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Date(s) - 01/06/2015-30/09/2015
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The Viking Triangle and City Centre


11427035_400728700118985_674129244522825529_nARTBEAT: Central Arts are again delighted to announce the fantastic line-up that they have put together for ArtBeat 2015 festival. Surrounded by the beautiful ruins of Greyfriars in Baileys New Street, visitors can expect to be entertained by an eclectic range of local and national bands.This event will be every Saturday afternoon throughout the summer months at this beautiful setting…..and all FOR FREE! Rock N’ Roll the summer away at ArtBeat.

11181307_406044269587428_20128016158337928_nActs Confirmed:
Buffalo Sunn, Travis Oaks, Cave Ghosts, Youth Mass, Twin Headed Wolf, In The Willows, Cut Once, Beef Supreme, Yachtrock, Duende Dogs, Brass Phantoms, Ras Tinny, Cause + Effect, Skelp, John Keane, Anna-Liese, Crome Yellow, YouNameUs, Back Road Smokers Club, Cal Pacino, Collides, Japser Rua, Ashley Loftus, Od Sox and one very special act to be revealed soon. Look out also for street performers, magicians and dancers who will be amongst the crowd to entertain old and young alike.

ArtBeat is brought to you in association with Waterford City Arts Officer & Central Arts as part of its Summer In The City 2015 programme.

11665688_847896441930270_5478091380790770302_nART ON THE RAILINGS 2015: Calling all artists; designers; photographers….are you looking for some where to exhibit your works other than the conventional art gallery setting? Why not join Art On The Railings 2015 and be part of this unique outdoor exhibition which has been brightening up the streets of Waterford for the past two years during the summer months. So, we are looking for artists that are interested in hanging their artwork from as many spaces as possible in the Viking Triangle and surrounding areas on four Saturdays from 11 am – 4pm

Confirmed dates for 2015 are:
DSCN574230 May -Viking Rocks weekend; 27 June- The Viking Marathon; 1 August- Spraoi; and finally, 12 September- Harvest Festival.
Artists of all levels are invited to take part and spaces will be reserved on a first come first served basis. The organisers will accommodate as many mediums as possible so if you can find a way to hang your work we want you to be part of the gathering.

If you enjoy being surrounded by lovely art, please come out and support Art On The Railings in the summer by viewing, having a chat with and maybe even buying a piece of art from the artists!

Art On The Railings 2015 is a collaboration between Conor Nolan (CAO Waterford Arts Office) and Fiona McHardy (CEO Waterford Viking Triangle Trust Co).

Contact Details:Emer Powell (Programme Coordinator) E:artontherailingswfd@gmail.com
M:087 991 2490/087 310 3947 facebook/ArtOnTheRailingsWfd

DSCN2448Comhaltas Ceoltóirí @ The Palace Square: This is a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and have been working for the preservation of Irish music since 1951. The headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland. You would be more than welcome to stop by for a visit the home base Cultúrlann na hÉireann, or to visit a local Comhaltas branch close to where you live.For musicians who like to play socially, you might be interested in finding a local Comhaltas music session. If you are not sure, how about just going along to join in the dancing or just listen?

DSCN2437Audiences from around the world have seen and taken part in this Irish music & dance workshop which is held in Bishop’s Palace Square throughout the summer months.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí @ The Palace Square is brought to you in association with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann & The Waterford Viking Triangle Trust Co.

DSCN6158New Street Garden Project: this project is about bringing greenery and life back into a vacant and disused space in Waterford City. This is a community based initiative and as such, a non for profit venture. It is creating a gathering point for locals and visitors to show off the best in music, art, theatre, film, design, sculpture, sport and much more. Various scheduled free events and many pop up events will be seen throughout the summer months.

DSCN6117This project has been about encouraging people living and working in the area, local schools, community, horticultural and arts groups to get involved at different stages of the garden build. This sense of ownership helps to generate positivity and pride within the community, the city and its inhabitants. An added bonus is that the project created a more positive profile of Waterford as a city.

For details of events check out : https://www.facebook.com/newstreetgardens

11058663_1593458150923763_656274113639994147_nTango @ The Palace Square: in 2014, Tango Waterford & the Waterford Viking Triangle Trust Co. came to together with a proposal to develop an interactive project which included a series of workshops and dance performances throughout the summer months. This programme was such a success that these workshops and performances are due to happen again in Bishop’s Palace Square throughout the summer months as part of the ‘Summer In The City 2015′ programme of events.

21740_1593458060923772_8717105465596969589_nSo, dust off those shoes! The music of tango dance and the lyrics of its poetry goes way beyond the traditional theme of love and disappointment, it the creation of portraits of life and philosophy. So..why not join us at living! https://www.facebook.com/tango.waterford.

Tango @ The Palace Square: is brought to you in association with Tango Waterford & Waterford Viking Triangle Trust Co.

11164674_1587314464842056_4587358583422700188_oREFRACT: this exhibition presents work by twenty glass designers from Britain, Czech Republic, Costa Rica,Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA. Waterford City, renowned the world over for its luxurious crystal treasures, is about to embark on a new voyage in glass design. This summer, at Waterford City Hall in the Waterford Viking Triangle, an exciting exhibition of captivating, contemporary glass objects will be held from May 28th to September 19th. This exhibition will showcase top international glass design including lighting, tableware, and vessels, showing innovations in design directions and in glass production featuring work by: François Azambourg, Vic Bamforth, Juli Bolanos, Marck Braun, CIAV, Mendel Heit, John Kiley, Krista Israel, Lucie Koldova, Malfatti Glass, Camilla Moberg, Ingrid Ruegemer, Studio BrichetZiegler, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, Sarah Wiberley, V8 Designers and Heikki Viinikainen.

11336874_10152473570137614_1226812873645355810_oMasters of the Glass: exhibition brings together, on temporary loan, glass masterpieces from private collections, many of which have never before been publicly displayed. The exhibition includes one-off centerpieces, special commissions, and ditties made by glassmakers as personal gifts. This is the first exhibition of its kind to be held in Waterford City, and showcases the extraordinary skill of local glassmakers in the specialist field of cut and engraved crystal.

10314589_612396788857288_4870014744360058844_nSummer in the citybringing John Roberts Square to life: Every Week throughout the summer The Waterford Summer City entertainment programme will feature everything from music to dance from home grown talent and visiting artists.This programme of FREE events will take place in John Roberts Square every Friday & Saturday and both locals and visitors will be entertained by some of Waterford’s top bands including; The Christy Moore Tribute; The Elvis Show; The Jam Tarts; Pinch of Pepper; Waterford’s Brass & Marching bands. For the  kids entertainment…check out the EveryEven’s Summer In The City programme which promises to include; street performers; magicians; face painting; and much more .
It’s ALL GO IN J.R.’s SQUARE……….

Summer in the city is brought to you in association with Waterford City & County Council & EveryEvent

Waterford Walls- A Visual Street Art Project

Image: JohnPowerPhotographyWaterford City became an open air gallery as 25 urban sites become canvases for international and national street artists. Ireland’s oldest city was transformed into a dynamic vibrant cultural attraction. A range of events ran over the 3 day street project from 21st – 23rd of August. In addition to creating murals, artists gave talks and demos.The city was alive with activity over the weekend, music, street painting, cooking in the open air, camera snapping, Wonderful atmosphere

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