What’s on during Cruthú Arts Festival 2017
With a little over a week to go, we’re gearing up for the most colourful festival in town. Now in its fourth year, Cruthú Arts Festival brings a wide variety of art exhibitions, street art, music, literature, theatre and family events to Longford. There really is something for everyone.
The lead in events start this week as our ReActor one act play series hits Ballymahon library on Wednesday and Granard library on Thursday. These four never before seen plays were written specifically for Cruthú with directors reacting to the short pieces. They had to direct and cast the play and now the moment has come to release the results.
Have a sneak peak:
It’s full steam ahead on Thursday the 27th of July with the launch of Cruthú Arts Festival 2017. This will see the return of Longford native Shane Cullen who will exhibit his art upstairs in Providers, Longford. Music on the night will be provided by Brazilian born, Longford based Bianca Fachel.
Across the weekend will see the return of the famous Cruthú street art, the pop-up art galleries in unused buildings, various workshops and a series of music and literary events. Big ones to watch out for are the St John’s Church gigs, the Cafe Sessions, the launch of The King at the Back of the Hill anthology with readings by some of the contributors. Of course visit any of our artists workshops of your choice.
Don’t miss Eggsistentialism in the Backstage Theatre on Friday, July 28th. It’s a comedic, autobiographical journey charting the madcap odyssey writer/performer Joanne Ryan embarked upon while trying to decide in her final fertile years whether or not to have a child. It promises to be a great show with fantastic reviews. Buy tickets here. Hear what people have had to say: