37th Dunlavin Fes­ti­val of Arts takes place this week­end

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THE Dunlavin Fes­ti­val of Arts has a busy sched­ule of events with some­thing for ev­ery­one. The an­nual event is back for its 37 th year with ex­hi­bi­tions, street theatre, work­shops and mu­sic through­out the week­end.

The art ex­hi­bi­tions will be of­fi­cially opened on Fri­day, June 21, at 7.30 p.m. in the Mar­ket House by lo­cal award-win­ning writer Robert Bar­rett. There will also be live mu­sic on the evening from Dorly O’Sullivan and Phil Callery.

This year, there are 12 ex­hi­bi­tions from a se­lec­tion of pro­fes­sional and emerg­ing artists. Shay O’Byrne and Martin Gale, who have both won awards from the Royal Hiber­nian Acad­emy, will have works on dis­play over the week­end. Pain­ter and print­maker Sarah Rogers’s ex­hi­bi­tion will be fea­tured at the Dunlavin garda sta­tion in a solo show.

Satur­day, June 22 of­fers many treats for drama lovers. ‘De­ci­sions, De­ci­sions’, pre­sented by Grange­beg Cam­phill Theatre, will be staged at St Ni­cholas’ Church at 2 p.m. Mem­bers of Grange­beg Cam­phill Com­mu­nity will per­form a short se­lec­tion of plays and sketches de­vised around the theme of de­ci­sions in daily life.

‘Over­heard in An Lar’, a new play writ­ten by Dunlavin lo­cals An­drew Buchanan and Nick Bryson, will pre­miere at 4 p.m. when the writ­ers will be joined by Signe Dem­pel­sone to present this work set in the lo­cal café, An Lar. The play is about two broth­ers who are brought back to­gether by fi­nan­cial need af­ter very dif­fer­ent life choices.

One of the high­lights this year is ex­pected to be a per­for­mance by St Agnes’ Cham­ber Orches­tra from Crum­lin, County Dublin. The con­cert takes place on Satur­day, June 22 in St Ni­cholas Church from 8 p.m.

Trapeze act Tum­ble Cir­cus will en­ter­tain fam­i­lies on the Dunlavin Green on Satur­day and Sun­day at 3 p.m. All are very wel­come to at­tend.

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