Live music, poetry, interviews, DJs, fantastic food and all in a convivial setting - it can only be the return of Cloughjordan’s SpeakEatsy show on Saturday 7th April.
This ever popular show began life in Cloughjordan ecovillage, and has since been held at festivals all over Ireland, including at last year’s Electric Picnic and Savour Kilkenny events.
This April show, to be held in the WeCreate space in Cloughjordan, see’s a host of local, national and international performers including US community food activist Brittany Johnson. Johnson has a richly varied background, from writing a thesis on the Origins of the Universe, living in the Auroville community in India and more recently working on the food sovereignty movement in Europe and north America.
She will be accompanied by live singer-songwriter performances from Dublin based Rodger Whelan of Roj Light and also Maggie NicantSaoi (formerly McEntee). Both are fast developing a reputation for exceptional live shows, at times intimate, quirky, and always thought-provoking.
SpeakEatsy shows feature poetry performances, where poems or improvised words are delivered in a more compelling and engaging style. This show features Resident poet Mel White, winner of the Cúirt Literary Festival Poetry Slam, who will share some of her new work. Dynamic spoken word artist and creativity facilitator Dave Rock will perform too: Rock is known for his very spontaneous improvisation, where he develops incredible streams of consciousness style experiences from words offered up at random by the crowd.
Food on the evening will be sourced from Cloughjordan Community Farm, a member owned and operated organic farm on eight acres on the ecovillage in Cloughjordan. This will be prepared by the Night Orchard, an Austrian-Irish apple juice business also based in Cloughjordan.
White Gypsy brewery from Templemore will provide complementary craft beer tastings to accompany the sumptuous meal.
The show, joint organised by Night Orchard, Cloughjordan Community Farm and the Cultivate NGO based in the WeCreate Enterprise Centre, will be hosted by Dr. Oliver Moore and Davie Philip.
This duo, known for their disarmingly charming rapport, speak at conferences and events all over Europe and are in demand by people and planet friendly initiatives and events all over. Moore most recently featured on Ear to the Ground and Countrywide, where he spoke about the organic farming scheme.
DJs from the Pressure Drop sound system will finish off the evening with Balkan, Reggae and other world music sounds.
Tickets €25 for full experience and €15 for entertainment only. Extra food will also be available to purchase on the night. There is limited availability due to the venue size for these tickets, which are available on the cultivate.ie website, as well as in the Middle Country Café and Sheelagh na Gig bookstore, both on Cloughjordan Main Street.