Start September with screenings and theatre at this laid-back arts festival
It’s round two in Skibbereen.
After the huge success of the event in July, Skibbereen Arts Festival is back with the second installment.
And as the tourist season slows a little for the autumn, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a jaunt to the town for a leisurely weekend.
From September 1st, Skibbereen will host a curated lineup of performances, screenings, and exhibitions in honour of local figures.
The festival will start off with a comedy performance by Anne Gildea entitled How to Get Menopause and Enjoy it, which will take place at the GAA Pavilion at 8pm on Thursday, September 1st.
This will be followed by a charity screening of The Mission in aid of local Ukrainian refugees on Friday, September 2nd at Abbeystrewry Church with an intro by film producer David Putnam.
On September 3rd, festival-goers can attend a mini theatre festival called Four Shows in a Day, as Skibbereen itself becomes a stage, hosting four plays in three different venues around the town including Colm O’Regan’s hilarious ‘Climate Worrier’; ‘The Story’ about a guy who thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes; and ‘Living with a Fairy’ crafted especially for young children with an affordable ticket price of just €4.
On Sunday, acclaimed film producer David Puttnam will be in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Flor MacCarthy in Lis Ard Estate, looking back over his career in movies, especially the music in his films, and on his life in West Cork. This event includes live music and delicious barbecue from the award-winning team at the Estate’s Garden Restaurant.
Tickets for each show are available to purchase online from the festival website here.