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.