Many artists and arts organisations supported by Kildare County Council are sharing their work/ live streaming / hosting an online workshop during the pandemic
Run of the Mill Theatre Company, Celbridge, is an inclusive theatre company, with many members having intellectual disabilities. They have shared some community films online. You can watch ‘The Gardeners’(2017) here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiSfdcyXiLU made in collaboration with Choices Day Services and you can watch ‘Downtown’ (2016) here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sBeDQffrZg made in collaboration with Horizons Day Service
An initiative of Kildare County Council, Kildare Young Filmmakers are using their Youtube channel to promote the films that they have made, which will have particular relevance for young people. View their work www.youtube.com/channel/UCGVzp_sVhrQhqb00hrbBduQ and here www.youtube.com/channel/UCSkdjcoIYojvWm8mGxkziBQ
Members are also making director's analysis of their films, which will be released over the coming weeks on social media as a way to make reflective work, stay connected and increase viewing for their work. https://www.facebook.com/kildareyoungfilmmakers/posts/2785897828322939?notif_id=1587391361925185¬if_t=page_post_reaction
A Music and Health initiative of Kildare County Council, The Rhinestone Cowboy Sessions are a series of live recorded sessions with surprise music artists joining Past Times and Voices Of Spring Community Choirs, inspired by Glen Campbell’s monumental contribution to music.
The choirs have shared some beautiful recordings, with Charlie McGettigan singing ‘Feet of a Dancer’, singer-songwriter Sive singing ‘Gentle on my Mind’ and Ross Breen for a rendition of ‘One Last Kiss’. Watch and listen here: www.artsandhealth.ie/2019/11/05/the-rhinestone-cowboy-sessions/
MFFA has launched an 'access>Cinema at Home' initiative, with a film streaming offering, which commenced on 15th April. Members are invited to watch a selected film at the same time in their home then join in a conversation on Zoom to review the film - to replicate as near as possible to the usual club experience. This presents an opportunity for MFFA to champion independent cinema. Contact email@example.com
KCC will take Biodiversity Week online with the support of KFM. More details to follow.
Kildare libraries are promoting the use of their online services, which include eBooks,
audiobooks, online newspapers, online magazines, online courses and online language
learning. All available completely free at home, these services can keep the whole family
entertained. Libraries are also bringing clubs and activities online during this time.
The Library service has launched a new blog with lots of book reviews, interest pieces and recommendations, highlighting titles available through our online services and more. Library staff have also produced craft and gardening videos
The Local Studies & Archives Department continue to add free digitised content to www.kildare.ie/ehistory including historic postcards, long out of print publications, historic newspaper articles and essays.