Thursday, May 2, 2013

Fís Chorca Dhuibhne and the Plarn Workshop

It's been all go since I got back from Italy, because Feile na Bealtaine takes place, this coming weekend! I've been busy out making props for the parade, and also for Fís Chorca Dhuibhne. An incredible project brought to you by Transition Towns Corca Dhuibhne. 

We have, basically, taken over a derelict building, and with the help of over 50 local artists, poets, gardeners and general fantastic hardworkers, transformed the inside of the building! More info below...

I'll be doing a Plarn workshop on Friday, 2nd May, at 3pm, part of Fís Chorca Dhuibhne.

In this workshop, I'll be showing how to recycle those horrible plastic bags, turning them from rubbish, to yarn. For the past 3 years, I have been hoarding nearly every plastic bag that has come into my house, and am now about to embark on an ambitious plarn lace project. For those of you who can crochet, I'll be showing how to make Irish Crochet Lace from plarn. This workshop is free.

Fís/Imagine Corca Dhuibhne 

Get ready to imagine 2033 in Corca Dhuibhne - low carbon, localised, resilient - as You would like it to be - come and add your visions, questions and dreams to the walls and watch Fís Chorca Dhuibhne grow and evolve over the weekend. Call in for a cupán tae and take a sos indoors or out in the garden anytime, and see which of the many events  might inspire you further.

Open from 11am - 8pm Thursday 2nd May to Monday 6th May

Programme of events:

3pm T - the art of local: Launch! Come and set Fís sailing with the help of a drop of local brew, cupán tae and lots of good company

12pm  - T and stories - Come and meet Mná & Fir Ghairdín Mhuire and learn from their experiences of life in Corca Dhuibhne
3pm  - the art of recycling: learn the art of making plastic beautiful and maybe even functional with Orla Breslin

11am  - T and conversation - Time for tea and chat about what excites and inspires you
3pm  - the art of permaculture: discover the common sense of permaculture as a tool for approaching just about anything and discover how Thomas & Claire O Connor are putting it into practice on their farm in Camp

4.30pm  - Creative T - Its open mic with special guests and festival MC BQ. Are you inspired to sing, play or poetise by Fís Chorca Dhuibhne? Come listen and join in!

3pm - the art of community: Closing celebration! Come and see how Fís has evolved and transformed over the weekend, bring a picnic and beidh béile le céile againn

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