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Event Highlight – Elemental Festival

Elemental Limerick Arts Festival takes place from 8-10th September 2017. The festival encompasses the arts in all their guises – there will be performances, workshops and a whole host of exciting and creative events at venues around the city, plus on-street activities and displays for everyone to enjoy. The festival also has a Green Charter, actively promoting the use of cleaner transport options, litter minimisation and segregation, upcycling, reducing water and energy usage and sourcing sustainable materials. Elemental programme a number of events with an emphasis on biodiversity to promote sustainability and biodiversity in a fun, inclusive way.

Check out some of the festival highlights below, and get out on the streets of Limerick over the weekend to see what surprises are in store!

Fri 8th Sept 1pm – No.1 Pery Square Hotel Tickets: €10

JOYCED! takes us on a chaotic, exciting, whirlwind odyssey through Joycean Dublin in 1904, from boater hats to gunfire, martello towers to drunken brawls. This is James Joyce like you’ve never seen him before!

Elemental Live Stage
Fri 8th Sept 7pm – Hunt Museum Entry: €10 Kids & OAPs: €5 Every year, students from around the globe come to Limerick to study music and dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. They spend a year in our state-of- the-art studios and classrooms, learning from world-renowned masters in their field. This year, we’re bringing these musicians to the Elemental Stage, with a special showcase of music, dance and song. The performance will range across time and space, including traditional Irish music, contemporary dance, and medieval ritual chant. An evening not to be missed!

Aardman Model making workshop
Sat 9th Sept Fab Lab, Rutland St. Tickets: €10

These modelling clay building workshops offer a truly unique experience and the opportunity to learn from an expert model-maker how to make the world-famous Aardman character Gromit. The workshops provide creative and hands-on activity for all ages! Participants will also get a rare chance to ask questions about Aardman Studios and hear about the animation process involved in the making of our award-winning films. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.

Booking essential go to Tickets: €10 plus booking fee per workshop per participant. Age 6+, Adults

Tapas – Theatre, Art, Poetry, Audio & Street
Sat 9th Sept 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm FREE EVENT Back by popular demand! These bite-sized performances, lasting only five to ten minutes, are turning up at a shop or café near you. Make sure you don’t miss them!

Celebrating Cecil Street
Sun 10th SEPT 2.30-5.30pm – The Gaff FREE EVENTS

Music, dance, food stalls and snippets of history all form part of the mix in a Sunday afternoon dedicated to celebrating Cecil St., past and present. Come along between 2.30pm and 5.30pm and help celebrate one of Limerick’s forgotten Georgian gems.
Events for the afternoon include: Open Air Jiving Lessons – Music Generation Limerick City – DJ set with Uncle Tom – Hip Hop dancers, Ashlea and Tana Rondezai – Line Dancing, Historic Glimpses – Hiram Wood will give a talk on the history of The GAFF building as Limerick’s original Quaker Meeting House. Sharon Slater, historian and writer, will give a short talk on some of Cecil Street’s social history Freespace Dialogue, and Fiona Woods invites members of the public into the courtyard of The GAFF to discuss issues of public space in the city, including future use of The GAFF.

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