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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Artistic minds will flourish at 2014 Gap Arts Festival

Fintan Lambe

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

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PLANS are well under way for The Gap Arts Festival which takes place on August 8 and 9, and places are now available in dance and drama workshops. However, the organisers say that places are very limited, so early booking is advised.

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The workshops are being offered for different age groups: under-10s; over-10s; and adults. For further information and booking, call the Community Association Office in Kilanerin on 089 4456184.

'We're very lucky the way local people and artists have responded to the festival and offered their services to the community,' said festival director Garrett Keogh.

'But these workshops are very popular and they book out very quickly.'

He pointed to this year's Gap Festival Documentary Film Making Project as an example.

'The group of 16, most of whom knew nothing about film making, has just finished a two-day shoot of a short film about the Gap Horseshoe Team,' he said. 'It's being edited at the moment and will be premiered at the Festival.

But this project was over-subscribed, and the last thing we want is to turn people away.'

No experience is required for the Drama and Dance workshops, but places are allocated on a first come first served.

The drama workshops will be given by Paula D'Arcy, a fully qualified Speech and Drama teacher with the Leinster School of Music and Drama, who has been teaching drama alongside her school work for over 10 years. She is a founder member of Yellow Moon Theatre Company, Gorey.

Jo Verlinden, a dance artist specialising in dance education is a post graduate in Dance Education from Trinity Laban Conservatory in London. She has worked in dance with groups of adults and children throughout County Wexford.

The full programme for the festival will be announced shortly.

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