Festivals

Kinsale Arts Festival

Date
Sep 19 2014 - Sep 28 2014
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Address

Kinsale, Cork, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)214700877
E: admin@kinsaleartsfestival.com

An annual celebration of international and local arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of a seaside town in Co. Cork each September.

Kinsale Arts Festival is an annual celebration of international and local arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of a seaside town in Co. Cork each September.

As the festival marks its 10 year anniversary in 2014, it has become an integral part of Ireland's cultural calendar, welcoming a selection of the most exciting established and emerging artists, writers and performers to take over the town.

The festival works outside of traditional cultural spaces, transforming all possible places and spaces throughout the historic town – churches, boats, halls and harbours – into temporary homes for theatre, music, literature, food, film, dance and visual art. Presenting local artists alongside established artists of international standing is integral to the festival's mission, and it seeks to provide a platform for supporting emerging talent throughout the programme.

For nearly a decade, Kinsale Arts Festival has been commissioning and hosting work from outstanding artists, writers, performers and companies of international repute including Brian O'Doherty, Anya Gallaccio, Janet Mullarney, Sinead Cusack, Alice Maher, Mark O'Halloran, Alan Phelan, Michael Morpurgo, Lord Puttnam, Edna O'Brien, Billy Cowie, Fionnuala Flannegan, Neil Jordan, Nevan Lahart, Donald Teskey, Maud Cotter, Diana Copperwhite, Michael D Higgins, Curious, The Traverse Theatre Company and Derek Mahon.