Planning a Mid-October break to Ireland?
Join us in Kinsale when Kinsale Arts Festival hosts a weekend of free events in celebration of The Gathering on 12 & 13 October 2013.
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Programme of Events
COME HOME FOR YOUR TEA
Banter hosted by Jim Carroll
Celebrating all things food, home and hospitality, Kinsale Arts Festival is delighted to announce the return of Banter with Jim Carroll for two days of conversations and talking shop around the theme Come Home For Your Tea. Banter will feature special guests from the world of Irish arts and culture debating hot topics such as ‘What’s On Your Plate?’ and ‘#Next, What Comes after Social Media?’ Running alongside Kinsale’s 37th Gourmet Festival, it’s a weekend not to be missed for visitors and locals alike.
Saturday 12 October 12-6pm
Sunday 13 October 10.30am-7pm
The Black Pig, The Folk House, The Seanachai, Charles Fort, O’Herlihy’s
Philip King | Darina Allen | Patrick Guinness | Colm Mac Con Iomaire | Una Mullally | Manchan Magan | Caroline Hennessy | Ciaran Fitzgerald | Gerry Godley | Damien Mulley | Tim Magee | Something & Son | Sarah O’Brien
Plus Kinsale Art Studios open their doors to host free tea parties and special Gathering offers.
Saturday 12 October
From Assam to Oolong – Launch Event
Join curator Tessa Fitzjohn and the Kinsale Arts Festival team for a cup or three of chai or tea as we toast the official launch of the Come Home For Your Tea Weekend with a taste of this mighty drink in all its global variety and splendor.
What’s on Your Plate?
Darina Allen (Ballymaloe Cookery School), Caroline Hennessy (Bibliocook) and Gerry Godley (Hot Potatoes)
The Black Pig Wine Bar & Café
From celebrity cheffing and annual cookbooks to restaurant hype and bluster, the simple act of eating well has become embued with all manner of connotations and associations. But in a time when many families struggle to feed themselves and food poverty is a real issue, is it time for a back to basics movement?
#Next – what comes after Social Media?
Una Mullally (Irish Times) and Damien Mulley (Mulley Communications)
The Folk House
Facebook and Twitter have been in the dock all year long and as we’ve seen with every technological innovation from MySpace to Bebo, nothing lasts forever. What comes after social media? What will replace our constant tweeting and updates? What will Web 4.0 look like?
A Special Relationship
Patrick Guinness (Historian and Author) & Manchan Magan (Travel Writer)
A discussion on the relationship between this little island and the big island to the right of us. A group of Englishmen living in Ireland and Irishmen talk about the how and the why of us and them.
Sunday 13 October
Banter moves to Kinsale’s iconic heritage site, Charles Fort. Enjoy afternoon tea, stimulating discussions and musical interludes in one of Ireland’s most spectacular 17th century settings, with free entry between 10.30am and 4pm.
Something & Son (London Design Practice)
Talk + Q&A
Join design practice Something & Son as they talk about their Compost Tea Bar and other projects exploring the creation of a more sustainable world. The rotting compost Tea Bar was designed for the Victoria & Albert Museum using energy from kitchen waste compost to boil cups of tea. Something & Son is Andy Merritt and Paul Smyth – an innovative collaboration reflecting a passion for social enterprise, environment, engineering and art. Previous projects include the Compost Tea Bar, urban growing cafe Farm:Shop and CARpark, which used basic permaculture principles to turn a scrapyard car into a comfortable communal space.
Other Voices – With Philip King
A conversation with the Dingle-based Corkman about the art and the business of putting music on screen from the most westerly and wildest point in Europe.
Failte – the Irish hospitality industry
Tim Magee (Host & Company PR) and Ciaran Fitzgerald (Blue Haven)
If we as a nation want to put our best face out and are promoting The Gathering as a come-home-to-Ireland initiative, how do we make sure our hospitality industry also comes up to the mark?
Music and Talk with Colm Mac Con Iomaire
A member of The Frames since day one and the violinist with The Swell Season touring band, Colm will be talking about his life in music. He will also be playing some tunes for us. Expect to hear some magic from his debut solo album “The Hare’s Corner”.
From Stove to Studio – with artist Sarah O’ Brien
O’ Herlihy’s, The Glen
An evening of musings upon the relationship between food and art production. Join Kinsale artist Sarah O’Brien for a light-hearted lecture exploring the historic love affair between food and art, from the fervent cafe culture of Paris and Barcelona, to the contemporary projects of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Cork-based artists, The Domestic Godless.
Artists Giles Norman, Hilary Hale and Louise McKeon invite you for tea. This is a unique opportunity to meet with leading Irish contemporary artists in their galleries and find out more about their work. Special Gathering offers will apply to artwork sold during the weekend.
Giles Norman Gallery
45 Main Street, Kinsale
Hilary Hale Gallery
Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale
Featuring work by wood turner Hilary Hale & artists Hilary Nunan, Ralph Pickles, Sara Roberts, Roser Perez i Barrett and Peter Wolsternholm.
Louise McKeon Gallery
Castlecove House, Castlelands, Kinsale
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