around the Harp
Renowned local harpist Elisabeth Affolter will lead you on a journey of discovery around Ireland's national emblem, the Harp.
You will learn all about the Harp and about the differences between it and other stringed instruments in a fun, hands-on workshop. Open to all from 5 years old to 105 years young.
sunday 3rd and monday 4th june
A chance to learn about a basic printmaking technique in this fun, hands-on workshop, and to produce a number of prints to take home. All ages, but small children should be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 2nd june 11-12:30 Hall
Carve your own block and use a press to make a number of single-colour prints on paper in this introduction to lino printing workshop
Saturday 2nd June 2 - 4:30 Hall
sunday 3rd aistear building 2pm - 3:30pm
Hanna Van Aelst
Hanna Van Aelst is a professional basket maker and artist teaching a beginners’ basket making
class at this year’s festival. She will discuss willow, how to grow, harvest and prepare it, and participants
will make a basket on the day. This is a fun, full day and hands-on workshop aimed at those
wanting to learn new craft skills.
sunday 10th june hall 10am - 4pm
At its heart travel writing is simply good storytelling – a gripping narrative with believable characters and an evocative sense of place. Manchán Magan passionately believes in travel writing as the perfect combination of memoir, history, geography and adventure story. Participants will learn how to structure absorbing sentences and meld anecdote, insight and a sense of place into timeless pieces of writing for either personal memoir, travel journalism or literature – transforming the sights, sounds and soul of a journey into engaging prose. Manchán Magan is a travel documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America, and wrote the ‘Magan’s World’ travel column for the Irish Times.
Friday 1st June aistear building 2pm - 4:30 pm