For the past two years we have had the wonderful artist Fiona Cavallo organising our Street Gallery for the festival. Shop fronts along the Main Street and side streets display paintings from East Cork artists. It adds to the great atmosphere and buzz along the Main Street leading up to and during the Festival. We… Continue reading Street Gallery
The festival team are busy making preparation for the the Arts Festival in 2018. We have an exciting few days planned for the whole community and would love to hear from other groups who are interested in getting involved. Check out the clips from previous festivals. Fun, creativity and community spirit guaranteed!
Thanks to Creative Ireland, Midleton Arts Festival was able to offer a day of making drums from junk, learning drum beats and a drum circle at the Kindred Spirits sculpture on the Halloween bank holiday weekend! A wonderful day was had by all.
The Junkyard playground took place on May 12th and 13th in MyPlace, Midleton. The aim of the project was to encourage children to create their own adventures using recycled material. The inspiration for this project came from my PhD thesis, which looks at children’s unstructured play. Unfortunately, due to the institutionalisation of children’s time… Continue reading Junkyard Playground
The event took place in Midleton library, also known as “The Market House”, the oldest civic building in Midleton and so a historic icon in town. The talk was about the building itself explaining the local history and transformation along the four centuries since it was built. Tony Harpur introduced the event by introducing the… Continue reading History Talk and Live Music Event
The fourth Midleton Arts Festival film competition took place on Saturday the 13th of May. The competition is an opportunity to highlight the wealth of filmmaking talent in the East Cork area, but the competition is open to all and entries came in from as far away as Kinsale. The films were shown in the… Continue reading Animation in the Courthouse
The Courthouse, Midleton - May 13th at 8pm Limited tickets; €10 available from Midleton Books Alice Barry originally from Carrigtwohill and living now in Aghada will perform her one-woman show Fruitcake at this years Midleton Arts Festival. The festival is delighted to welcome Noggin Theatre Company as the first professional theatre company to… Continue reading Fruitcake written and performed by Alice Barry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Midleton Arts Festival Celebrates Creativity and Community The Midleton Arts Festival is a vibrant and welcoming weekend that promotes, expresses and celebrates the bountiful creativity in Midleton and East Cork. Main Street comes alive with art filled shop fronts, public performances, busking, open studios and film installations. The festival features all facets… Continue reading Midleton Arts Festival Press Release
Everyone is welcome to come down to the Courtyard and find out what's in store for Midleton at this year's art festival. The artists that are organising the events will be there to talk about their plans. Live music, screening of highlights of last year's movie, craft, junkyard fun and animation for kids, Family friendly… Continue reading Midleton Arts Festival Launch