Bread, butter and Irish language to play at Roscommon Arts Centre

“Shall we bake bread together and churn some butter, and talk about things that really matter?” asks Manchán Magan, the presenter of the seventy minute bilingual show, 'Arán & Im', which explores what makes Irish so unique and potent. 'Arán & Im' comes to Roscommon Arts Centre on this Friday, JUly 5, with a performance time of 8pm.

'Arán & Im' celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter. It is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes bread for seventy minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language, exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world. The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

Written and presented by Manchán who is a is a writer, broadcaster, playwright and documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two novels. He writes occasionally for The Irish Times, reports on travel for various radio programmes, and has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ & Travel Channel.

Join Manchán as he bakes bread and churns butter and reveals the link between sourdough and the transformational power of Irish. Knowledge of Irish is not required. Capacity is limited for this unique performance so pre-booking is essential.

'Arán & Im' is produced in association with the Abbey Theatre.

Tickets are €15 and are still available now from the arts centre’s box office on 09066 25824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie.

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