A festival of rural arts and culture in South Tipperary

South Tipperary Rural Arts Group are hosting their first International Festival of Rural Arts and Culture on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th, 2013.

South Tipperary Rural Arts Group are hosting their first International Festival of Rural Arts and Culture on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th, 2013.

Key events will take place in the intimate setting of Burncourt Community Centre and The Farmhouse Pub, Graigue, near Clogheen over two days and will celebrate inspiring examples of arts and cultural initiatives in rural areas from home and abroad.The festival programme starts with the opening of ‘The River Culture Pop Up Space’, on the evening of Thursday, June 27th.

This exhibition is a collective effort by the artist Deirdre, O’Mahony, the South Tipperary Rural Arts Group, local fisherfolk, hunters and the county museum to assemble a collection of museum objects and local collections of tools, flies, rods, traps and hunting and fishing related materials that speak to the specific culture of river life on the Suir and its surroundings.

The Festival is part of a larger project called ‘Inspiring Rural Creativity’ which is made possible through funding support from the Arts Council Local Partnership Scheme and the INTERREG funded, Green & Blue Futures Initiative and is led by the Arts Office of South Tipperary County Council and co-ordinated by Conor O’Leary of Artlands.

For further information contact project co-ordinator Conor O’Leary, Artlands at conor@artlands.ie or 087-9048095.