Celebrating Arts and Creativity, Clonmel Junction Festival is set to bring colour and
diversity to the Tipperary town from July 4th to the 13th.
The 2014 Festival is set to be a vibrant expression of creativity for the entire town through theatre, music events, a myriad of art installations, guerrilla art events and much more.
Growing from a five day festival to its current ten day status, at the heart of Clonmel Junction Festival is a programme aspiring to embrace an increasingly diverse society. Tickets and full line-up of festival events are available from www.junctionfestival.com. Full programme on sale 29th May. The Festival will open on July 4th with a semi staged performance of Gluck’s ‘Orfeo and Eurydice’ which will take place in the atmospheric setting of Old St Mary’s Church produced by the Festival. The soloists will be German counter tenor Roland Schneider and soprano Jennifer Davis a native of Cahir. Elizabeth Attl will conduct the Carolan Ensemble and the 40-strong Junction Festival choir who will be performing at the Festival for the 5th year. Daytime theatre events suitable for all ages include the breath-taking ‘Knee Deep’ by the internationally renowned Casus Company, which features an acrobatic display that defies the laws of gravity. This production has been created by 4 acrobats from the fabulous C!RCA, the performance will take place in Gordon Street Car Park with the old medieval town wall as a backdrop . Younger children will be amazed by the bubbles galore of ‘Omino’ where a magical world of fun and fantasy is created with every type of bubble you can imagine. By Belle Sopone, “Omino” will be performed by Italian Michele Cafaggi in White Memorial Theatre. ‘The Stories That Live in the Streets’ is an Audio Theatre Promenade show created by Clonmel’s Junction Joes, who are a passionate group of young writers, actors and artists aged between 15 and 17. This young group have been working in conjunction with Australia’s Suzanne Kersten and Julian Rickert, Tipperary poet Grace Wells and Drogheda artist Viviane Byrne to bring their vision to life. Audio Promenade Theatre utilises a new form of theatre that has emerged in recent years made possible by advances in audio technologies. This show will be presented daily from 3pm – 7pm throughout the festival.Meanwhile, the Festival’s Primary School Project 2014, ‘Pop Up People’ is sponsored by local healthcare company Abbott and runs throughout April and May.