Cashel gearing up for arts festival

Pictured at the launch of Cashel Arts Festival Programme in Cashel Rugby Clubhouse last week. Seated L/R. Eleanor Dwyer, Emily Clifton Browne,  Gillian Clifton Browne,Rebecca Lenihan. Back L/R. Anne Devitt Michael Hickey,Barry Maher , Sean Walsh, Petronelle Clifton Browne,Sean Murphy.
Visit Cashel Palace Hotel reception area and library this month and see how cigarette dispensers have been recycled to create beautiful installations.

Visit Cashel Palace Hotel reception area and library this month and see how cigarette dispensers have been

recycled to create beautiful installations.

Artist Sasha Sykes has used both man-made and organic material such as mosses and straw to reflect the local landscape and interpret the fascinating role the walls of the town played in our history.

Sasha is one of several artists whose work will feature at Cashel Arts Fest which officially opens on this Friday night the 8th of November and continues until Sunday 17th. Among other venues which will feature the work of professional artists in a diverse range of media will be the Library and The Council Chambers.

A People’s Festival

The dedicated hardworking Cashel Arts Festival committee endeavours each year to cater for all interests and age groups and provide a quality entertainment programme thus giving a boost to the town both economically and culturally. Many events are free or very keenly priced so pick up a copy of the festival programme and book your tickets as soon as possible. The festival will only survive and expand if it is supported. Due to the limited no of places, to give participants an individual hand-on experience, many of the workshops will book out very quickly. This week-end alone (8th - 10th) the programme includes showcasing the work of artists, readings from author John Boyne in the Library on Friday night and Saturday morning, gives young singers’ an opportunity to shine in Brú Ború on Saturday morning, hear Ian Fox in the Cashel Palace on Saturday night, workshops all day Saturday in Spafield, the Library and at the Create Café, Cashel Town Hall Heritage Centre, Sunday Miscellany in St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday at 3pm.(tickets still available). The Create Café will provide family workshops for various ages throughout the week beginning Monday 11th.

More infor at cashelartsfest.com, Tel: 0870552179 or call into the Create Café at the Heritage Centre for a brochure.