The team at WhiteLight Consulting are proud to provide PR services to the Drogheda Arts Festival 2018. The 2018 line-up was revealed last week at a photocall at The d Hotel and the Festival promises something for everyone in this 7 seven day extravaganza of visual arts, music, theatre and so much more. The festival takes place from 1-7th May in venues right across Drogheda.
“Action packed and full of fun” declared Dep. Mayor of Drogheda Richie Culhane “it really has something for everyone.”
The 2018 Festival offers a diverse programme of music, theatre, visual arts, discussion, spoken word poetry and even a musical walking tour. It also specialises in family friendly events. The full line-up of free and ticketed events is available to view on www.DroghedaArtsFestival.ie.
The Festival is co-chaired by Elaine Cronin of Upstate Theatre and Collette Farrell of the Droichead Arts Centre. Elaine previews some of the highlights of this 2018 festival. “I’m really looking forward to seeing John Connors, of Love/Hate fame, in Dissenters, where he will share strong personal and political opinions. Hosted by Marie Louise Muir of BBC NI, this promises to be a really lively evening.”
She continues “Theatre highlights this year include The Star of Chester’s Lane a wonderful new play by Quintessence Theatre about the life of Drogheda’s legendary “Kate The Navvy”. Others include Take off your Cornflakes, The Immortals and Lysis plus dinner theatre at An Grianán with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Murder.”
Collette explains “Music is a huge part of the Drogheda Arts Festival. This year we welcome Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember, Trad musicians Zoe Conway and John McIntyre plus Japanese pianist Taka Kigawa, guest of Louth Contemporary Music Society. Don’t miss Songtrail, a musical walking tour of Drogheda taking place 4 times daily from Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th May.”
Other highlights include visual arts exhibitions in the Highlanes Gallery and Droichead Arts Centre, and an exclusive poetry event called “The Word” in Living Room in Sarsfields featuring world class poets and performers.
Saturday is family day with St Dominic’s Park playing host to lots of free family fun from 12.30-5.00pm. Visit the Big Top, the Imagination Playground and the kids’ comedy extravaganza Busy Ness.
Collette concludes “Bank Holiday Monday sees the Drogheda Arts Festival decamp to Beaulieu for more family fun, music and games. It also features stunning exclusive musical performances by Carl Corcoran in the chapel at Beaulieu and Goitse members, Áine McGeeney, Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane in the Great Hall. The perfect way to wrap up the bank holiday weekend.”
Check out the full line-up on www.DroghedaArtsFestival.ie. Book your tickets Book your tickets on line now or pop into the box office at the Droichead Arts Centre in Stockwell Street.