Oranmore Arts Festival goes online in May

Highlights include literary event and Flamenco dance display

Ballinalsoe based author Nuala O'Conor will be among the authors reading at the Oranmore Arts Festival in May.

Ballinalsoe based author Nuala O'Conor will be among the authors reading at the Oranmore Arts Festival in May.

THE ORANMORE Arts Festival has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, but rather than being cancelled, the organising committee has decided to move a selection of the programme online.

The festival will take place from Thursday May 7 to Sunday 10 with the majority of content broadcast via www.facebook.com/oranmoreartsfestival

A highlight will be the festival literary event featuring Nuala O'Connor, Gerard O’ Brien, Paul McMahon, Michelle Coyne and Demi Anter, reading a selection of their recent works loosely based around the Galway 2020 themes of language, landscape, and migration.

Children will enjoy a story from Suzanne Reilly of Babbling Bookclub, with instructions on how to make a craft, which features in the story, led by Lindsay Deely of Toodlelou.

Yoga, dance, and cookery

There will also be an Open Mic, sponsored by Brazco Coffee Company, where entrants of all ages can submit a recording of a song, and be in with a chance to win a hamper filled with items sourced from local businesses; there will be a live yoga session led by Suzanne Clarke; while local Flamenco dance artist Yolanda del Monte will give a performance and teaching the audience a few steps.

Oranmore Community Garden has created a new polytunnel, and has extensive produce growing, from which Cepta Mahon of Cookalicious will select ingredients and share a live cooking demonstration.

 

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