Midleton Arts Festival

This event was held 17 - 19 May 2019. Explore What's On for the latest festivals & events.

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Location: Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork, Midleton, Cork

Feel the pulse at Midleton Arts Festival Kindred spirits at Tread Lightly with Midleton Arts Festival May 17-19 Visual and performance art

The Vibrant Community of Artists of Midleton and Surrounds comes together mid-May to present their work, experiment, stretch imaginations and raise the spirits of the local community. Feel the town buzz the minute you step foot on the street. Expect the unexpected and bring your friends and family along to take part in the many activities! Magical May events for all ages; children's busking competition, make art on the street, great exhibitions, music, meditative dance, drumming circle, poetry, film, bohemian discussions, outstanding theatre. There really is something for everyone in Midleton's Arts Festival. "Tread Lightly" is the theme for 2019. Midleton is a town full of welcoming artists and visionaries and artists and exhibitions will focus attention on the environment through Land Art, from intimate creations to huge recycled-material-filled willow fish, a Fire show by Inferno late on Saturday night will thrill you, the huge drumming circle in the market place will raise your spirits, pop up events and improvised moments will excite and inspire. This festival is a place for you to feel free and inspired and creative. The entertainment and fun awaits, Midleton is awash with art this sixth Midleton Arts Festival in mid May, and you will find something you love to do and something to inspire you. Just turn up, or check events on the website. Leaflets will not be printed, so use your phone to check times and lots of details. The weekend is for you and the festival will uplift and awaken your creative spirit! The Midleton Arts Festival is a much loved festival that brings together numerous local artists, musicians, animators, poets, photographers, performers, public speakers, theatre practitioners, filmmakers and sound artists to celebrate the arts. It has been enjoyed by people of all ages and interests; children, young people and not-as-young people, who get to express themselves through this wonderful festival. Midleton Arts Festival is fast becoming a beacon of inspiration for the arts, with its theme, “Tread Lightly”. This theme spreads the eco-friendly message throughout the festival of leaving light footprints on this Earth. This footprint could be your literal footprint, or your creative and mental thought processes, and of course, a very important aspect of our lives today, our carbon footprint. Our vision for the year 2020 is an eco friendly Midleton; having put off the fight against global warming long enough, this year we aim to project this idea through the festival and the arts. Visit the website for the full programme of events and more information.