Celebrrate Culture Night 2020 inside, outside and online courtesy of Roscommon Arts Centre. Culture Night is brought to you by The Arts Council in partnership with Roscommon County Council and our 2020 Culture Night Programme is as follows:
Exhibition: Mark Garry I An Lucht Siúil (The Walking People)
Roscommon Arts Centre Gallery Space: 10am – 8pm
Mark Garry’s film explores the relationship between Irish travellers and modernism, specifically the relationship between Irish Travellers and the Irish state as it is played out between the traveller and settled communities in the middle part of the last century. The film’s narration in five song sections adopts the theatrical structure of a Greek Tragedy performed partly in English and partly in Shelta (de Gamon /Cant), the language of the Irish traveller. These songs, written by the artist, act as a poetic response to Ireland’s complex relationship to land and land ownership, and the relationship between the peoples who share this land. Originally commissioned as a Percent for Art project by Roscommon County Council.
Film Projection: A Poem to be Said on Hearing the Birds Sing
Roscommon Arts Centre Building Wall: 7pm – 9pm nightly I Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September.
Projected onto the side wall of the arts centre, this newly commissioned outdoor film is an emotive and reflective representation of the Douglas Hyde’s poem, visualising the struggle for Irish independence in County Roscommon.
Commissioned by Roscommon County Council and supported by the Arts Office and Arts Council of Ireland Culture Night Programme, together with the Community Strand of the 2020 Decade of Centenaries Programme.
Film can be viewed from the car, please observe and maintain 2m social distancing if watching on foot. Also showing at these times at the following locations: King House, Boyle; Douglas Hyde Centre, Frenchpark; Strokestown House (Connellan Solicitors Building)
Theatre: Fregoli Theatre Company: Residency Sharing
Roscommon Arts Centre Facebook Page I 8pm
Link Here: https://www.facebook.com/RosArtsCentre
As part of Fregoli Theatre Company’s re-imagined residency at Roscommon Arts Centre, during lockdown the company produced two new short online theatre performances, which will be shared once again on Culture Night via Roscommon Arts Centre’s Facebook Page.
“I Want You to Know Me” by Maria Tivnan tells the story of David, a young man whose childhood was far from perfect, growing up in a home where there was domestic violence. In this moving and tender monologue, David now reflects on his childhood and the role of his mother in his life. Performed by Oisin Robbins
“Inside You Stay” by Tara Finn explores issues of mental health and the idea of a safe space. For Sinéad, there is nothing “new” about this “new normal”. Using the words of others, from the pages of books and the tongues of loved ones, Sinéad tries to make sense of herself and how it is she feels bound to stay inside. Inside You Stay looks at two sisters’ different ways of coping, or not coping, with life, and most recently, life in lockdown. Directed by Maria Tivnan , edited by Paul D’Eath , performed by Eimear Finan , Eilis Flaherty , Jarlath Tivnan and Kate Murray .
Fregoli Theatre Company’s residency is supported by The Arts Council and the Creative Ireland Roscommon Programme
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