Thursday 20 June 2019

A Kaleidoscope of sounds

Russborough House will play host to music and arts festival for all the family. Myles Buchanan reports

Singer Imelda May
Singer Imelda May

Myles Buchanan

Ireland's newest festival 'Kaleidoscope' have unveiled their creative programme 'Wonderland' which will feature eight stages, workshops and inspirational activities for all ages.

The three day camping festival takes place in the stunning grounds of Russborough House from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. Some of the acts due to perform include Bell X1, Tom Odell, Imelda May and The Riptide Movement.

'Wonderland' will take place in two locations, each tailored to specific age groups.

'Wonderland in the Woods' is for the younger children aged fur to ten and is set in a magical wonderland. You cross a magical red Japanese footbridge to arrive on the whimsical Lady Beit Island which is surrounded by the tallest and rarest trees on the Russborough estate.

'Wonderland in the Walled Garden' has been designed to entertain and educate the all-knowing teenagers in the family from aged ten to 16. The stunning walled gardens are the perfect setting to be inspired and creative with everything from photography, animation and film workshops to story book clinics and writing and much more.

There will be four stages for younger children with an emphasis on science, history and nature, creativity, storytelling and workshops. The four stages for older teens will focus on creativity, storytelling, workshops and empowerment.

Over the course of the festival, dozens of creative and brilliant minds will converge on Russborough House to deliver an innovative programme of truly epic proportions for children and teenagers

Kaleidoscope Festival is encouraging budding creatives and visual minds of all ages and abilities to pack their sketchbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils and cameras and dive into the art and photography workshops taking place across the weekend.

With contributors from all walks of artistic life, from the incomparable Don Conroy to the Hen's Teeth Doodlebooth, graphic designers to the National Gallery of Ireland - festival goers are invited to engage in workshops and talks designed to prove that art and inspiration come in many different guises.

Wonderland's demos, talks and workshops will be led by a huge variety of top Irish and international artists including: Aga Grandowicz, Al Murphy, Andy Rementer, Aoife Dooley, Boys and Girls, Cian Ryan, Deirdre Breen, Design Partners, Ian Anderson TDR, ICAD, Izzy Wheels, Jon Burgerman, Mack Signs, Morag Myerscough, RichardsDee, Signs of Power, WhyDesign and many more to be announced.

There will also be a wealth of musical arts including performances from Bell X1, Tom Odell, Imelda May, The Riptide Movement, Wild Youth, Wyveryn Lingo and many more.

To book log onto Camping and non camping tickets are available.

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