Five Glens Arts Festival Manorhamilton August 25-28

Five Glens Arts Festival Manorhamilton August 25-28

The Five Glens Arts Festival 2016 is packed to the brim with talent, energy and creative expression as only those who live in the north west of Ireland know how to do!

This year they launch the festival in heritage fashion with The Boxty World Championships at The Bee Park, ‘The Loveliest Tree’ Exhibition and film screening at The Glens Centre this Thursday August 25.

All welcome and light refreshments will be served.

The weekend is packed to the gunnels with delightful events, with exhibitions at The Glens Centre, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Café Bia Slainte and the Bee Park to name but a few.

There’ll be workshops for writers of poetry and crime, for those with a babel of languages, or who want to learn the secrets of kambucha.

The kids can learn origami and print. A young Joyce will appear on both Friday and Saturday.

The Bloomin’ Fabulous Vintage Tea party will caravan into town once again with colourful cakes and china.

There’ll be wonderland theatre and a ‘Ravel of Yarns’.

Stone yard Sessions at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre will delight the ear and you can stamp and sing along with The Foghorns on Friday 26th and Kila on Sunday 28th.

After its successful run in The Glens Centre, 'Welcome to Wonderland' has been adapted into a walking play for the Five Glens Arts Festival.

Follow Alice around Lurganboy forest as she bumps into the strangest of characters in this fun & interactive production.

Tickets can be bought at entrance of Lurganboy before the show at 1.30pm on Saturday, August 27 at Lurganboy Forest.

A flea circus and puppet show will hop into the minds and imaginations of every child big or small, people will hoof and holler at the ceili, they will chase down the road in weird and wonderful go-Karts.

Revellers will feast at The Hog Roast, play at The Open Mic, they will raise a toast at the Dermot Healy Award, Trad music will fiddle and strum way into the night as the straw boys swirl and mummer their magic long into the good night.

It’s going to be amazing, come and see!

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