The full programme of the 23rd Earagail Arts Festival will be available online at www.eaf.ie from 3pm, tomorrow, Saturday 11th June 2011 and the festival team with some of our featured artists will be on the streets of Letterkenny this Saturday from 3pm handing out the new printed Festival Brochure, packed with the the upcoming events.Watch out for the free cupcakes!
Over the next week the brochures will be available in shops, cafes and various outlets across Donegal, Sligo, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Belfast and Dublin.
Calling all Volunteers – Earagail Needs You!
Every year, the Earagail Arts Festival depends upon a network of volunteers who donate their time and play a vital part in making the festival a success. As we are fast approaching the Festival 2011 we need another wonderful and fun crew of volunteers to help out at events. The Earagail Arts Festival could not run without your support and help so please do join us in promoting Donegal. Not only is it a great addition to your CV but you gain a variety of experience and hopefully make some life-long friends!
We are looking for people to volunteer from the beginning of June through to the end of July in a number of roles such as, administration, stewarding, box office, driving and much more.
Guth Gafa – 10th to 14th June 2011
The 6th edition of the Guth Gafa Film Festival will once again open a window to a world of personal and cultural stories, climate justice, eco-terrorism vs. green activism, human rights and a call to action on social issues and societal responsibility. It will once again take place in Gortahork, County Donegal. Guth Gafa will show an important selection of outstanding films with a focus on environmental, social and human rights issues in Ireland and globally.
Some programme highlights include Republic of Ireland premiere of Sundance World Cinema winner Position Among The Stars by the well-known director Leonard Retel Helmrich (The Netherlands); the winner of the 53rd Dok Leipzig Festival Vodka Factory by Jerzy Sladkowski (Sweden) and many more. There will also be a selection of family and children’s screenings.
‘Climate Action 2011 Event’ – a two day event will highlight Environmental Justice and Climate Adaptation issues, with screenings discussions, theatre and music performances. The Climate Action 2011 initiative is produced in partnership with the Centre for Social Action Media (The SAM Centre) in Donegal.
‘The Next Generation’ is a new curated Student Film programme of 8 to 10 outstanding short documentaries made by young film students.
Visitors can enjoy the Festival Café, local pubs with their legendary Gaeltacht hospitality and traditional music. Check out the Guth Gafa festival website www.guthgafa.com for full details of our programme, special industry events, family screenings, weekend packages and bookings.
Colgan Heritage Weekend
The Colgan Heritage Group are looking forward to a packed weekend of activities and talks from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of June, in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Inishowen, Co Donegal. The theme this year is ‘Emigration Past and Present’.
Kevin Myers Irish historian, journalist, writer and broadcaster will kick-start the official opening at 8pm on Friday 24th June in the Colgan Hall. Among the distinguished guest speakers will be, Sean Mc Cool, John Ward and Keith Smith.
Attractions of the weekend will be an Art Exhibition, Dance, Book Launch, Genealogy Workshops, Concert, Book Exhibitions and lots more.
For more information contact Janette, Colgan Community and Resource Centre on 074-9329377 or see local press.
Friends & Patrons Scheme
This is your opportunity to support the Earagail Arts Festival and now more than ever we need your support. Join us and enjoy your best Festival ever. Offers include free tickets, discounts to events, company name listed on our website and much more!
Business Patron €300