2017 Festival Programme
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Beara Arts Festival 2017 features a wealth of local talent, from visual art to literature, film and music. The programme offers exhibitions and installations, workshops and readings, artists’ talks and live performances at locations throughout the Beara peninsula, including Castletownbere, Eyeries, Lehanmore, Bere Island and Dursey.

OPEN CALL

Artists in Beara Exhibition

Beara Arts Festival is organising a 25th Anniversary Artists in Beara Exhibition to run at Beara Community School from August 4th – 11th. Submissions are invited in the mediums of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture from artists living in or associated with the Beara peninsula.

  • Only one work can be accepted from each artist.
  • All work must be original i.e. copies of another artist’s work will not be accepted.
  • Artists wishing to participate should contact info@bearaartsfestival by 5pm Friday, July 28th, stating: their name; the title, medium and dimensions of their work; and a contact phone number.
  • All work must be dropped off at Beara Community School between 11am and 5pm on Monday, July 31st. The work must be professionally presented, ready to hang or display.
  • The work should be clearly labelled, giving the title and the artist’s name, along with any relevant information on the medium and pricing. Beara Arts Festival will deduct 25% commission on sales.
  • Artists in Beara will open at 6pm, Friday August 4th and run from 11am – 5pm daily until Friday, August 11th. All work must be collected between 11am and 5pm on Monday, August 14th.

Please contact info@bearaartsfestival.com.

DAY BY DAY

Friday August 4

  • 6pm Opening of the 25th Anniversary Artists in Beara exhibition of local artists at Beara Community School. All welcome. Runs 11am – 5pm daily until Friday August 11th. VISUAL ART
  • 8pm Cormac Ó Caoimh and Martin Leahy at The High Tide Club. Tickets: €12 from sarahwalkergallery.com. MUSIC

Saturday August 5

  • Visual Arts Commission. Bénédicte Coleman: Beaches Storage Project. At Eyeries Strand, Ballydonegan Beach, Cahermore Beach and Bere Island. Free. Daily until August 12th. VISUAL ART
  • 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm Leo Cullen Creative Writing Workshop at Castletownbere Library. Free, but booking necessary: castletownberelibrary@corkcoco.ie / 027 70233. WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • The Three Towers sound installations at the signal towers on Dursey, Black Ball Head and Bere Island. Free. Daily until August 12th.  SOUND
  • 8pm New Music Commission. World premiere of David Harmax’s On the Edge of Darkness, for piano, strings and electronics, at The High Tide Club. With support from Bill Karnation. Tickets: €15 from sarahwalkergallery.com. MUSIC

Sunday August 6

  • 11am – 1pm Origami Workshop (all ages over 10) with Andrew Desmond. Free, but booking necessary: castletownberelibrary@corkcoco.ie / 027 70233.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 1pm Tim Goulding Artist’s Talk at Beara Community School. Free.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 2 – 4pm Ukulele for Absolute Beginners Workshop (all ages over 10) with Andrew Desmond. Free, but booking necessary: castletownberelibrary@corkcoco.ie / 027 70233.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 4pm Annette Skade Poetry Reading, Boydells’ house.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS

Monday August 7

  • 11am – 1pm Alex Barclay Creative Writing Workshop for Children. Free, but booking necessary: castletownberelibrary@corkcoco.ie / 027 70233.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 1pm John Eagle Demonstration of Oil Painting at Beara Community School. Free.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS

Tuesday August 8

  • 2 – 4pm Eileen Brennan Art Workshop for 8 – 10-year-olds at Castletownbere Library. Free, but booking necessary: castletownberelibrary@corkcoco.ie / 027 70233.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 8pm Launch of Dursey Island Discs at Lehanmore Community Centre. Five Dursey Islanders and three others associated with the island select their favourite items of music in a series of audio recordings. All welcome. SOUND

Wednesday August 9

  • 11am – 1pm Tina Darb PR for Artists Workshop. Free, but booking necessary: info@bearaartsfestival.com  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • Thursday 10th August, 1pm Bénédicte Coleman Artist’s Talk at Beara Community School. Free.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 40th Anniversary screenings of The Purple Taxi at The Hall, Eyeries. 6pm and 8.30pm. Donations to Cancer Connect. FILM

Saturday August 12

  • 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm Leanne O’Sullivan Poetry Workshop (see website for details). Free, but booking necessary: info@bearaartsfestival.com  WORKSHOPS & READINGS
  • 2pm Nature Walk on Bere Island with John O’Sullivan. Meet at the pier at Rerrin Village. Free.  WORKSHOPS & READINGS