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Get ready for the next Limerick School of Spectacle!

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After the success of Limerick School of Spectacle 2017, which culminated with "Glean Áine Alight" a site-specific, spectacle performance;Creative Europe Schools of Spectacle returns to Limerick this March for the fifth and last edition of this Trans-European initiative 2016-2018.

Don't miss out! 

'Limerick School of Spectacle 2018: Procession' is a free eight-day European outdoor arts training School at the Irish Aerial Creatin Centre in Limerick, Ireland with twenty-five arts practitioners from across Europe. Participants will be involved in preparing, creating and teaching Outdoors Arts for Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the theme Circus250

Limerick Parade 2017

The parade, under the creative direction of ISACS member and Chairman Aidan Phelan, will feature thousands of participants from various community groups, companies, bands and sports clubs from across Limerick and further afield, including ISACS member Martin Shannon of Lumen Street Theatre and Fidget Feet.

Limerick Parade 2017

The School of Spectacle is led by Walk the Plank, organised and hosted by ISACS member Fidget Feet, and partner Limerick City & County Council with the support of Creative Europe and Arts Council Ireland and four other international partners: Pafos2017, Cyprus; Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture 2019; Limerick City and County Council ; Dvimiescio Kulka in Kaunas, Lithuania; and artists from Kalamata in Greece.

Watch highlights from Limerick School of Spectacle 2017

The deadline for application is on Monday 19th. Apply here. 
But first, Fiona Mackey gives you a taste of the latest Limerick School of Spectacle!

Fiona Mackey - ISACS Communication and Event Coordinator Assistant

'I found being part of the Limerick School of Spectacle to be a fantastic experience. Working with artists on a national and European level with different practices and backgrounds was truly inspirational. The school of spectacle allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and reflect on new skills and ideas to bring to my own practice. It was refreshing to be part of a project that put rural Ireland on the map and involved the local community.'

November 13th - 19th saw Limericks rural town of Hospital welcome 25 national and international artists for a week-long training in outdoor arts. The artists participated in workshops on mass movement, fire performance and safety, outdoor lighting, production, community engagement and aerial dance.  


The training took place between Hospital and the Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Corbally Co. Limerick. The tale Glean Áine Alight told was the legacy of the crusading Knights Hospitaller who built the cathedral in Hospital in 1215.

Members of the public, both children and adults, were invited to participate in lantern making and drumming workshops. Those who part took were invited to be part of the finale.

Saturday, November 18th Hospital opened its gates to the public for the final performance entitled "Glean Áine Alight" a site-specific, spectacle performance. Combining storytelling, aerial dance, mass movement and sound.

'We’ve never seen anything like it in my lifetime in Hospital….We are buzzing about what we can do in the future on what we saw and learned this week'
Chairman of Hospital and Herbertstown GAA William Fox 

Photograph credit: Limerick Arts Office

The next Limerick School of Spectacle 2018 will take place March 11-18th.
Applications are closing this Sunday, don't miss out and apply now!

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00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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