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Golden Jackets & Black Bow Ties

1st Jul 2019
to 21st Dec 2019

Age Range
All ages

Iontas Theatre


To explore the Musical Heritage of Castleblayney by involving young people, musicians and their families in reminiscence about the 'Showbands' era from the 1950's to the 1980's. 

The project will document and record stories from the period from people who attended the dances, the musicians who played and their families as a social history of the period. 

The project will collect memorabilia, photos and film from the era and produce an exhibition. 

The project promoters will produced a play based on the stories collected and by working with actors in devising a theatre production. 

The project is collaborative involving local amateur actors and creative designers for the play, whilst engaging and working with the community in perserving local history. 

The project will harness creativity of the community and make it into an artistic enterprise. From the stories collected and scripting an original theatre piece, this process of devising and writing an original play is developing and investing in our local creative and cultural infrastructure namely people themselves. 

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

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