Claremorris Community Arts & Heritage Festival 25-27 Aug 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:30

Friday 25th Aug 7.30pm at Claremorris Gallery, Mount St.
    Hazel the Great Tree of Forts: Multimedia talk on Ireland's Ancient Ring Forts by Archeologist Peter Casby
    Poitin; Multimedia talk on poitin by John Brennan Heritage Speaker
  
   
Saturday 26th Aug 7.30 pm at Claremorris Gallery, Mount St.
    Tree Bears Fruit - Exhibition by Artist Michael Wann
    The Story of Ireland by Fergal Keane.

Sunday 27th Aug 1-5pm at McMahon Park, Mayfield, Claremorris
Family Fun Day McMahon Park  – Bouncy castles; Clowning & Puppetry with Carrot Puppet Theatre; Nature Treasure Trail; Theatre Performance by Ala; Fortune Tellers; Numerology and Tarot Card reading Madame Pauline & Ayeshah; Survival skills with Mactire Bushcrafft; Craic agus Ceoil le Claremorris Community Radio.

Claremorris Community Arts & Heritage Festival 25-27th August promises to be as entertaining weekend: As part of Heritage week on Friday evening we go back in time to rediscover how Irish culture and communities lived in Ancient Ireland's Ring Forts and the role Hazel; the Great Tree of Forts played with local Archeologist Peter Casby. Afterwards illegal refreshments will be served up by John Brennan with the history and heritage of of Ireland's notoriously famous beverage Potion!

Friday evening and Saturday's event take place in Claremorris Gallery on Mount St, where we'll have a pop-up arts cafe, where you can enjoy un vrai cafe in the midst of name vision of rustic Ireland. Rediscover how you too can take part in community arts with courses coming up in the autumn and let the artist within flourish!

Sunday weather permitting McMahon Park will be buzzing with cultural biodiversity with bouncy castles and facepainting for the children, a nature trail for all the family to participate in with a prize for whoever discovers the anagram.
There'll be all sorts of sorcery with fortune-tellers and numerology, even invisible acts which will help us see that all the world's a stage.

With live music broadcast globally on Claremorris Community Radio via the internet join us wherever you or your family are in the world.

Visit http://www.nonprophetfestival.eu/ & http://www.claremorrisgallery.com/ etc for further information on community arts and heritage events running in Claremorris for Heritage Week and throughout the year. Culture never rests! 

Claremorris Community Arts Festival 20-27 Aug 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:59

Another summer is upon us and another time to celebrate our vibrant community arts and heritage here in Claremorris. The Claremorris Community Arts Festival will be held from Aug 20-27. The Non Prophet Organisation brings you music, theatre, films, workshops, exhibitions and many other family friendly events. 

Stay tuned for more about the line up of events.

Claremorris Community Arts & Heritage Festival 19-28 Aug 2016

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:07

It's festival time again, celebrating community Arts and Heritage in Claremorris and its hinterland. This fledgling festival is beginning to spread its wings to other rural communities with other artists and everyday experts working in a community context. We're really pleased with the participation of locals last year in our events and the support we've gotten from other groups within our community to continue offering Arts and Heritage events. This year we're focusing on our sense of identity and re-evolution in an environmentally friendly way.

We live in a beautiful and relatively unspolit part of the world, with more history in our soil than one could imagine. If you don't believe me come to our Festival Opening Reception and the opening of Farmer/Artist Clive Bright's Exhibition on the secret life of soil. 

Have a look the line up of events and feel free to contact us for futher info. Our details are at the bottom.

 

July/August: Kiltimagh here comes Shakespeare in the Park!

Friday, 25 July 2014 14:46

I love my cast almost as much as I love Shakespeare for having created A Midsummer Night's Dream.

I don't think I've ever had so much fun directing a play and it's fair to say we truly are hempen homespun amateurs de theatre - lovers of theatre.  When we pull together rather than against each other it makes it all worthwhile and after some doubts as to whether we'd ever get this show on the road here we are again on the road to Kiltimagh. 

