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If You Were In My Shoes Now International Seminar 30 May 2013

If you were in my shoes now

An International Seminar to share the learning gained from the intergenerational arts project IF YOU WERE IN MY SHOES

McAuley Place,  Nás na Riogh Housing Association, Sallins Road, Naas, Co. Kildare Thursday 30 May 2013 9.30am – 4.00pm

IF YOU WERE IN MY SHOES was a year-long community participatory arts project that involved the creation of individual felt slippers and the collected stories, observations and opinions of 50 participants aged 5-86 years.

At the seminar, the project's creative director, artist facilitators and participants will share experiences of the project.

Delegates will interact with guest speakers who will talk about creativity and participation in the arts as a lifelong cultural entitlement.

This seminar is presented as part of Culture Connects – National Culture Programme for Ireland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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Please note participation is via invitation only and places are limited. Please book your place by emailing arts@kildarecoco.ie before Friday 24 May confirming your contact email and telephone number.

The Arts Council participation in the Cultural Programme to mark Ireland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht / Tá rannpháirtíocht na Comhairle Ealaíon sa Chlár Cultúrtha chun comóradh a dhéanamh ar Uarchtaránacht na hÉireann ar Chomhairle an Aontais Eorpaigh á tacú ag an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta and Gaeltachta

If you were in my shoes now

Programme

9.30am                       Registration

10.00 am                    Welcome Address Mayor of Kildare Cllr Micheal Nolan                              

10.05am                     Introduction to Day                                                           Annette Maloney

10.10am                     Nás na Riogh Housing Association Context                      Margharita Solon

 

10.20am                     If You Were In My Shoes Project Context               Tony Fegan

10.30am                     Exhibition Visit

                                    led by project participants with delegate groups

11.15am                     Break

11.30am                     Felt Making

                                    with project participants and artists Katrina Hughes/ Gabriella McGrath

12.40pm                     Edible Garden Project  (UK)                        Fabio Santos/Sue Mayo

 

1pm                            Lunch

2.00pm                       Intereg-Conway (Wales)                              

2.30pm                       Humanitas (Netherlands)                                         Prof Hans Becker

3.00pm                       Panel Discussion

 

What are the ‘terms of engagement’ for you?  How do we ensure /create a cultural entitlement?

Chair: Caoimhe McAvinchey, Senior Lecturer, Drama Dept. Queen Mary University of London
Tony Fegan, Creative Director, If You Were In May Shoes
Jennifer Webster: Project Coordinator, If You Were In My Shoes
Ann Egan, Writer, If You Were In My Shoes
Cinzia Hardy, Director, November Club (UK)
Dominic Campbell, Director, Bealtaine Festival, Age & Opportunity

3.30pm  Questions from floor

3.50pm  Closing Remarks - Annette Maloney

4pm      Thank You - Margharita Solon

4.05pm Optional tour of McAuley Place Campus  

If you were in my shoes Speakers

Margharita Solon, Chair, Nás na Riogh Housing Association
Tony Fegan, Creative Director, If You Were In My Shoes
Fabio Santos, Director, Project Phakama (UK)
Sue Mayo, Associate Artist, Magic Me (UK)
Prof Hans Becker, former CEO, Humanitas (Netherlands)
Caoimhe McAvinchey, Senior Lecturer, Drama Dept QMUL (UK)
Jennifer Webster: Project Coordinator, If You Were In My Shoes
Ann Egan, Writer, If You Were In My Shoes
Cinzia Hardy, Director, November Club (UK)
Dominic Campbell, Director, Bealtaine Festival, Age & Opportunity

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