Welcome re­turn to city of pop-up cafe

The Oban Times - - Letters -

ÀIRC, the pop-up Gaelic café at the Mer­chant City fes­ti­val, ran for a week this year be­tween July 25 and Au­gust 2.

Lo­cated at 14 Al­bion Street, it was a welcome re­turn af­ter last year’s cel­e­bra­tions at Cul­ture 2014.

Each year, the Gaelic café pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy Gaelic arts within a back­drop of crack­ing mu­sic, good cof­fee, cheap food and a dose of new cul­tural in­flu­ences.

This year, there was StreetLyrics - a pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion and new pub­li­ca­tion of im­ages from the streets with po­ems in­ter­preted into English and Gaelic from Ger­man.

The ex­hi­bi­tion of­fered a unique glimpse into the in­dus­trial crafts­man­ship in cre­at­ing man­hole and street cov­ers - por­tray­ing it as an in­vis­i­ble art which is passed by daily - of­ten un­no­ticed.

The sup­port­ing pro­gramme of films and talks picked up the theme of what we see and don’t see in our en­vi­ron­ment, both within the in­dus­trial city and ru­ral land­scapes.

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