So thats it now for another year of The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival 2019, the committee would like to thank everyone who attended our events, our sponsors, the artists and performers and anyone who gave us a hand in bringing the Festival to our Peninsula. Who knows, maybe we will do another one next year.

Arts and Culture Festival

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival

Sept. 5th. – 15th. 2019
Arts and Culture Festival

We started the Open Mic sessions back in 2015 to give younger people the opportunity to display their musical talents. The festival sessions are now very popular with musicians, singers, writers and storytellers.

The arts, crafts and photography exhibition brings local artists and crafts people together and provides them with a venue to display their work. It also allows them to get to know each other and collaborate on projects outside the festival.

Local artist Robert Shaw holds an art workshop during the festival. Robert paints, instructs and entertains for more than two hours to amateur artists.

All ages, all talents are welcome for the Sunday Miscellany in the beautiful St. Patricks C. of I. church in The Square. Singers, writers, poets, storytellers, musicians, drama all get an airing. So popular is it that we now have a Christmas Miscellany to round off the year.

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival committee are a group of local people either involved in or interested in the arts. The committee was formed in 2013 to help promote the arts on the peninsula of Donabate/Portrane

The  aim of the Festival was to bring together different cultural groups on the peninsula of Donabate/Portrane under one grouping and to enable these groups to reach a wider audience within their community. In this way we had hoped to attract a wider audience and appreciation of the cultural groups in our area. We think we have achieved our aim and have also helped different groups to come together and collaborate on projects we have initiated like the 1916-2016 rising commemorations, International Women’s Day and more recently the Harry Clarke exhibition. We have also worked hard to reach out to all age groups and to all areas of arts and culture in the hope that audiences can more fully understand and appreciate the different arts and culture traditions that exist around them.

We provide a central platform for all cultural and arts groups on the peninsula and beyond to enable them to promote their craft.

We run a Facebook page and a website to help advertise our events, we organise venues and facilitate individuals and groups to meet up and hopefully collaborate on projects. We also provide funding through Fingal C.C. and our own fundraising efforts.

Arts and Culture Festival

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival

Sept. 5th. – 15th. 2019
Arts and Culture Festival

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