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International Women’s Day Zoom details.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yj77pfnv    Meeting ID: 858 6138 1528    Passcode: 661521


The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival is once again pleased to present Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan or International Women's Day. Continuing our compliance with current regulations we will be showcasing "Ban Na Leithinse" or Women of the Peninsula on Zoom starting at 1.00 pm on Sunday 7th. March. We have assembled a group of local women to entertain you with [Read more...]

The Bleeding Pig cultural Festival today announced  that the 2020 Festival, due to run from 10-20 September, will not take place as originally planned this year.

Larry Carolan on behalf of the committee and team at The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival,   said: ‘“We are so disappointed to announce that The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, as we know and love it, will not happen in its 8th year this September. The decision follows consultation of the Government’s roadmap for reopening society and business, and ongoing consultation with artists and partners. The health and safety of audiences, artists, volunteers and local citizens, remains the top priority and all activity will be within Government guidelines.

We would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors, the local business community, schools, churches, volunteers, friends and audiences for their continued support and commitment to our Festival over the past years and we hope that we will be back again in 2021 to deliver your Festival in a safer and more settled time.

In the meantime we will continue to update our Facebook page and website with items we feel will interest our audience.

RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Sibéal perform Mise Éire.
As the country prepares for a limited relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions from Monday, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra came together under lockdown to record Mise Éire.
Composer Patrick Cassidy’s setting of Patrick Pearse’s poem had an enormous impact during RTÉ’s centenary commemorations in 2016, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Sibéal Ní Chasaide.
Now, they have come together virtually to record the song again, but in very different circumstances, with the musicians of the orchestra and Sibéal each recording individually from home.

We were delighted to hear from Brian Bowler, a former resident of Portrane( now living in Kerrry!) who sent us on his latest short film. Well done Brian & crew

This should give you all a good giggle!

Retired senior citizen endeavours to sell a large stock of carpets and rugs he has inherited.

Many thanks to Peig McManus, member of Fingal Older Peoples Council who sent us in her video ‘Rose’. Rose is a character that Peig created to express her reactions to the ups and downs of living during the Covid-19 emergency. We really love this video from Peig as there is a bit of Rose in all of us.

International Women’s Day

Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan

Sunday 8th March 2020

On Sunday 8th March The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival will celebrate International Women’s Day in the Community Centre.

Our celebration of the day begins at 11.30 with a Coffee Morning in Café Natural. We are delighted to invite Community Centre General Manager Jacinta Lowndes to open the day.
Enjoy tea/coffee and scones while being entertained by
The Ukulele Hussies, Peig McManus reading her short and hilarious story “Pendulous”, “ Por una Cabeza” tango from Scent of a Woman – a violin [Read more…]

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.

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