Clifden Arts Festival

Things to do in County Galway, Ireland - Clifden Arts Festival - YourDaysOut
Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland
Sep 12, 2018 7:00:00 PM - Sep 23, 2018 10:00:00 PM
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The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 41st year will take place from September 13-23 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2018 programme. Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre, graphic design and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival. Coming Home To Clifden The theme of this year’s Clifden Arts Festival will explore the concept of “home” as well as showcasing Ireland’s diverse and artistic culture through compelling events which promise to enchant and educate people of all ages. Brendan Flynn, Festival Director explained ‘ The physical place of birth holds a special place within us, while for others it isn’t physical but rather the feelings, the emotion, the character, the people and the culture, that shape it and make it. We hope to capture that feeling and explore a sense of home and how it is unique for each of us’. The line-up at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival is very strong with a handful of names that would have headlined at much larger events over the years. This festival in the heart of Connemara had humble beginnings when it was conceived 41 years ago by a small community committee who wanted to give local artists a public platform and provide a small programme of cultural events. It has of course gone from strength to strength and has indeed made its mark on the annual calendar of festivals around the country with over 11,000 expected to attend the various events. A mixture of traditional, classical and C&W as well as contemporary music is on the menu among the 200 events over the twelve day festival which will take place in a...

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