WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICKLOW
INTERNATIONAL CARTOON FESTIVAL MAKES A RETURN
TheT garden is a small, village garden sets on many levels consisting of a lowerl courtyard area with a wildlife pondp and upper garden with mixed borderb packed with many unusual plants.p Pre-booking not required. Admission:A €5. The International Cartoon Festival returns to Rathdrum this month 25 years after it first took place.
The festival was the brainchild of renowned cartoonists, the late Terry Willers, and the renowned Martin Turner, along with a group of local volunteers, and ran for six years after starting in 1992.
This year the festival will run from July 29 to July 30 and will feature the likes of Tom Halliday, Tim Leatherbarrow, Guy Carter and Greame Keyes - all of whom attended previous festivals.
One of the highlights will be workshops in script-writing hosted by Irish cartoonist Michael Carroll of 2000 AD. There will also be numerous other workshops, including a phone-documentary workshop with Eleanor Manion of RTE which will be a 2 day workshop. Brown Bag Films will also present some animation workshops.
Terry Willers will be remembered with an exhibition which will run for the duration of the weekend located above Centra on Rathdrum’s Main Street. A Gala concert will also take place in St. Saviours church on Thursday, July 27, at 7.30 p.m. with music from Liam and James Kinsella, plus guests. There will also be live music in the square throughout the weekend.
LEFT: A Terry Willers drawing of Phil Lynott.
Daniel Maughan at the Arklow Seabreeze Festival baby show.
LEGALLYL BLONDE: THET MUSICAL