/makers and artists working in the creative sector.
They promote the excellence of modern Irish craftsmanship through exhibitions of contemporary jewellery, ceramics, glass, applied art, textiles and limited edition prints, paintings sculpture and contemporary fashion.
They also provide the opportunity for members of the public to become involved in craft and design through workshops, events and commissions.
The Leitrim Design House is considered one of the landmark tourist attractions in County Leitrim and attracts substantial visitor numbers into Carrick-on-Shannon.
The Crafts Council of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland have joined forces to help holidaymakers find the best studio experiences in Ireland. Leitrim Design House are open to visitors on a full-time basis or craft galleries and retail spaces offering visitors the opportunity to meet or interact with the maker.
For more information contact the Leitrim Design House on (071) 9650550, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie or like www.facebook.com/TheLeitrimDesignHouse