Arts festivals

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

Date
Aug 03 2018 - Aug 12 2018
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Contact details

Address

Birr, Birr, Offaly,
Ms Janine Wilson
E: janine.birrvintageweek@gmail.com

Turn back time during the Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival; enjoy the town's beautiful surroundings, its history and heritage, and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern programmed events.

The Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival has evolved over the years into an historical, cultural and community-focussed celebration of the town. Locals and visitors, old friends and new, are invited to step back in time, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Birr, its history and heritage, and to revel in its contemporary culture with the dynamic range of vintage and modern events in its all-inclusive programme throughout the festival week.

The arts have played a central role since the festival began in 1968, and this year’s Visual Arts Trail is no exception, with over a hundred visiting and local artists showcasing work in all media.

Exhibitions and pop-up studios will transform previously vacant spaces into creative hubs, with masterclasses, workshops, artist talks and demonstrations also taking place.

Over 200 events are programmed to showcase the best of Birr, and, with annual favourites and new events, vintage flavour and modern entertainment throughout, the 50th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival promises to be a memorable event inspiring participation and enjoyment for all those who come out and sample the events in this wonderful setting – proudly part of Ireland’s Ancient East.

Admission
€5 - €20