Press Release: Bumper Programme of Workshops for 15th Terryglass Arts Festival

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Bumper Programme of Workshops for 15th Terryglass Arts Festival

58 Workshops in 3 Days Offering Fun filled Family Entertainment

Thursday 24th July 2013-Terryglass Arts Festival has announced an exciting programme of day time workshops for this year’s festival which takes place from Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th August.

Featuring artists and craftspeople of national and international renown, 58 workshops will be held over 3 days to provide a weekend jam packed with fun filled entertainment for all the family

From millinery designing to traditional woodturning, contemporary dance to African drumming there is something to entertain children of all ages! And lots for the adults too!

Ever think there should be an app for that?  Workshop participants in this year’s Terryglass Arts Festival will get the chance to learn how to design and create their own app in the Coderdojo workshop using MIT educational software.

There’s an opportunity to revive forgotten skills and learn how to use a sewing machine to design and embellish a handbag. For all the budding milliners, Andrea Parry’s workshop will show how to create wonderful headpieces combining traditional millinery materials with beads and feathers.

Artist Rosemary Carty will facilitate a relaxed exploration of watercolor painting including composition, colour work and trouble shooting, while American artist Tami Curtis- Ellis will introduce participants to the exciting medium of acrylic painting.

Both these events will take place in Una’s Tearooms in the Village which provides a wonderful tranquil atmosphere. Why not visit the Tearooms and engage in a Taste of Terryglass while enjoying afternoon tea in very pleasant surroundings?

For all budding theatre stars, the drama teens workshop will explore the creative processes involved in making theatre. Taking words from a script, this workshop will show how to turn the words into a storytelling picture using voices and movement. For the little tots, Carol Brophy’s theatre tots workshop will show the toddlers how to use their own voice and imaginations to bring magic to a story.

There is a unique opportunity to try the ancient craft of woodturning with expert woodturner Thomas Adlum, while award winning local artist Gerardine Wisdom will show how to make sculptures from rushes picked from the lake.

Announcing the workshops programme Festival Chairperson Valerie Cotter said that Terryglass Arts Festival had earned a reputation countrywide for its quality participative arts programme.

“We are well known here in Terryglass for encouraging active participation in the arts from people of all ages. This year is no different, we have programmed a wide variety of workshops covering arts, crafts, music, dance and technology which we hope will delight and inspire participants,” she concluded.

Details of the full programme for the 2013 Terryglass Arts Festival are available online on or you can follow the festival on or on twitter @terryglassfest for up to date news and happenings

Bookings for all festival events and workshops can be made online on

Booking charges apply, please see for full details.

Booking is available by calling (087) 2181663 from Monday 29th July 2013. Tickets will then be held to be collected in the village hall from the festival box office within 48 hours of booking, otherwise tickets will be resold.


For further information please contact: Carmel Dooley PRWORKS 087 2349903

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