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28th Sep 2023
to 1st Oct 2023

Age Range
All ages

Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures

Misleór, which means ‘wanderer’ in the Irish Traveller language Cant (aka Gammon), is an annual festival in Galway, which celebrates and connects nomadic peoples from around the world. It is a community-driven and Traveller-led event, organised by Galway Traveller Movement (GTM). The 5th Misleór Festival will take place in Galway from 28 Sept - 1 Oct 2023.

For this proposal, we want to develop and enhance our family programme for this year's Misleór Festival. This multi-disciplinary programme will include a number of free events for all ages, which celebrate Traveller and nomadic cultures:
- Storytelling session with Traveller artist Oein DeBhairduin - who will read his new children's book 'The Slug and The Snail'. This session will also include an arts/crafts workshop with Jane Ward (GTM). 
- Poetry circle, featuring local Traveller poets Julia Sweeney, Oein DeBhairduin and Lavie Olupona, and Romany poet Raine Geoghegan (UK).
- Music performance workshops and concert with young musicians from the local Traveller community - in partnership with Music Generation Galway City. 
- Outdoor exhibition of 'Crown', a photographic series on hair & identity in Traveller culture - in partnership with Galway City Museum.

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

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