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ISACS Member -National Circus Festival of Ireland
ISACS Member - National Circus Festival of Ireland 2016 Parade - The Falcon.
Date: 9 / 11 / 2016 - 10 / 11 / 2016
Time: See different event times below
Where: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Tickets: Free registration. Please see eventbrite link below.

The MA Festive Arts and Irish World Academy is delighted to present a series of 3 events around Writing for Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle. These events are presented in collaboration with Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network. These seminars free, are open to all, and will be of interest to art critics, writers, performing artists, academics.

For full information and booking where required please visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/writing-for-street-arts-circus-and-spectacle-tickets-28395229897

EVENT 1: Tower Seminar: Critical Encounters with Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle
Wednesday 9 November 2016, 4pm - 5.30pm.

All welcome. Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy Building.

This seminar explores different ways of critically engaging with street arts, circus and spectacle. Drawing from their own experience within the sector, the speakers will explore the role of reflective and critical frameworks in the development of the position of street art, circus and spectacle in a range of international contexts.

EVENT 2: LOGOS Seminar
Thursday 10 November 2016, 10am - 12 noon.

All welcome, but places are limited so booking required. IW1-008 (Conference room, Irish World Academy Building).

This seminar will feature all of our speakers from the Tower Seminar (see above), but will have a more practical focus on creating networks between artists and writers, with time for discussion and exploration with our invited speakers.


Floriane Gaber is a writer, researcher, journalist, teacher and cultural consultant. She is a well-travelled European commentator and critic of street theatre, mime, circus and spoken/written word performance. She has been published widely and is a regular contributor to cultural and arts journals and magazines. Her books 40 ans d’arts de la rue and How it all started: street arts in the context of the 1970s are important texts that chart this history of street and outdoor arts.

Lucy Medlycott BA, FRSA is project manager for the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network ISACS. ISACS is Ireland’s lead umbrella organisation for the development and support of these art forms in Ireland today. Lucy co-founded and managed outdoor arts company Bui Bolg in Wexford from 1994 to 2013.

Kim Tilbrook is a producer and facilitator with over 25 years’ experience of working on socially engaged arts projects, including Nowhere Island for the 2012 Olympiad, Wye Valley River Festival and numerous opportunities for youth participation in the South West.

Paschale Straiton is artistic director of Red Herring, an outdoor theatre company based in Brighton. She trained at Circomedia Circus School, Bristol and holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, UCL. She has worked as a deviser with companies ranging from Wildworks to Improbable.

EVENT 3: Practical skills in arts journalism with Cristín Leach,
Thursday 10 November 2016, 1pm-4pm.

All welcome, but places are limited so booking required. Theatre 1, Irish World Academy Building.

This session is suitable for all those interested in developing skills in arts journalism, or who are interested in developing their writing skills. There will be an emphasis on developing practical writing skills around street arts, circus and spectacle.

Cristín Leach is an art critic who has been writing for The Sunday Times Ireland since 2003. As a freelance broadcaster, she has reported and reviewed on TV and radio for arts programmes including RTÉ's The Works, The View, The Arts Show, Rattlebag and Arena, since 1999. She was Entertainment Editor for RTÉ Interactive from 2001-2003 where she launched and edited the national broadcaster's first online arts and culture website, rte.ie/ACE. A graduate of UCC Arts and DCU School of Journalism, she teaches occasional critical journalism workshops.

Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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