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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

Thursday, 13 August 2015

'Mercurial', Curated By Kathy O'Leary

David Holmes, Helen Sharp: 'I am Here'. NI/UK                           16.21 mins.
Afri Ireland, Dearbhla Glynn: 'Fermanagh's Future'. N.I.               08.59 mins.
Johnnie Lawson: 'Relaxing Sounds of Nature'. IRL.                     10.00 mins.
Ruth Le Gear: 'Alchemical Waters'. IRL.                                       12.12 mins.
Kathy O'Leary: 'Second Sight | Site'. IRL.                                     08.15 mins.
Mathieu Alepin: 'Farewell'. CAN.                                                   07.00 mins.
Michael Higgins: 'At One Fell Swoop'. IRL.                                   70.00 mins.

'Mercurial' through the use of analogue and digital formats, is a series of Irish and International feature and short films. The screening will take place at the Glens Centre on 
Friday the 21st of August at 8-11pm during the Five Glens Arts Festival in Manorhamilton.
The intention is to create a kaleidoscopic interpretation of the resilient and vulnerable nature that exists between the relationship of creatural and environmental experiences.
This screening will be a lively, experimental, an expansive view of 'being' and 'thinking wilderness' and is implemented through moving image and sound, not intended to offer answers but to develop questions and dialogue.

The chosen title 'Mercurial' deriving from the word Mercury a fluid, active, unpredictable, and fickle matter in essence. At times 'Mercurial' co-exists with human and environmental elements, anthropological in method, through the use of satire, solidarity and solemnity, to examine the alternate states, in relation to the human condition.

The screenings feature local and international, changeable mind-scapes that is comprised in a (two and half hour approximately) audio and visual scape.

David Holmes, Helen Sharp; 'I am Here'. N.I. | UK | 16.21 mins.

Canderblinks Film and TV

On a journey through a heightened world, a lone man awakes after death and tunes into a new sound, a familiar poetry that seems to beckon him forward. Tuning into memories of his childhood and family, Michael begins to realize this strange world might lead him somewhere close to home.

Afri Ireland; Dearbhla Glynn, 'Fermanagh's Future'. N.I. | 08.59 mins.

Exploration of fracking proposals for County Fermanagh by award winning film maker Dearbhla Glynn. Supported by Afri - Action from Ireland.

Johnny Lawson; 'Relaxing Sounds of Nature'. IRL. | 10.00 mins.

Relaxing Sounds of Nature-Wind-Ocean Waves-Soothing Tranquil Meditation Instrumental Music

Relax with the peaceful and soothing sound of the ocean and wind, mixed with wonderful tranquil chill out music. Let these tranquil sounds calm your mind. Lawson filmed this amazing little wonder of nature, a miniature sand dune being formed, on a very windy day on the West coast of Ireland.

Ruth Le Gear; 'Alchemical Waters'. IRL. | 12.12 mins.

Artic Residency

Alchemical Waters is a video piece in which a remedy from the melt
waters of an iceberg was created in the Arctic. In 2012 Le Gear travelled to the Arctic and spent a number of weeks sailing the high Arctic seas on board a tall ship collecting iceberg samples and experimenting with their meltwaters. The work engages with with the subtle earth energies that ebb and flow through the landscape, creating a relationship with the spirit and place.

Kathy O'Leary; 'Second Sight | Site'. IRL. | 08.15 mins.

Locis; European Artists' Residency

A wormhole is a theoretical concept from the physicist Albert Einstein in 1935, this theory created a passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by the theory of general relativity, they can bring with them the dangers of sudden collapse, high radiation and dangerous contact with exotic matter.
Through audio and visual type 'wormholes', a visual interpretation of these concepts and theories, as if traveling through space-time into different dimensions and environments was experimented with using satire, motion, music, film and photography.
The Locis residency was funded through the Leitrim Arts Office.

Mathieu Alepin; 'Farewell'. CAN. | 07.00 mins.

48 Hour Film Project

A musician’s tour launch party: 'Farewell'. No one shows up to a singer-songwriter’s going away party except for his manager, who doesn’t believe in his music and doesn’t think he has the gumption to make it in the music industry.
In this he's directorial debut, a short comedy, co-written and acted with Stevie Jay. Mathieu Alepin's who is from Montreal and based Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a singer-songwriter, screenwriter, author, director, producer, and actor.

Michael Higgins; 'At One Fell Swoop'. IRL. | 70.00 mins


At One Fell Swoop deals with a stonemason (Cillian Roche) and his metamorphic wander through rural Ireland. In passing he slips through the film’s frames into a re-imagining of his surroundings in which he finds himself trapped on an intense cataclastic path towards a dead end. Photographed on expired 16mm black and white film and entirely hand-processed, At One Fell Swoop resembles a phantom-like film lodged amid multiple 
stratums of time and space. Arts Council funded At One Fell Swoop was shot on location in and around the Five Glens.