Welcome to the tenth Gap Arts Festival.
The festival began in 2011 with live theatre: for adults, for children, and workshops for all. Now, in 2020, the festival continues to keep live performance and bringing people together at its heart.
Together. Live. Safe.
Celebration through art, and the meetings, the chance encounters, the conversations and chat are even more important now after a long period of isolation.
The Pocket Film Making Project, in which members of the community, young and old, record their local life and times during Lockdown started a couple of months ago. As did the Ciorcal Comhrá, an informal weekly chat as Gaeilge on Zoom. The Magical Lanterns from the ongoing Community Workshops will be used in the Gap short film Ceol Na gCrann/The Music of the Trees, with music by Marc Aubele and Trevor Knight.
Continuing to develop new work, a rehearsed reading of a play in progress by Garrett Keogh, Spit-Polished Second-Hand Shoes, will be presented by the author and Wexford-based actresses Ruth Hegarty and Aisling O’Neill (of RTE’s Fair City).
On Saturday afternoon the Festival invites you and your family to Picnic@TheGap – bring a blanket and a basket, book your designated family pod and enjoy live music by Los Wexicanos (from south of the border, near Kilanerin!)
The family favourite movie Babe will be screened late-night in the Community Field Friday night. And other Gap films including: Titania’s Palace, Hunter (Gowan), and If the Shoe Fits (the Gap Horseshoe Team) will be shown on Saturday.
TheGig@TheGap 2019 will be streamed online – featuring Tuesday at Six; Rachel Grace; The Mistakes; Richard O’Toole; Patricia Lalor; The Trad Cowboys; Foot Squeaker; Ashley Hayden and others…
A lot to enjoy – Together. Live. Safe.
All events will observe government health and safety guidelines, including social distancing and sanitisation. People are respectfully asked to do the same, and to wear masks at indoor events.
Please note that as audience capacities will be very reduced, there is strictly no admission to any event without pre-booking at Eventbrite.ie.