Midleton Arts Festival is going ahead!
JULY 16, 17 and 18, 2021. www.midletonartsfestival.com
THEME: "THE FLOW OF THE WILD."
This year the theme is “The Flow of the Wild”. The focus is on Art in the environment. We aim to encourage the community to remember and rekindle our wildness and wilderness!
There are many artists in Midleton. Issues surrounding our natural environment are very important to us and we are using our art to bring awareness of these issues to the local community. The focus is on outdoor, family friendly events. We have designed the events that can go ahead whether there are restrictions or not. (Check the website for any number restrictions or cancellations)
The festival opens in My Place at 7pm Friday night with a Fine Art Exhibition. "Variables", curated by Midleton artists Danny McCarthy and Roslin Treacy. It features the work of three professional local artists; Belinda Walsh, Tom Walsh, and John McHarg, who will also host workshops with Two Rivers Art Project by SECAD, on Saturday "Climate Aware Midleton" will have a stall in Saturday's farmers market which will feature decorations that show the beauty of the wild around us. Some lucky customers will find hidden tokens dispersed throughout stalls. Win a potted hazel tree to enhance your garden. Walk along the main street listening to the busking competition, or take part in wild themed workshops and walks.
Try "THE ART OF FOREST BATHING" with Sarah Hourigan of Nature Therapy Ireland.
Take part in the Two Rivers Art project with artist John McHarg and SECAD.
Carve your wish for your community onto a dish and then gift it to a stranger in WISH DISH workshop Susan Herlihy of Craftyhands, try FELTING with Woolly Crafts or be a part of Wayne McSweeneys heart fir art project.
MY PLACE hosts a series of short films presented by Kara Sweeney from local filmmakers. Shorts, dance films, animations, plus a look back at previous MAF events.
MIDLETON LIBRARY hosts beautiful environmental artworks by Ann Lambe and Colette Mulholland and an exhibition by students of East Cork Music Project.
CDYS presents and art exhibition by Youth Climate Warriors.
Enjoy a family friendly art tour of Midleton by bicycle. “The official transport of MAF”
Celebrate WORLD LISTENING DAY by a walk along the river with "RIVERUN" by renowned sound artist Danny MacCarthy, find peace with meditation, a drumming circle indoors or outside at the Baby Walk, Sound Healing or BEACH YOGA & SOUNDBATH with Shama from Heart Space Yoga & Therapies, or join the Abhainn Alainn Project to walk along the river and explore a range of creative activities related to environmental issues.
Get a treasure map to take THE TREASURE HUNT “Treasure of Corann” created by the playwright and actor Alice Barry.
On Sunday 12 -5 the first MIDLETON ART MARKET takes place at Fair Green, Midleton Farmers Market. You can look at and buy paintings, art, and crafts from local artists while enjoying live music along with local artists Ilse De Ziah, Caroline Sweeney and all the team of Midleton Arts Festival.
A big thank you to Cork County Council Arts Office for their continued and much appreciated funding and support