Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland | 12th-28th September 2017
ArtWaves Launch 2017
Please join us for the launch of ArtWaves 2017 which showcases the many talented local artists in Fingal. ArtWaves represents the visual art element of the annual Skerries Soundwaves Festival.
ArtWaves will be formally launched by the Mayor of Fingal, Mary McCamley in Floraville on Strand Street, Skerries, 12.30-1.30pm
ArtWaves and The Art Trail, an exhibition of work by artists, photographers and designers living and/or working in the Fingal area. The exhibition sites are a combination of different venues, such as Skerries Mills, shop windows, business premises and public spaces, which creates the Art Trail around Skerries town.
Performance Art by Artist Douglas Mooney
Interaction is the key element in ‘Table Talk’, the table refines the public space and provides for chance interaction and engagement, the artist while present, acts as an initiator rather than a controller of outcome. Mooney is influenced by such artists as Joseph Beuys’ - a German Fluxus, in his exploration of Beuys’ term Social Sculpture ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ in which Beuys illustrates his idea of art’s potential to transform society including human activity, named a kind of artwork that takes place in the social realm, an art that requires social engagement, the participation of its audience, for its completion.
The artist cites chance as a crucial element in this work, the piece - a happening in the public domain, is completed and formed by its engagement with the people - in turn their interaction and outcome is governed by chance, creating a unique and constantly redefined artwork. Performance Art by Artist Douglas Mooney LOCATION: In front of Skerries Library, Strand St., Skerries TIME: 1.30 - 3.30pm FREE EVENT - ALL WELCOME
This exhibition aims to showcase the wonderful artistic talent of artists living and working in Fingal. It is also the starting point for our Art Trail Guided Tours/Walks. The exhibition runs daily from Tue 12th – Sun 24th September in the Cafe at Skerries Mills. www.skerriesmills.ie
The Venture scouts will showcase a scout camp fire in the grounds of Floraville. Starting at Sunset at 19.40pm and will last for 11/2 hours. The 98th Dublin Scout group welcomes all members of the public to join in and it will be suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). All we ask is that you participate, there is no requirement to be able to hold a tune and most of the songs will be easy to follow. A scout camp fire traditionally is a time on camp when all the scouts enjoy a sing-song around the fire. It is a fantastic to see a troop of scouts in action. It is a magical way to end a day on camp. It may get noisy and some of the songs have actions, be prepared to get up and move about. Marshmallows might even be toasted at the end of the night. If you would like any further information on this event please email Stephen Halpin on thehalpos [@] gmail.com. For info on Scouting in Ireland visit the website www.scouts.ie
The Dubliners Dilemma (15yrs+)
VENUE: Little Theatre, Skerries DATE: 16.09.2017 TIME: 7pm TICKETS: Adults €15 TICKETS: Skerries News Office, Thomas Hand St., Skerries
Written and performed by Declan Gorman Co-Motion Media in association with Bachelors Walk Productions presents THE DUBLINERS DILEMMA, based on ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce and directed by Gerard Lee. Prior to touring in America and India this Autumn, Loughshinny writer-performer Declan Gorman comes home to Skerries with his internationally acclaimed solo show. A glimpse into the life and world of the young genius James Joyce, the play begins shortly before World War 1. In his London basement, publisher Grant Richards, re-reads the manuscript of Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ and recalls his uncomfortable correspondence with the truculent author eight years earlier. Richards was among the first to reject Joyce’s masterpiece on grounds it might breach obscenity laws. Should he reconsider his original position and publish now? In all their magical glory, the stories of Dublin come to vivid life around him.
Recycling used Coca Cola bottles, 3 classes of 10 - 15 year olds created unique pieces of art - some functional, some merely decorative but all works of art.
Soundwaves Minecraft 2017
Minecraft fans are invited to build the Skerries of their imagination VENUE: Online and The Little Theatre TICKETS: €5, includes Wrap Party Dates: 20-23.09.2017 and Wrap Party 24.09.2017 Server Open: Wed-Fri: 3- 8pm and Sat: 11- 6 pm TICKETS: www.skerriessoundwaves.com
The Skerries Soundwaves Minecraft Project is back for an amazing 6th time - and this year, we’re hoping to get as many of the original participants as possible, as well as welcoming brand new players.
