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Samhain Festival

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - October 30 @ 9:00 pm

Pleaes view our full Samhain brochure here: Samhain Festival Brochure

Tickets now available on Eventbrite here: Samhain Tickets

 

Friday 29th October

 

6 – 7.30pm 

Dark Tales Tour

Learn about Dracula, its author Bram Stoker and his links with WB Yeats. Learn about the cholera epidemic, the tragic history of Sligo Abbey and other dark tales of this 700-year old town.

 

9pm

Inside the Occult – What Really Went On

A candlelit lecture delivered by Professor Susan Johnston Graf (live online from Pennsylvania)

In person and streamed from the Yeats Building.

Tea/coffee/wine will be available.

 

Saturday 30th October

 

11.00

Past Dark – An Archaeology of the Occult

A wide-ranging talk given by Dr Robert Hensey on all things dark

In person and streamed from the Yeats Building.

Tea/coffee will be available.

 

2-4.30

Supernatural Poetry Workshop

‘MIDNIGHT has come, and the great Christ Church Bell
And many a lesser bell sound through the room;
And it is All Souls’ Night,
And two long glasses brimmed with muscatel
Bubble upon the table.’
– from Epilogue to ‘A Vision’ WB Yeats

Join Yeats Society Sligo poet in residence Jessica Traynor for a workshop which explores the supernatural in Yeats and in Irish folklore to inspire some haunting new poems.

The workshop will take as its inspiration folklore, the symbolism of the Tarot, and the content of the lecture on Yeats and the occult. Participants will be prompted to write and share several new pieces in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

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also 2-4.30

Supernatural daring workshop – Images in the Dark

Inspired by excerpts from Yeats’ A Vision, artist Rebecca Massey is offering a session of free association drawing. It includes the basics of working with willow charcoal, blocking in and masking on paper to create their own interpretation through words and imagery.

 

6-7pm

Fireside readings of new work

Join us for a glass of wine and readings of new poems inspired by the day’s lecture and workshop. Yeats Society Sligo poet in residence Jessica Traynor will read some new poems alongside participants in the afternoon workshop, who will be invited to share their work.

 

9pm 

Moonbathing

A specially commissioned performance, created and performed by artist and actor Sinead Sexton.

 

 

Details

Start:
October 29 @ 6:00 pm
End:
October 30 @ 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Yeats Building
Sligo

Details

Start:
October 29 @ 6:00 pm
End:
October 30 @ 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Yeats Building
Sligo
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