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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Five Glens Arts Festival Programme with accessible text.

Five Glens Arts Festival

20th-23rd August 2015

Thursday 20th August

8.30pm The Glens Centre

The Leitrim Equation 4 Concert

Traditional music band joined by Dónal Lunny. Support by Brí.

Friday 21st August

BOXTY-OFF World Championships

10am-2pm Farmers Market

Compete, watch, taste and judge local
potato boxty. Accompanied by live music. 


Staid na Talún - A State of Land

5-7pm The Leitrim Sculpture Centre Gallery

Exhibition Opening. An Artist in Residency Exhibition by Anna Macleod in association with Runs to 3rd Sept. An LSC event in association with FGAF.

Loveliest Tree Exhibition

7-9pm The Leitrim Sculpture Centre Yard & Stone Bay

Celebrating real and imagined trees of all shapes and sizes. Not just for artists and
tree-huggers! A FGAF event organized with the kind support of the LSC. Runs Fri-Sun.

Transformation Tree

7-9pm The Leitrim Sculpture Centre Yard

Recycled interactive sculpture by the Manorhamilton Women’s Centre. Come hang your wish on the tree!

Sizzle in the Drizzle

7-9pm The Leitrim Sculpture Centre Yard

Who needs sun for a BBQ? Grab a bite!


8-11pm The Glens Centre
Irish and International feature and short film screenings curated by Kathy O’Leary.

Audio Described by Isolde Carmody.

Biddy’s Little Treasures

Fri-Sun Biddy’s Bar

A discreet Exhibition and Treasure Hunt by Mary Theresa Keown, Ken Flynn and Niall Walsh. Runs 21st- 23rd Aug.

Saturday 22nd

Vintage Afternoon High Tea

11:30am-2pm CastleCafe

Serving sandwiches, scones and sweet treats accompanied by a selection of teas, coffee and prosecco! Choose full adult and childrens menus, or just pop in for a tea or coffee and enjoy the atmosphere! Book on 087 0695265 €10 full menu

Flea Circus

12 noon Castle Cafe

The show involves feats of astonishing bravery and breathtaking beauty - acrobatics, trapeze, high wire - all performed by highly trained, tiny fleas!

The Castle Cottage Repertoire

12:30-2:30pm Castle Cottage

Selectedpoets reading featuring Monica Corish, Breda Wall Ryan, Afric Mc Glinchey, Anne Connolly, Kate O’Shea and Mike Absalom alongside Irish folk music by Celtic Legends at the 17th century castle cottage. Free entry/ by donation

Hoola-Hooping workshop and demo

1-2pm Outside Castle

Learn some tricks and moves with the Glamourhamilton Hoop Group!

Loveliest Tree Exhibition &Transformation Tree

1-3pm Leitrim Sculpture Centre Yard & Stone Bay

Drop in and hang a wish on the tree!

Children’s T-shirt Print Workshops

10:30-11:15am, 12-12:45pm or 2-2:45pm

LSC Sheehans

Materials provided, bring an apron! Ages 6-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking with Fiona McCarthy on 0894320987 or €3

Comic Book Drawing Workshop

10am-1pm Library

An invitation to explore and enjoy the art of comic book journaling. Materials provided. All levels welcome. Ages 11+ €10 For booking and more info contact

Sorcha on 087 3868033

The Dermot Healy International Poetry Award

3-5pm Glens Centre

Judged by Peter Fallon of Gallery Press. Prizegiving and readings. All welcome. Free entry

Hog Roast and Foragers Basket with live music and entertainment

5.30-8pm Market Square

Choose from a plate of Hog Roast, or tasty treats from the Foragers Basket food stall, serving wholesome vegan and vegetarian homegrown and organic food.

Children’s Puppet Show

6pm Market Square

Meet Jacko, his friend Padi, a wise old wizard and a host of small creatures from mice to snails in this great show!


8-11pm Glens Centre

A night of original poetry and music. Featuring Anthony Anaxagorou, Abby Oliveira, John Cummins and music from The Archaic Revival and Free Speaking Monkey. €10

Peter Kane and Jimmy Joe Dolan

10pm Biddy’s Bar

Live Music

Live Music with The Mullies Crowd

10pm Heraghty’s

From reels that go pop to smooth rock

Tree Walk

4-5.30pm meet at Market Square

Join arboriculturalist Shailagh Healy to explore knowledge of ‘wild’ foods, the mythical and practical mysteries of trees and the plant communities that grow below their canopy.

Adults €10 Children Free

Open Mic Five Glens Special

5-9pm An Caife Bia Slainte

Join local and visiting talent for an evening of spontaneous entertainment. Headlined by Blackfish.

The Boho Chicks

8.30pm Market Bar

Live Music

Peter Kane and Jimmy Joe Dolan

10pm Heraghty’s

Live Music

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