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In the Open | Faoin Spéir

In the Open | Faoin Spéir is an Arts Council funded programme developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis for 2021 which will see a variety of outdoor arts events taking place in public spaces around Ireland. Each area will have a variety of events appealing to a broad range of audiences and interests which will range from performances, film, projections, music, street art, trails, spectacle, installations, visual arts, literature, spoken word and much more.

Tipperary Arts Office partnered with South Tipperary Arts Centre and Clonmel Junction Arts Festival to make an application under this exciting programme and were thrilled to receive notification of funding recently. With an overarching theme of “Come out to Play" this exciting programme located in Clonmel focuses on making creativity visible through large scale visual arts events, a light walk trail, performances, music and theatre with events taking place from October 2021 to April 2022.

The first of a number of visual arts projects emerged in mid- August in Clonmel to launch the programme. Artist Jonathan Lynn was commissioned to produce "Tread Softly", a beautiful mural on Nelson Street Clonmel. See the images above.

The first theatre event in this programme is The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Community Musical.
Starting with a spectacular community production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this blockbuster will be staged in the open at The Kickham Barracks Clonmel in October 2021. The production will combine all of Clonmel's community groups and produce a monumental version of the classic tale. No matter which group you are a part of, we are inviting you to join this production and return to the stage. Are you a singer, dancer, actor, performer? We want you! The Hunchback of Notre Dame will have a full professional creative, design and production team. The magnitude of this production cannot be stressed enough, it is going to be EPIC! This production is open to all adults and young adults (15+ age minimum).

For more information and to register please email hunchbackofclonmel@gmail.com or use the link below.

Stay tuned for further exciting announcements on this programme over the coming months on Facebook @In the Open Clonmel, Twitter @intheopenarts and www.tipperarycoco.ie/arts.

All prevailing Covid-19 Public Health Guidelines will be followed.