There's no better place to be than Drogheda this bank holiday weekend. Drogheda Arts Festival - the first festival of the summer - has already sprung into action but don't worry if you're not there already, it runs until May 5th.
It's the ten year anniversary of the Festival and a full programme of visual art, film, literature, talk, activities for kids and teens and music is on the cards. Highlights include a unique sleep concert, a two-hour performance of the ENTIRE Bible presented by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, a performance of Alexander Raskatov's majestic work for string quartet and bass voice, a cross border film project by young people - Sharp Focus: Crossing the Divide and a public interview with funny woman and Drogheda native, Deirdre O’Kane.
Aoife Ruane, chairperson of the committee says, "This year’s expanded programme, celebrating the festival’s first decade, not only impresses with its diversity and uniqueness, but also displays an ambition for the future of similar high quality small scale festivals. Set against the North East’s most important medieval town and hinterland, the festival engages strongly with its environment, heritage and people, and events include site specific theatre, visual art, traditional, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, spectacle, children and family events, highlighting the best of the indigenous arts and showcasing the most exciting and innovative practice from Ireland and abroad.”
For the past decade, Drogheda has been the place to be for the May Bank Holiday and there's something for everyone at the special tenth anniversary Festival. See the Drogheda Arts Festival website for more.