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The 45th Clifden Arts Festival will take place this year from September 15-25. The longest-running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 45th year will take place from September 15-25 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2022 programme. Audiences can expect a very high-quality artistic programme with superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival

Job Description Clifden Arts Festival – Festival Administrator (Part Time)Job Title : Festival Administrator (IT, financial and general administration)Salary : €15,600 - €17,680 p.a.Duration : Initial fixed-term contract, with review in 12 months subject to availability of funds.Probationary Period : 6 monthsHours : 20 hours per weekReporting to : Artistic Director of Clifden Arts Festival &the Board of Clifden Arts FestivalLocation : Clifden, County GalwayBackground : Clifden Community Arts Festival is the longest-running community Arts festival in Ireland. The festival began 44 years ago as a week-long celebration of the Arts for the children of Clifden Community School – helping todevelop artistic and social skills and provide an outlet for self-expression and development.

The visual arts have been an important component of the Clifden Arts Festival since its inception. Connemara has a magnetic effect on artists of all genres but particularly visual artists. Being immersed in the wild beauty of this place has inspired visual artists for centuries. This year we hope to inspire you with a window trail around the town featuring the work of over sixty artists connected to Connemara. We also have eleven solo and group shows involving over twenty artists. [rev_slider alias="CAFAT21"] The Arts Trail is a long running tradition of the Clifden Arts Festival that turns the whole town into a Gallery. Featuring art from local arts in windows

The Art Trail The Art Trail is a window exhibition taking place in Clifden Town as part of the Clifden Arts Festival turning the whole town into an art gallery. Find a full list of locations and artists below. MAIN STREET Alcock & Brown Isobel Marinot-Wood Gannons Sports Mary Doyle,Dympna Heanue O’Dalaigh Jewellers Patricia McQuinn The Digital Office Kim O‘Donoghue Viviana Clifden Angela Williams Kings Paper Shop Stephanie Coyne Millars Peter Huszti, Susanne Keane Off the Square Geraldine O’Brien Upstairs Downstairs Kieran Tobin 12 Pins Coffee Shop Yvonne King Lavelle Gallery Deborah Watkins Whitethorn Gallery Aldo Balding EJ Kings Interface - Broken Vessels Clifden Pharmacy Kate Mc Namara,Katherine West Guys Margaret Irwin-West Sullivans Supermarket Geraldine Folan, Maria Hutton Paulines Hair Salon Kathleen Hinde Morans Butchers Davinia Johnson Morans Totalhealth Pharmacy

The Clifden Arts Festival is very happy to confirm that we will be having a limited number of extra tickets for select events that will go on sale from Monday 6th September at 10 am.  This announcement comes as a result of the Government’s guidelines for the next stage of the roadmap which will see a limited increase of capacities at indoor venues. All new bookings, and existing ticket holders, will be required to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for admittance to all events. Please Note: Any existing ticket holders who cannot provide a vaccine passport are asked to contact us at info@clifdenartsfestival.ie . Anyone who is no longer in a

Shine Light.From the west coast of Ireland to the great big wounded world. A short music movie, filmed in Maumturk, directed by musician Larry Beau in collaboration with actress Olwen Fouéré, designer Alison Conneely and cinematographer Roman Bogovskiy, all Galway natives. The project is in support of FOCUS Ireland. Shine Light is also the debut single from Larry beau’s forthcoming album and is currently on the RTE Radio 1 playlist recommendations. For full information go to: https://tht.ie/shine-light

Presenter: Mary RuddyMorning Schedule11.00 – 12.00: Lecture by Hugh Duffy ‘Diary of a Nobody’ (recorded in the Station HouseTheatre, Thursday 17 September) Evening Schedule17.00: Part 1 of a series of short radio documentaries by Michael Gannon called ‘In My OwnWords’17.20: Interview with Janet O’Toole, Chairperson of Connemara Community Radio17.30: Interview with Judy Murphy, Arts Correspondent with the Connacht Tribune18.00 – 19.00 Poetry with Patrick Deeley and Catherine MacCarthy (recorded in the Churchof Ireland on Thursday 17 September)19.00 – 20.00: Injury Time, sports programme from Connemara Community Radio20.10 – 21.00: American Country, with Tomas Little, from Connemara Community Radio

Don’t miss out on Clifden Arts Festival events in 2020 Tune in to Connemara Community Radio on 87.8 or 106.1 FM on your FM radio dialorvisit the website www.connemarafm.com/listenorcopy this link into your browser: http://makeavoice.com/jwplayer/icecastplayer.php?ip= this link on your PC:https://tunein.com/radio/Connemara-Community-Radio-878-s1327/