Production Day for Poetry Town

‘It’s a wrap!!!’
A fabulous days filming putting Bailieborough once again in the spotlight for Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann Poetry Town event for Culture Night. The Hubsters performed their poetry beautifully despite the showers and the brilliant and talented Dimitry from Jago Studio was amazing and even shot some stunning footage of our town and the surrounding countryside with his drone. We can’t wait to share the videos with you on the run up to Culture Night but for now a few ‘production day snaps’

A Page From My Life…

A big congratulations to hubster and Artist Maria Jordan O’Reilly who has had a story published in the fundraising book for the Laura Lynn charity a competition run by RTE’s Ray D’Arcy. Check out Maria’s new website for more information on her work. Go To Website

There is poetry in all things…..

‘In times of uncertainty we turn to art for two reasons: guidance and solace. This book (Time) offers both, to any degree you want to accept. It will guide you to greater depths of undersatnding, while giving solace in the challenges being faced. There is poetry in all things’ Brooke Shaden – Conceptual fine art photographer

‘Time’ is a collaboration of evocative poetry  by Fidel Hogan Walsh and stunning conceptual photography by Julie Corcoran.

The book launches for Culture Night 2020 on the 18th September. The book is available to purchase in several shops in Cavan, Monaghan and Dublin or on-line using this link BUY NOW

 

Imagine Together: Arts Unlocked

Hambly & Hambly at Dunbar House is a unique gallery and multi-purpose space for the North West designed around a core belief in the value of arts, culture, conservation and education. On August 1st the gallery hosted a virtual festival of visual, musical, literary art, Imagine Together: Arts Unlocked with Cancer Connect.
Hub members Fidel Hogan Walsh (poet) and Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova (artist) took part in the spectacular event in this stunning location along with local Julie Corcoran (conceptual fine artist). Check out the video of the event on this LINK

Fidel reading in front of Miriam’s Work

Fidel Warming up

Fidel reads in front of Julie Corcoran’s work

Belturbet Island Dreamscapes Art Trail

A great (socially distanced) visit by the Hub Committee to see the fabulous PROJECT Belturbet Dreamscapes Art Trail despite the rain. Well done to Julie Keane Mc Avinney and everyone involved in this beautiful walk and artwork #thecelticfairycollection and artist Jackie O Neill #dottiwasadeer. A great place to visit on your Irish #staycation #cavan

Check out our Facebook page for more photos

Who Do You Clap For?

This week Bailieborough Creative Hub was proud to join in with a worlwide art installation designed to show  appreciation to all frontline workers during the COVID19 pandemic.  The #iclapfor project was the inspiration of Artist Ian Berry and his image of clapping hands has been projected on buildings all around the world. The Hub was deligted to to have the image projected by Freddie Datta so we could say our thanks to those who are working hard on the frontline. Check out the projection HERE #iclapfor  #PinYourThanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Collaboration in Lockdown.

Poet and Hub member Fidel Hogan Walsh has collaborated with fine art photographer Julie Corcoran on her poem ‘2020, Memories’ that was recently published in pendemic.ie literary magazine. The poem has been brought to life visually by the wonderfully talented Julie with this thought-provoking image.

2020, Memories

Blinded in a winter’s dread no prophet foresaw.
Spring’s new life erupted into a chaos of fear.
Desolation replaced the warmth of a hug.
Children banished from our everyday lives!

Ah, the blessings — a swift journey home
to the unexpected happiness under one roof.
Chatter, laughter —
a family enduring dark days
come what may!

Time, the pickpocket of memories — stood still.
Watching — new ways of keeping our spirits alive,
to be remembered, cherished.
Lost moments recaptured before summer’s end!

An Invisible killer started a war,
so much pressure on our frontline.
But, it would be —
‘Love and Stay at Home’
that had their backs!

Death came at a fast pace.
Isolation the enemy of a treasured last goodbye —
grief mourned in silent lockdown.

And now,
the road to healing shattered hearts and souls begins!
fidel 05/05/2020©

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Creating in a Cocoon

Sally-Ann Duffy textile artist and Hub member has spent the last 11 weeks constantly creating while cocooning. Sewing is Sally-Ann’s way of relaxing and filling the days and has tried lots of different techniques to while away the hours. Find her on Instagram to see more ….

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