Saturday 18 May 2019, 10:30am-4:30pm
The Backyard Arts & Cultural Centre, Moynehall House, Moynehall Cavan

Tiny Plays, Big Ideas with Rosemary Jenkinson

Ever wanted to write for the stage? During this one-day workshop, participants will find out how to create hard-hitting, eye-catching short plays. Attendees will be challenged to come up with fresh, cutting-edge ideas as they learn how to craft high-impact dialogue and how to navigate the competitive world of contemporary theatre. Expect insights on interacting with dramaturgs, actors and directors, advice on where to send your script and practical scriptwriting tips/exercises for all levels.

Rosemary Jenkinson is an acclaimed and prolific playwright whose plays include: The Bonefire, Planet Belfast, Here Comes the Night, Michelle and Arlene and Lives in Translation. She also writes short stories with her short story collection Catholic Boy was described by Mia Gallagher as “cunningly seductive, by turns raucous, wry and tender. A gifted storyteller, Jenkinson leavens even her darkest materials with biting, effervescent wit – while never breaking faith with the small, shabby realities of her endearing cast of liars, rogues, sex-addicts and former World Champion snooker players.

Saturday 18 May 2019, 11am - 4pm
Con Smith Park

Learn to Walk the Tight Wire with Galway Community Circus

Join our Funline Workshops and get a glimpse into the life of a high-wire walker with Galway Community Circus tutors as they bring their project ‘Wires Crossed’ to the Cavan Arts Festival! Wires Crossed is an international community project promoting mental wellbeing through the art of wire-walking and one of the flagship projects of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. The project culminates in August 2020 in Galway City where 400 people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and abilities will participate in a world-record spectacle crossing of the River Corrib and Claddagh Basin on high-wires over 2020 minutes. The workshops are suitable for ages 10 years and up (no upper age limit!). No previous experience needed. Please wear comfortable shoes and join in the fun.
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Saturday 18 May 2019, 12pm
The Big Top, Con Smith Park

Free Percussion Workshop & Talk with Jazz Drummer Virtuoso David Lyttle

The David Lyttle Trio will perform in the Big Top later in the afternoon at 4pm.