Singing. Painting. Reading. Watching films. Whether we realised it or not, the arts in one form or another were part of what got us through the COVID-19 lockdown and there is no reason not to keep enjoying them now the restrictions have been relaxed a little.
The Droichead Arts Centre has been busy preparing for their re-opening, which is taking place this Tuesday July 28th. Collette Farrell and her team have been busy working behind the scenes and plan to open the gallery in Stockwell Street initially, and then in September they're hoping to host an intimate live gig by local legends KERN in their fully seated venue.
The centre has a Covid Response Plan in place, which takes into consideration all the appropriate guidelines. The health and safety of artists, staff and the public are our priority throughout any of our projects or initiatives.
Droichead is also producing Solo@Home, a video podcast series curated by SJ McArdle between August 6th to 9th August as part of #DroicheadConnects. Musicians featured include Nuala Kennedy, world-renowned for her creative reimagining of Irish songs and her distinctive flute playing; Libyan-Irish songwriter and singer Farah Elle, whose ethos is to use her extraordinary music to spread positivity and awareness; composer of beautiful and deeply affecting improvisational piano compositions Úna Keane; and award-winning local composer, producer and guitarist Breifne Holohan.
Droichead's theatre company in residence is busy planning new work for Leanbh Children's Festival, and is working with Mosney Youth Theatre. More news to follow soon, and In late August storyteller, and artist in association, Grainne Rafferty will bring her unique take on The Children of Lir to LMFM. Watch this space!