'Invisible Stories- An Investigation of Landscape' will take place in the village of Allenwood, Co. Kildare from 20th - 22nd October 2017, with the aim of considering notions of place, landscape and identity through folklore and local history.
The mini-festival will consist of a variety of events which will engage different sites in the locality. The project will include an exhibition with Vanessa Daws, Pamela de Brí and Sheena Malone, music with Ken O’Brien and local trad musicians, a bus tour of local sites, a series of talks with experts from the disciplines of folklore, local history and the environment, a film screening, and a primary school folklore project which will be displayed to the public.
All events are free and open to all.
The detailed festival programme can be viewed at - Invisible Stories Programme
The mini-festival is the initiative of curator Sheena Malone and is derived from research in the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, where a large body of ethnological material collected from school children in the 1930s is housed. Last year, as part of Curator Lab at Konstfack University an earlier version of this project was exhibited in Stockholm, Sweden. This episode sees the stories return to Allenwood.
For more information on the project please contact Sheena Malone: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project has been generously funded by Kildare County Council.