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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL NEWS

Clonmel Junction Festival is working year round producing, presenting and promoting arts events in the Clonmel region of South Tipperary, culminating in an annual 10 day festival each July that celebrates the Arts, and the life and times we live in.

The festival performance programme will be announced over the coming months with the full line up due the end of May. In the meantime the team have begun a number of Arts Projects in the community which will reach fruition in July for the Festival.

Enemble Ériu Live at the Main Guard

Drawing on the hypnotic repetitions of minimalism and the organic improvisatory spirit of jazz, the music of Ensemble Ériu weaves a rich acoustic tapestry around Irish traditional melodies. Ensemble Ériu are currently playing a series of concerts around Ireland to celebrate the launch of their debut album on Raelach Records. Catch them live at the Main Guard on April 24th. See more

The Grand Bandstand

On February 5th Ken Hennessey of KH Architects began an 8 week programme with High School Transition Year students to design and build a portable stage covering. This ambitious project has been made possible with generous sponsorship of local engineering contractors Kentz. In addition to Ken Hennessy’s tuition and guidance the boys will also be having information sessions with an engineer from Kentz, a building expert from Medite (who are supporting the project by donating materials) and a building and materials ecological impact session with a member of the Cultivate team from Cloughjordan. It is planned to unveil the stage at an end of year concert in the High School which will be organised by the Transition Year boys. The Festival would also like to acknowledge the support of the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Grant from South Tipperary County Council for this project. See more

Pop Up People

We are delighted to announce Astrid Walsh as the facilitating artist for this year's Primary School Programme.Astrid’s work centres around drawing and the “' Pop Up People'” programme will look at what happens when 2D characters enter a 3D world. The Primary School programme has been running for the last thirteen years and is made possible with the continued generous support of Abbott, who have supported the project for 7 years. The images created by the children in the schools around Clonmel will be unveiled onto the streets of the town in the run up to the Festival. However, for this year's Festival the Primary School Programme will also be taking to the internet. See more

Cafés Book Published

On Thursday Oct 17th  Clonmel Junction Festival launched a book on the their innovative interactive art café programme. “An Experiment in Social Embroidery” is an 84 page book outlining the work done by Participation Programme Director Theresia Guschlbauer exploring the use of the café space as a location for social and cultural engagement. See more