The Solstice Arts Festival (SAF) has been designed to showcase the work of emerging artists and performers and to present a variety of work from different disciplines in a relaxed and informal setting.

SAF invites you to join this unique event for a truly inspiring, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

SAF is an initiative curated by classical musician Brenda Kearney in conjunction with a collective of young emerging artists.


Saturday, 26th June:
13.00: Opening of festival

14.00: The Real World BY Meadhbh Haicéid/Wildebeest Theatre
15.00: Short films/documentaries (BY Banbha McCann, Neasa de Barra, Shane Conolly, Kristina Peacocke)
16.30: Opera arias (Various singers, with piano accompaniment)
17.30: Jazz performance by Georgia Cusack
18.30: Nosferatu (silent film with live piano accompaniment by Peter Leavy)
20.00: Exhibition browsing time

Sunday, 27th June:
14.00: Story-telling with musical accompaniment by Maeve Bates (Music by Georgia Cusack and Patrick Groenland).
15.00: Jazz performance by Patrick Groenland
16.00: Readings/short stories by Adam Cullen Other guest
17.00: Music performance by Jonathan Creasy
18.00: Raffle, speeches
19.00: String quartet concert by Grace Notes
20.00: Cabaret performance by Alison Matthews (!/event.php?eid=128828197151528&ref=mf)
21.00: Close of festival

Visual artists contributing to exhibition:
Ingrid Casey, Niamh O’Reilly, David Turpin, Amy O’Meara, Lindi Campbell Clause, Rosie Keane, Banbha McCann, Max Kubiak, Kieran Broderick, Maeve Bates, Sinead Kearney, Sonya Cullen, Tom Helm.

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