Midleton gears up for arts festival
Midleton is gearing up for an arts festival which will be held in the town from May 11 to 13.
A number of events are planned which the organisers say aims to promote, express and celebrate creativity. The town’s Main St comes alive with art-filled shop fronts, impromptu performances, busking, open studios and film installations.
Emerging as one of Cork’s leading arts festivals it will feature all facets of the arts for all ages including film, a cre- ative playground, fine art, sculpture, craft, music, dance, literature and drama. Midleton Arts Festival aims to promote art as a way to explore, reflect and express yourself.
“With its strong emphasis on making the arts accessible for all, it brings together great artists and great audiences to enjoy and participate in a programme of events that range from the cutting edge of contemporary art to the traditional,” said Cork County Council’s arts officer, Ian McDonagh.
On May 11 the town library will feature a range of art. The following day buskers are invited to the town to play. They’re asked to register at the courthouse between 11am and noon. Judges will then pick three winners who will be asked to play at the Market Green shopping centre.
Fandango Duo, specialising in fiery Spanish dance music, will perform at the local St John the Baptist church on Saturday from 1pm-2pm. Nicole Maguire will host a free songwriting workshop on the same day from 1pm-3pm behind Wallis’ Bar.
Festival date: Fandango’s David Keating and Colin Mclean.