Upstate’s 2211 telling tales from Clogherhead
2211 is the first installment of Upstate Theatre Project’s Waterways programme which investigates the lived experience of communities connected to Ireland’s waterways. On Sunday 11th November at 3pm in Clogherhead Pier car park, 2211 will be broadcast to assembled audience. The event is free, but booking is advised by contacting 041 9844227 or emailing email@example.com.
The event requires people to drive to the pier and make sure to have a working car radio or smartphone. Grainne Rafferty, who leads the project says there is a wealth of experience and knowledge that is unique to the way of life in communities which have lived and worked in coastal areas.
“Some of what we found recalls the radical changes to the way people worked but also the impact on cultural life as well,” she explains.
“What we’ve done as an initial response to a series of interviews we conducted is to compile an audio work that represents some of that history. It’s not definitive but we’re hoping people will get a taste of what a project like this can do and maybe be interested in participating in developing ideas for the future. There are great stories in what people have experienced and it makes for great listening”.
Amongst others, local contributors to the project include John Kirwan, Shauna Collier and Paddy Hodgins with musical contributions from Ruth Campbell and Catherine Kennedy.
Audience will park their car overlooking the pier and view beyond and tune their car radio. Alternatively, there will be access to listen in on a smart phone with volunteers available to assist.
Waterways is a developing project focused on working with coastal communities to develop responses to their lived cultural experience.
The event on Sunday 11th will involve sharing an audio compilation based on some of the collected oral testimonies, music and local histories of the area.
Fog on the Boyne..a morning scene on the Boyne last week.
The story of Clogherhead...