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Life Under Lockdown

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CfJUE-rvWcs The Gap Arts Festival 2020 is delighted to invite you to join us in the online premiere of two short Covid-related films.  On Friday October 9th at 8pm, the Festival will present the Facebook Live Premiere of Ceol na gCrann, The Music of the Trees; and Life Under Lockdown.https://www.facebook.com/gapartsfestival Life Under Lockdo...
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Ceol na gCrann – The Music of the Trees

The Gap Arts Festival 2020 is delighted to invite you to join us in the online premiere of two short Covid-related films.  On Friday October 9th at 8pm, the Festival will present the Facebook Live Premiere of Ceol na gCrann, The Music of the Trees; and Life Under Lockdown.https://www.facebook.com/gapartsfestivalCeol na gCrann, The Music of the Trees, is a bi-lingual allego...
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GAP ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

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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...
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Garrett Keogh, Mary Fleming, Eamonn Nolan and the Gap Arts Festival Committee. Katherine Byrne, Anne-Marie Stafford and all the staff at Ballythomas National School. Ffion Scott Davies & Dolores Davies. Rory & Stephen Doonan. Maggie & Basim in Loggan. The Gap Pub, G.A.R.A. & Patrick Stack. Kilanerin Community Centre, Kilanerin Men’s Shed and Peter O’Connor. Fr. Denis Browne & ...
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES

Carmel Kinsella lives in Toberpatrick. She came to the area when she married Laurence Kinsella in April 1967. Carmel enjoys baking and worked in Institutional Catering in public schools. This is her first time giving Creative Writing a go. Avae Sweeney lives in North Wexford. She was born in October 2007. As well as telling stories, Avae loves to go on adventures and to swim. Alex Swe...
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FOREWORD

When i go into the school at Ballythomas, for a meeting of the Board of Management, or when we’re setting up the stage for the Gap Arts Festival, or for one of the Festival’s workshops, I’m fascinated by the drawings and paintings, the model-making, and the stories and poems and projects that line the walls. We didn’t do painting or drawing when I was in school. I remember one day in Primary,...
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INTRODUCTION

The idea of an Intergenerational Creative Writing Project came to me as I was walking in the woods, at the foot of Annagh Hill. I had worked with children many times in Coolfancy and Tinahely, as well as when I was researching my plays The Thaw and Hunting the Strawberry Tree. Over the years, I had worked with groups of adults umpteen times: Traveller groups in Wicklow and Wexford, older peop...
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THE GHOST IN THE KITCHEN

BY BRENDA BARRY When, one summer, Ma, Da, little brother and I were on holiday in my grandparents’ house, I saw a ghost. I didn’t know at the time that I was looking at a ghost. I was about four years old and terrified of the dark. My grandparents’ house was a Victorian redbrick on the South Circular Road in Dublin. My impression of Victorian houses is that they were always dark. And it was a...
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