Like an ice cream van for the arts, Festival in a Van brings entertainment outside and makes it mobile!
Teaming up with the lovely people at Poetry Ireland, Festival in a Van takes to the road this summer to present 'Words Move'. Ten Counties, Ten Poets, plus Singer Songwriters all coming together to remind us just how much words can truly move.
Draíocht is delighted to present Beau Williams (poet) and Maria Kelly (singer/songwriter) in your locale this July. If you are a Care Home, Residential Setting, Community Centre or similar, located in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, and you meet the space requirements, then you can apply.
Festival in a Van’s Gemma Tipton said, “Last year it was amazing to be able to put on shows, and now as things open up, we’re thrilled to be working with such brilliantly creative people on this tour. I think many of us rediscovered poetry during lockdown, so it feels very special to be putting it centre stage.” “We are also thrilled with the poets and musicians joining us. Finn Furey played our very first gig in a stubble field in Carlow, David Hope joined us in Limerick last year, while Landless and Farah Elle are new to the Van, but their music is so incredibly moving they’re the perfect people for these gigs,” she added.
Poetry Ireland Director, Niamh O’Donnell, said, “We’re delighted to partner with Festival in a Van to bring talented poets and musicians, in a safe way, to diverse audiences across the country. Partnering with Arts Officers, care homes, community groups, service providers and arts centres, we’re all working together to engage, entertain and inspire people in their own locality with some incredible talents”.
Supported by a Touring Grant from the Arts Council, and by Creative Ireland.
Can we come to your Place?
Please check the list of requirements. Potential hosts will be checked for suitability on a first come first served basis.
APPLY BY EMAIL NOW and give us as much information as you can.
DEADLINE: 9TH JULY 2021