The 17th annual Imagine Arts Festival is underway and there are scores of events to enjoy before the festival closes on October 28th in Waterford.
The Horribly Historical trails begin this evening (Wednesday) and run until Friday. The trail is a walk with us through the streets of Waterford by lantern light to hear the stories of those who have walked before us hidden in our ancient walls. Meet the ghosts of the legends you have heard tales of and of those lost but not forgotten. Suitable for children 6+. Beginning nightly at 6.45pm from the scene dock Medieval Museum.
Imagine festival director Ollie Breslin says another event to delight families and young festivalgoers is Ireland’s largest flour fight as the Battle of the Blaa at Blaamageddon is set to take place on the streets of The Apple Market on Sunday, October 28th. A variety of family fun and children’s events are on offer throughout the festival including, Puppet Making Workshops, Children’s book readings, and a Viking Trail plus families will love Spraoi’s ‘Wicked Woods’ a premiere performance attraction, suitable for adults and children. Award-winning spectacle company Spraoi will transform Carriganore Wood on Waterford’s Greenway at WIT Arena into an imaginative seasonal world – with light, sound, effects, creatures and live costumed performers on offer from October 26th to 28th.
There’a also lots of music gigs on offer from top international music acts Stomptown Brass, Terakaft, Seamus Fogarty, Bird of Burden, Eric Sweeney, Amatis and many more. On Thursday evening October 25th 10-piece street-funk band Stomptown Brass and Collapsing Horse, the most exciting young theatre company in Ireland will host a funeral for the Truth at Christchurch Cathedral in Waterford City. On Saturday, October 27th, Terakaft (meaning The Caravan) all the way from Mali will take to the stage at St. Patrick’s Gateway. These pioneers of desert rock, are a Tuareg band featuring founding members of Tinariwen.
The Waterford Writer’s Weekend, which forms a major element of the 17th annual Imagine Arts Festival offers an abundance of literary events, from readings to author interviews to book launches and even a ‘What a complete Aisling’table quiz hosted by the book’s authors to Lit panels, children’s readings, a silent reading party, poetry events and writing workshops the weekend offers a variety of over 20 unique events from Friday, October 26th
Find out more about the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford on http://www.imagineartsfestival.com