It is kind of funny how things work our because I've wanted the Non Prophet Organisation's performances to tour in a community context just like this, using our public spaces and creating site specific performances.

I hope there'll be more to come. I've been busy filling out funding applications after receiving invitations to participate in a creative Europe project about trees and landscape, which concerns our performance footprint and our socio-ecological environment. The other invitation is to the EFA's Festival Manager's Atelier in Poznan in October 2014 and with no money I can only hope funds will come from our representative bodies.

Once we paid off what I owe from our last production that we ran for free we can start thinking of other ways of earning enough to boraden our horizons. Italy beckons next year.

Andiamo!

Kind Wishes,

John Farragher

Artistic Direction:  http://www.nonprophetorganisation.eu/

Tel: +353 (0)85 7506104

 

 

I like Claremorris in June, how about you?

Monday, 30 June 2014 14:30

 

Brevity is the soul of wit but when it comes to thanking people the list is long and we'd rather include everybody than leave anybody out, which we inevitably will if we start naming individuals or organisations that helped us in our run up to the first edition of the Non Prophet Organisation's Claremorris community festival. It's about creating a sense of community and we believe whether or not you participated you played a part in what we set out to address with the non prophet festivals: We can flourish and grow if we work and play together as a community.

We'd rather you acknowledge your own participation in any way you see fit and if we haven't thanked you personally already it's simply because we haven't had time to get round to you as of yet. It may seem like we've more time than sense on our hands but believe us when we say working for the leisure industry is a labour of love.

Our Saturday evening entertainment in the square began with brazilian reggae beat that brought those gathered to their feet. Followed by trad music and dance from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Claremorris courtesy of the Feeneys. We went from Sean Nos to line dancing thanks to Keiran Kenny and Co. Our scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream would not have been complete without a wedding dress and the Straw Boys who helped us set the stage for what was a wonderful performance picnic on Sunday. Our guests from Galway, Ala, provided carrot cake as well as their forum theatre piece on Fracking: Divide and Conquer that got us talking about community and our Shakespeare in the park "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with masks provided for the fairies by our lovely Lisa from Studio C and more music from the Feeneys  brought our entertainment to an end just as the evening was setting in.

We're glad to say that we had a lovely couple of sunny days for our community to come together and judging by the reaction and positive comments from all present who participated long may we continue to entertain ourselves in our community.

We'd like to thank everybody in our global community who helped make the festival happpen and we hope to entertain you again soon with another outdoor performance of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Let the moon shine for us at Lughnasa as the sun did for the summer solstice, to help celebrate our seasons and our flourishing festivals that celebrate and show our gratitude for life!

 

Our deepest gratitude to you for participating

Sunday, 29 June 2014 08:05

Our Saturday evening entertainment in the square began with brazilian reggae beat that brought those gathered to their feet. Followed by more music and dance from the Feeneys. We went from Sean Nos to line dancing courtesy of Keiran Kenny and Co. Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream would not have been complete with the Straw Boys who helped us set the scence for what was a wonderful performance picnic the following day with our guests from Galway Ala's. Their forum theatre piece on Fracking got us talking about community and our Shakespeare in the park "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with masks provided for the fairies by our lovely Lisa from Studio C and music by the Feeneys with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Claremorris brought our entertainment to an end just as the evening was setting in.

We're glad to say that we had a lovely couple of sunny days for our first non prophet festival with Claremorris Community and judging by the reaction and positive comments from all present and who participated long may we continue to entertain our community.

We'd like to thank everybody in our global community who helped make the festival happpen and we hope to entertain you again soon with another outdoor performance of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Let the moon shine for us at Lughnasa as the sun did for the summer solstice, to help celebrate our seasons and our flourishing festivals that celebrate and show our gratitude for life!

Kind Wishes,

John Farragher

Artistic Direction:  http://www.nonprophetorganisation.eu/

Tel: +353 (0)85 7506104