Gallery Trail
Jun
1
to Jun 4
Art

Gallery Trail

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Breathing new life into disused spaces.

On the Gallery Trail, eventgoers can experience firsthand how K-FEST’s 80+ artists act as temporary resuscitators, breathing new life into Killorglin’s vacant retail outlets, deserted buildings, and even domestic homes as they are transformed into a dozen bespoke pop-up galleries of all shapes and sizes.

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Peer Sharing + Mentoring w/ Marcus Cope
Jun
2
to Jun 3
Art

Peer Sharing + Mentoring w/ Marcus Cope

  • Killorglin, Co. Kerry Ireland (map)
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We are delighted to welcome artist Marcus Cope, curator and co-founder of the Marmite Prize for Painting, to K-FEST 2018. Marcus will meet with Screaming Pope Art Prize nominees and other visual artists at the the following events. Follow the ticket link to book your spot.

Artist's Talk with Marcus Cope

When: Saturday, 2nd June (11.00 – 11.30)

Where: An Sean Scoil, Killorglin

Places: 20 – 30

Peer Sharing Event

When: Saturday, 2nd June (11.45 - 13.15)

Where: An Sean Scoil, Killorglin

Places: Open to 4 Kerry artists and 4 artists from outside Kerry

Artists will make short (10 - 15min) presentations of their work to an intimate audience for feedback. After each presentation Marcus will facilitate a constructive and supportive discussion amongst the group. 

Sunday Morning Mentoring

When: Sunday, 3rd June (10.00 - 14.00)

Where: Various exhibition spaces in Killorglin.

Places: 8 | Cost: €10 | N.B. Application process

Marcus Cope will provide one-to-one mentoring sessions with current and previous participants of the Screaming Pope Art Prize.

Marcus Cope (b.1980) is a painter and co-founder and curator of the Marmite Prize for Painting. Recent solo shows were All the Chairs are Broken (2015) and Made in Lempa (2014) both at studio1.1, London; Another Man's Patter (2014) at Pluspace, Coventry. Recent group shows include Nature Morte (2016), Bohusläns Museum, Sweden; Radical Me (2016), Tannery Arts Project Space, London; Mind Out (2016), APT, London. Cope has been a visiting lecturer at many institutions including NCAD, Dublin; Camberwell College of Art, London; Chelsea College of Art, London; Northumbia University, Newcastle; Plymouth College of Art; Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus; and Coventry University. marcuscope.co.uk


This artist support initiative has been made possible through a partnership involving Creative Ireland at Kerry County Council, K-FEST and Visual Artists Ireland.

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A Galactic Experience
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

A Galactic Experience

An event meant for little explorers.

K-Kids will immerse themselves in the Milky Way Galaxy, where they’ll discover stars, constellations, planets, and more. An event meant for explorers, the space will have numerous hidden experiences and surprises behind every corner and curtain.

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Izzy And Jules’ Musical Garden
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Izzy And Jules’ Musical Garden

Possibilities are endless for Killorglin's budding musicians.

After journeying through the galaxy, children return to the light of day in the form of a magical, musical garden. A tactile experience, featuring a creative mix of musical sounds, the children will make their own songs from the wild and wacky instruments on show. All that’s required is a little bit of imagination.

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Busking Competition
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Busking Competition

All sorts of musical experiences in every corner of the town.

Street buskers will play in various locations throughout Killorglin Saturday and Sunday, competing for cash prizes each day. Buskers will range from traditional Irish music to pop and everything in between.

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BYOB Cinema: The Room
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

BYOB Cinema: The Room

"You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"

Acclaimed as one of the worst films ever made, this 2003 American independent film written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau centers on a melodramatic love triangle between amiable banker Johnny, his deceptive fiancée Lisa, and his conflicted best friend Mark. A significant portion of the film is dedicated to a series of unrelated subplots, most of which involve at least one supporting character and are left unresolved due to the film's inconsistent narrative structure. Great craic guaranteed. 

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Film Night w/ Jim Sheridan
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Film Night w/ Jim Sheridan

Playwright. Screenwriter. Film director. Film producer. Academy Award nominee.

K-FEST is proud to present Jim Sheridan, an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer.

Come and enjoy an intimate evening with Sheridan, as he leads a Q&A session at the C.Y.M.S. the Saturday of K-FEST (Note: our original K-FEST 2K18 Guide lists Friday as the event time; this has changed to Saturday).

In the few years from 1989 to 1993, Sheridan made three acclaimed films set in Ireland — including My Left Foot, The Field, and In the Name of the Father — that between them received 13 Academy Award nominations. Sheridan has personally received six Academy Award nominations.

Event is FREE. No tickets required.

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Peep Show
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Peep Show

Wetting the appetite for a night of poetry and debauchery.

In order to wet your appetites before the main event, the Poetry Brothel will host a daytime Peep Show. So, if you’re nervous about evening that promises to unfold — and you should be — this event will ease you into a night of poetry and debauchery.

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Dis-Miss
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Dis-Miss

19th-century Irish fiction: "practically in the hands of Irish women."

