Welcome to KAW 2022
This year we are delighted to be celebrating the sixth year of the revived Summer Arts Festival in Kinsale and are grateful to everyone in our community for their support.
We have a very exciting programme this year including a reading and poetry workshop with Paul Muldoon, an evening with Professor Luke O’Neill and a performance by Mary Coughlan. While it is a great honour for Kinsale Arts Weekend to host internationally-acclaimed artists and experts, we are equally honoured to build up relationships with key stakeholders in the community which we set out to do from our inception six years ago.
A key goal this year is to diversify our audience and make it younger. Our collaboration with Kinsale Community School included the artwork for this year’s poster as a KCS pupil won Our Kinsale Arts Weekend Poster Competition 2022.
We are also continuing to work with Kinsale College, and the Cork Migrant Centre. Most recently we have been working with the local Ukrainian Community in Kinsale and we are really looking forward to hosting a photography exhibition entitled “Kinsale through Ukrainian eyes”. Our ethos of providing opportunities and support for up and coming talent continues to be a key part of what we value. This is evidenced in the Paul Muldoon poetry workshop for 10 emerging poets selected from 88 applicants.
Finally, while we have always been blessed with a wealth of stunning public places in Kinsale, we are delighted that St Catherine’s Church in Ringcurran has been restored and is ready for use, thanks to the tireless work of its trustees. We look forward to celebrating the re-opening of that space over Kinsale Arts Weekend. Enjoy the weekend.
Full programme details are now available on the Programme tab. Tickets, will be released in phases and are available via the Tickets Tab and Eventbrite.