Date: 1 / 08 / 2015
Where: Waterford Spraoi
You are invited to join us at the Circostrada Summer University at Waterford Spraoi: Connect & Celebrate!
SATURDAY 1st AUGUST
12pm: Registration & Tour of Spraoi Studios with Mike Leahy - Artistic Director for Spraoi.
Welcome - Anne-Louise Cottet of Circostrada and Lucy Medlycott of ISACS
Open Newsround sharing of projects, info, shows, events and more, followed by Complimentary Lunch
2pm: Open meeting: Focus on the Irish & International Context for Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Art forms and the Festival sector.
Speakers include: Ulla Hokkanen - Chair of ISACS & Director of Galway Community Circus, Chantal Mc Cormick - Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Miriam Dunne - Arts Council of Ireland, John Towsen - Director of Physical Comedy, New York and Three Sisters 2020, EU capital of Culture Bid rep.
3.00pm: Spraoi Programme - Free time
6.00pm: Mayoral Reception at Waterford City Hall With Kilkenny, Waterford & Wexford County Councils, the Three Sisters 2020, EU Capital of Culture bid team.
7-9.00pm: Spraoi Programme - NEST Stage
SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST
11.30am: Focus Meeting on European Audience Research Development A specialist presentation for researchers, academics and those involved in capturing audience data to discuss the methodologies for gathering research on audiences for the street arts, circus and spectacle artforms.
Moderated by Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann, MA in Festive Arts, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick.
Speakers include: Jonathan Goodacre - Audience Agency UK, Verena Cornwall - Arts Council Ireland & Circostrada Audience Work Group, Kendall Feaver - ISAN UK , Annette Nugent-Arts Marketing Consultant and Kath Gorman - Cork Midsummer Festival.
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
1.30pm: Spraoi Programme - Free time
9pm: Spraoi Parade -Night time Spectacle & Post Spectacle Festival Party. This is a unique event involving over 300 participants and with an audience of over 30,000. It is a fantastic example of full community participation, engagement and ownership. Not to be missed!!!
Download the full Spraoi programme right here.Register now right here!