Two competitions: Skerries & Fantasy. Three age groups. Winners will be announced at the famous wrap party (included in the server pass fee of €5), Sunday 24 Sept, 4.30 - 5.30pm in the Old School, Room 1, Skerries.
To participate, players will need to own Minecraft for the PC (the Java edition, not the Tablet / XBox / Wii / Smartphone version). If in doubt, contact us at info [@] soundwavesminecraft.com before buying a server pass. For more info: www.soundwavesminecraft.com
Sunrise Sand Art Challenge
with Sand Artist Sean Corcoran
VENUE: South Strand Beach Dates: 21.09.2017 and 22-24.09.2017 TIME: time on 21st TBC, 23rd-24th 6am! FREE Event Booking Essential FOR INFORMATION: www.skerriessoundwaves.com
I would like to offer a limited number of places for the Sunrise Sand Art Challenge to members of the public as well as others artists, performers, photographers and film makers. Be part of a unique collaborative experience. If you are interested it is something truly special. Please ring me on 087 2524657 and we can discuss some ideas and what would be involved. Please note you will have to be prepared to be on the sand at 6am! Sean Corcoran is a visual artist based in Waterford best known for his sand art. He creates massive drawings on beaches around Ireland and the UK with a garden rake! The drawings usually take between 2 and 4 hours to complete. These works of art are best recorded using a drone and the resulting aerial footage is often showcased as short films.
Launching at the Skerries Soundwaves Festival our Young Community Orchestra will perform a number of pieces including ‘Tale As Old As Time’ from Beauty and The Beast, Star Wars Main Theme music and two Irish traditional tunes: ‘Maggie in The Wood’ and ‘Kerry Polka’. The Community Youth Orchestra is a collaboration between the Skerries Soundwaves Festival and Keys & Strings School of Music, based in Skerries and Rush. Currently, we have 10 violins, 3 flutes and tin whistles, 2 percussions and a guitar. We welcomed music students aged between 11-17yrs from the Rush Lusk and Skerries areas. www.keysandstrings.ie
Fergus Byrne will make a performance in response to several visits to Skerries during which he has been observing the tides in relation to the breath!
He will begin the performance at low tide continuing through to high tide on the South beach (the rugby club end of the beach) from 7.45am. The public are welcome to attend throughout this time span.
There is a scheduled meeting point outside Skerries Mills at 1.45pm where the artist will bring the audience to the beach for the remainder of the performance!
Story-Time (Suitable 3-6yrs)
With Actress/Writer Deborah Wiseman
VENUE: Holmpatrick National School DATE: 24.09.2017 TIME: 12.45pm - 2pm TICKETS: €5 FAMILY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE TICKETS: Skerries News Office, Thomas Hand St., Skerries
Storyteller and Performer, Deborah Wiseman is back in Holmpatrick National School from 12.45pm - 2pm to enthral children 3-6 years, with her fantastical stories of adventure and wonder. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Story-time is a fun interactive event for children and as well as listening to the amazing adventures in Deborah’s stories, the children will be guided and encouraged to create a brand new story together.
Deborah is an actor and a writer. She most recently narrated Amazon’s best selling children’s book ‘Cats On The Run’. She is currently voicing ‘I am a Fish’ and ‘Brewster the Rooster’ cartoons for RTE. Junior.
SoundWaves Street Party
Celebrating Soundwaves in Floraville Park
VENUE: Floraville Park, Strand Street DATE: 24.09.2017 TIME: 12.30 - 5.30pm FREE EVENT - ALL WELCOME
Our annual street party has a new twist this year as we are taking over Floraville with a selection of fantastic music for all ages to enjoy. 12.30 - 1.30pm First up is our newly formed Community Youth Orchestra which has been set up by Keys & Strings Music School in collaboration with Soundwaves. 2pm - 4pm - Ukulele Band 4pm - 5.30pm - Battle of the Bands Winners A selection of food and craft stalls will be located in various places on either side of Strand Street. This is a great opportunity for clubs and schools to raise funds, as there is no charge and it is a fun way to enjoy the day. Contact Niamh for information: e: nquigleyf [@] gmail.com