The literary tea towel is an Irish phenomenon that can be found hanging in half the pubs of Dublin and all the tourist shops. The tea towel features images of 12 Irish writers who are supposedly our greatest ever, yet there is not a woman in sight. In 1891, a commentator in the Daily Graphic asserted that Irish fiction was, just then, “practically in the hands of Irish women.” So what happened? Where did the woman go? At this unique event, hear from the fantastic female voices lighting up the Irish literary scene. A Q&A will explore how the female voice was erased from Irish literary history and the public will be invited to read aloud the works of the dismissed.

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The Poetry Brothel
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Poetry Brothel

Poetry can be intimate, poetry can be boisterous, poetry can celebrate the night.

An immersive literary cabaret nightclub experience, the Poetry Brothel is where musicians, burlesque dancers, body painters, drag queens, magicians, aerial acrobats, and tarot card readers mingle and perform — and where poetry takes the centre stage. An interactive experience, poets are even available to read poems to visitors one-on-one.

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Printmaking Workshop (for Kids)
Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Printmaking Workshop (for Kids)

Foam plate printing
with textured monoprint.

Limerick Printmakers returns again for a brand-new creative workshop for kids aged 5 through 12 years old. In this workshop, children will create colourful prints based on the theme of stars, carving into firm foam before printing on Limerick Printmakers' mobile printmaking press. The group will also explore monoprints, made by combining textured materials and shapes with lots of coloured ink.  

Each child will leave with their very own one-of-a-kind handmade prints.

Cost is only €5 per child. Booking ahead is highly recommended as there are limited slots available. Payment isn't due until the day of in the K-FEST office (Tourist Office) in Library Place.


To book today or for more information, contact Tricia O'Connor:

m: (085) 1144700

e: triciaoconnor18@gmail.com.

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Secret Cinema
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Secret Cinema

Follow the clues, sit in on the secret.

The Secret Cinema returns to K-FEST in 2018. After the roaring success of “Searching For Sugarman” in the Mill at K-FEST 2K14, the mysterious Secret Cine Club is back with another intriguing feature in Killorglin. Keep on eagle eye out for the clues both on social media and around the town.

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Poetry in the Park
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry in the Park

Reciting under the sun... and challenging our perceptions.

A family-friendly event that involves poetry readings by the beautiful River Laune, Poetry in the Park brings poetry outdoors to adults and children alike through a range of actions, media, and environments that challenge people's perceptions about poetry, how it is delivered, and how we can relate to it.

An event geared toward all ability levels, poetry can be in any language, and everyone is welcomed to share their poetry or just to come along and listen. 

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Printmaking Workshop (for Adults)
Jun
3
2:30 PM14:30

Printmaking Workshop (for Adults)

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Drypoint Printmaking with Chine Collé.

Limerick Printmakers returns again for a brand-new creative workshop, featuring drypoint printmaking and chine collé. Drypoint printmaking is a printmaking technique whereby an image is drawn directly into the surface of a Perspex plate. Chine collé involves adding fine tissue paper to sections of the print. The two techniques combine beautifully. 

Those taking part will print their own plates on Limerick Printmakers' mobile press and will finish the workshop with their own handmade print.

Cost is only €5 per person. Booking ahead is highly recommended as there are limited slots available. Payment isn't due until the day of in the K-FEST office (Tourist Office) in Library Place.


To book today or for more information, contact Tricia O'Connor:

m: (085) 1144700

e: triciaoconnor18@gmail.com.

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Obsession w/ Lewis Kenny
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Obsession w/ Lewis Kenny

Where do we draw the line between disposition and addiction?

Shifty, a working-class waster and dedicated session warrior, documents the six stages of the evolution of an Irish sesh-head. The Streets. The Gaff. The Club. The Rave. The Festival and The Final Comedown. An inward look of an Irish youth’s strongest obsession. It’s love of the session. Is it a harmless trait? Are we swallowing poison and calling it love? Where do we draw the line between disposition and addiction?

Join us to witness this one-man performance by award-winning spoken word artist, Lewis Kenny.

Cost is 8 at the door.

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Soundings
Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Soundings

THE book that launched a thousand Leaving Cert meltdowns is making a comeback.

For anybody who sat the Leaving Cert between 1969 and 2000, the tattered tome often elicited strong emotions, and it wasn’t from the poetry. It is one of the few textbooks in Ireland that has achieved a legendary status. Let's face it: anybody who had to study it remembers Soundings.

First published as a hastily arranged, interim anthology, Soundings stayed on the English Leaving Cert curriculum for a remarkable 31 years. Just how old-fashioned it was is illustrated in the fact that when it was published, it contained only one living poet and just one female poet.

In this event, audience members will get a chance to recite from the old, familiar favourites.

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Screaming Pope Prize Ceremony
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00
Art

Screaming Pope Prize Ceremony

Recognising barrier-breaking visual art.

The Screaming Pope Prize, exclusively organised by K-FEST, honours a single outstanding work of visual art. The ceremony, open to all K-FEST artists, performers, and festival attenders, includes a wine reception and entertainment. A panel of judges — comprising artists, curators, and art experts — will select four finalists and one winner. All five will be invited to return to the following K-FEST and exhibit in an exclusive Screaming Pope Prize Gallery. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize.

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Rambling House
Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Rambling House

Last day of 2K18 — what's left to say?

 

Our exit event, the Rambling House, goes until we stop, ending the weekend on whatever note we want. All are welcomed to take the floor and sing, play, dance, tell, read, recite, or recede into the background as a well-entertained audience member.

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