A mobile live arts event, Festival in a Van brings live performance to your door. Whether it’s a trad session at your window, Shakespeare and storytelling in a school yard, or a concert at a Care Home: Festival in a Van is touring nationwide, bringing the magic of live performance back to Ireland.
Three vans have been transformed as mini mobile venues, and are popping up at schools and care homes and, as restrictions lift, in parks and on city streets; making safe, fun arts experiences part of life once more. Supported by Creative Ireland, and with help from the Creative Schools initiative, and led by a team of theatre professionals, Festival in a Van is keeping live performance going, on the move, and coming to a place near you. Vans arrive to schools, housing estates or apartment blocks. They come to care homes, parking lots or village squares. The doors open. In one, an actor delivers a dramatic monologue. In another a musician makes their own kind of magic, a singer sings songs or arias. In another a poet recites, a writer reads.
Day 1 Thursday Nov 19th
School #1 Canal way ETNS Basin Lane
School #2 D7 ETNS Grangegorman
Day 2 Friday Nov 20th
School #1 Stratford NS Rathgar
School #2 Gaelscoil Clondalkin
Day 3 Monday Nov 23rd
School #1 Grace Park ETNS All hallows Drumcondra
School #2 Riverview ETNS Limekiln Avenue
Photo: Trevor Sexton Eigse Michael Hartnett Co Limerick
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.