Craftyhands will be running a number of workshops to create four ceramic panels which will be unveiled in four locations on the weekend of the MIDLETON ARTS FESTIVAL. Workshop hosts Susan Herlihy and Martin Forrest will take you on a journey to secret spaces in the community of Midleton. We will document the intersection of… Continue reading Haiku in Clay
Getting ready for MAF, do get involved, do contact us with any events you would like to make part of the festival, do contact us to take a table at the Arts and Craft Fair, do be a volunteer and have an amazing weekend! Let's get out there this Mid May and have a super… Continue reading Midleton Arts Festival dates!
Would you like to help us make this year's Midleton Arts Festival poster? Be part of The Great Paint! We will paint 50 canvasses and then put them all together to make one huge image to advertise the festival. The huge painting will be displayed during the festival. Participants can purchase a 40cm x 30cm… Continue reading The Great Paint!
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