3 July 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
The third annual Tracton Arts Festival 2017 will run from July 6-9 at the Tracton Arts and Community Centre, a restored Georgian former schoolhouse in Minane Bridge, Cork.
The festival will open officially on Thursday July 6th at 7pm with a champagne reception, sponsored by Stonewell Cider, to which all are welcome. This will be followed by a concert by Luka Bloom in The Inkwell Theatre at 8.30pm.
Events include an art exhibition to mark the tenth anniversary of the Tracton Artists group, comprising over 25 painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, wood turners and mixed media artists. The exhibition will run for the duration of the festival.
Other highlights of the festival weekend include live musical performances by bands and musician such as Jack O’Rourke, and the screening of films such as Glassland and a new documentary on Vermeer. There will also be several workshops for visitors to participate in such as animation, painting and raku pottery workshops.
Artist, Victor Richardson, said: “We have something for everyone, from puppet shows and storytelling to artisan food, nature walks, foraging expeditions and presentations.
“We are fortunate to have this wonderful building as the festival hub. The original building, dating from the 1820’s, has been extended to include The Inkwell Theatre, a state-of-the-art theatre, which is fast becoming a destination for cultural events in County Cork and beyond.
“We hope that as many people as possible with join us in Minane Bridge for some fun and games, culture, history, art and craic.”
For further information and tickets for events visit the Tracton Arts Festival website at www.theinkwelltheatre.org