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16th Oct 2020
to 23rd Oct 2020

Age Range
All ages

FESTIVAL IN A VAN - FÉILE I VEAIN Getting the show on the road

A new mobile live arts event, Festival in a Van brings live performance to your door. Whether it’s a trad session at your window, a classical concert on the green, dramatic moments, or poets proclaiming in the garden; from this October, 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 in parks, streets, squares, care homes and more; making safe, fun arts experiences part of life once more. Supported by Creative Ireland, 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 streets, 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.

Dates of events:

Date 1 Friday Oct 16th 3x Primary Schools visited by "Candlelit Tales for Kids" 

Date 2 Friday Oct 23rd 3x Secondary Schools (2nd and 3rd year classes) visited by actors performing excerpts from "Romeo and Juliet" 

Age group

Day 1 Primary school 5-12yr olds

Day 2 Secondary school 2nd and 3rd years 14-15 year olds

Photo credit: Musican Finn Furey / Festival in a Van

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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