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November 2017

Flash Fiction Competition

25 November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 31 January 2018 @ 10:00 pm

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February 2018

Closing Date For Schools Art Competition

9 February @ 5:00 pm

This year's theme is "Pride Of Place" All participating schools in the Kanturk Credit Union Schools Art Competition must return their entries to Jo’s Boutique, Strand Street, Kanturk by 5 pm

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March 2018

Festival Opening

15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  The 10th annual Kanturk Arts Festival begins with its official opening by much-loved radio personality C103fm's Patricia Messenger at O'Callaghan's Showrooms, Earl Street on Thursday, March 15 at 7.30pm. Kanturk Arts Festival is delighted to that the superb guitar group,The Fandango Duo, will be providing the music on the night kindly supported by Cork County Council. The duo, consisting of vastly experienced musicians David Keating and Colin McClean, they are famed for bringing fun, energetic and soulful music to the concert…

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Adult felt workshop: Make your own dreamcatcher.

16 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trades Union Hall, Lower Bluepool,
Kanturk, Co.Cork P51 EW73 Ireland

 Gerli Kerm has always been very arty/crafty, her passion for sewing reignited about five years ago. Since then she has set up her own business, NÖÖP making beautiful hand-stitched creations. The inspiration for her designs predominately come from nature. Gerli loves the challenge of proving that so many different things can be made easy and with fun. In this workshop, Gerli will show everyone how to sew one or more elements (moon,  star, heart etc) , along with other techniques,…

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Songs & Stories

16 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome back Eoin & Noel again this year, their wonderful concert " Some Enchanted Evening" during last year's Kanturk Arts Festival was one of the highlights and left the audience wanting more. They went on to perform at Mallow Arts Festival and during Culture Night 2017. Eoin Leahy began singing in ‘99 while studying for a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in UCC. As a member of the UCC Choral Society, he performed in “The Boyfriend”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”…

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Night of Drama

17 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kanturk Courkhouse, Church Street
Kanturk, Co. Cork P51 FV32 Ireland

Night of Drama in the atmospheric setting of The Courthouse is the most popular night of Arts Weekend. The benches are full long before the first play is delivered from the dock. The audience make themselves at home by bringing cushions and rugs as they settle down to watch the rehearsed readings in comfort. Audiences come from all over Duhallow and beyond and there’s a great sense of camaraderie and expectation as the clock ticks down to starting time.The plays…

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Vintage Photo Booth

18 March @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Trades Union Hall, Lower Bluepool,
Kanturk, Co.Cork P51 EW73 Ireland

http://kanturkarts.ie/vintage-photo-booth/

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Swing Dance Workshop

18 March @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Edel Quinn Hall, Inchwell Road,
Kanturk, P51 YC65 Ireland

One hour for €7, Two hours €10

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Bernard O’Donoghue & From The Witness Box

18 March @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kanturk Courkhouse, Church Street
Kanturk, Co. Cork P51 FV32 Ireland

Bernard O'Donoghue needs no introduction to his legion of fans in Duhallow and far beyond. Born in Cullen. He has lived in Oxford since 1965 where he has been emeritus fellow and tutor in Old and Medieval English in Wadham College until 2011. Over his distinguished career, Bernard has won numerous award including the Whitbread Prize for his collection Gunpowder (1995)and Cholmondeley Award In 2009. He has been shortlisted numerous times for The T.S Eliot Prize. His most recent collection is…

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Poetry Slam 2018

18 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kanturk Courkhouse, Church Street
Kanturk, Co. Cork P51 FV32 Ireland

Padlock Pattwell Returns to Courthouse Always wanted to make a speech from the dock? Fancy yourself as a Robert Emmet Wolfe Tone or a Countess Markievicz? Well, Kanturk Arts Festival can make that wish come true. All you have to do is turn up on Sunday 18th March at the Old Courthouse and bring a poem, recitation, comic verse, haiku or song tucked away in your handbag or back pocket.  The poem can be your own composition, your favourite poem or someone…

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Jessica Baron

19 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trades Union Hall, Lower Bluepool,
Kanturk, Co.Cork P51 EW73 Ireland

  The objective of this workshop is to introduce participants to the basics of oil painting. Whether you have never worked with oil paint, or even never picked up a brush at all, this workshop aims to give you a glimpse at simple techniques, in an informal setting, and make painting an enjoyable experience. We will have a look at sketching and painting techniques with demonstrations & an introduction to colour mixing and tonal values. And hopefully, finish with a beautiful…

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Messy Play Workshop.

19 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Edel Quinn Hall, Inchwell Road,
Kanturk, P51 YC65 Ireland

From 10am, “Messy Hands” will host a “messy art workshop” suitable for 2 to 5 year olds and their parents. This is a chance for your child to create a self-portrait with a difference. On offer will be a range of messy paint and craft fun including bubble art, fashion design and straw painting. Be prepared to get your hands messy and wear some old clothes!   The cost of each session is €7 per child. No booking necessary.  …

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Learn to draw your own masterpiece.

19 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Edel Quinn Hall, Inchwell Road,
Kanturk, P51 YC65 Ireland

Suitable for 6 to 12year-olds. Come along for some creative fun with the Pencil Box School of Drawing Learn to draw your own masterpiece step by step with Deborah. All materials & snacks included.   10am-11am Monday 19th March 2018 in the Edel Quinn Hall. Cost €7 Booking is necessary, call Deborah on (089) 7038774

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Short Fiction Workshop with Novelist, Denyse Woods

19 March @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trades Union Hall, Lower Bluepool,
Kanturk, Co.Cork P51 EW73 Ireland

On Monday, March 19th, 2018, as part of Kanturk Arts Festival, novelist Denyse Woods will deliver a workshop on Short Fiction from 2-5pm. Denyse, who has also written as Denyse Devlin, is a Cork-based novelist and the author of six novels. Her novels include the critically-acclaimed Overnight to Innsbruck and bestseller The Catalpa Tree. She recently completed her term as Writer in Residence for Cork County Council Library & Arts Service 2017,  and as the winner of the once-off Hemingway…

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Drink and Draw Session

19 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Alley Bar, Strand Street,
Kanturk,, Co. Cork P51 K526 Ireland

Come and join us for creative cráic to finish off the arts festival. No experience necessary. Have fun while you learn! You will be taught by professional artist Deborah O'Keeffe. 8 pm until 10 pm ish  Monday 19th March 2018 €10: Price includes all supplies and a drink!  For further information & booking, call Deborah on (089) 7038774

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