I Will Arise and Go Now Festival
Gort Library, Co. Galway
This new festival marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats in the area of Galway WB Yeats made his home.
The festival opens on Friday 13 at 7pm with the launch of an exhibition by the Kinvara Association of Visual Artists and a performance by Sonic Strings.
‘A Little Aloud with Yeats’, a casual coffee morning, will take place on Wednesday March 18 at 11am, where people are invited to read aloud from the new book, Galway Poems of Yeats.
The Over the Edge reading featuring Susan Lindsay, Christopher Meehan, and Marion Cox will take place at 6pm and MC, Kevin Higgins, will read his favourite Yeats’ poem. This will be followed by an open-mic , which is open to everyone.
At 12 Noon, on Saturday March 21, there will be a family puppet show with Tommy Baker of Your Man’s Puppets. Thomas Baker is a puppet theatre director, puppet builder and performer who has developed his own particular style, drawing from diverse influences in puppetry from all over the world such as marionette and rod puppets from Sweden and Germany, Bunkraku puppetry from Japan and masks from India.