'Local Connections' is a collaborative project between artists from Print Van Go, travelling print studio and Local Link Tipperary Bus Service. Running from August to October 2020, this project will take place along a number of the Local Link Tipperary routes, with invitations to the bus service communities to participate in a series of conversations and printmaking and bookmaking activities in order to promote creativity and storytelling. Each week a new 'how to' creative booklet or zine, available through the bus drivers and at selected bus stops. Project packs will be posted out to people who have signed up to a mailing list.
The aim of the project is to explore the significance of the local bus service and tap into its potential to capture and share the stories and experiences of the people and places it links. Other project aims include making arts and creative experiences more accessible to a wider audience while building a deeper understanding of how the community interacts and connects with place, landscape and local environment. What the artists wants is to create a playful space for community and public participation in order to share and champion local stories, personal histories and local people as well as celebrating the diverse voices in our communities.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.