South and Proud Festival – A Youth and Community Arts Festival for Southill

South and Proud Festival

The South and Proud festival is a new initiative of The Gaff in partnership with the Southill Hub and Tait House.

South and Proud Festival – A Youth and Community Arts Festival for Southill

South and Proud Festival

As part of the Festival, Tait House is holding a walking and drawing workshop starting Monday, September 14 to Thursday, September 17.

South and Proud is a small community festival celebrating Southill’s architectural heritage, taking place from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September. 

The South and Proud festival is a new initiative of The Gaff in partnership with the Southill Hub and Tait House. This initiative invites members of the local community and visitors of all ages to take part in workshops, performances, and food events across the many social spaces and gardens of Southill Hub and Tait House.

They are inviting members of the local community and visitors of all ages to take part in workshops, performances, food events and discussions across the many social spaces and gardens of Southill and Tait House. Pre-booking is essential for all activities.

Tait House Community Enterprise is a social enterprise located in Southillon the outskirts of Limerick city. Since its establishment in 1984, its mission has been to generate enterprise, employment, and training through the provision of services for the people of Limerick.

The GAFF is a resource for community and voluntary arts in Limerickfacilitating a direct connection between artistscommunities and the wider public.

As part of the Festival, Tait House is holding a walking and drawing workshop starting Monday, September 14 to Thursday, September 17.

They will be teaching you how to sketch freehand with architects Manuela Hartlep and Gerry Lombard in their beginner courses for adults of all ages.

Manuela and Gerry will be taking people out in small groups of four to draw an architectural feature in your community. You get to pick a spot and sketch what you see to create your very own drawing over the course of two days. Your work could be part of a community exhibition and you get to take your professionally framed drawing home to keep.

The groups are as follows:

Group 1: Monday, September 14, 10am – 12.30pm and Tuesday September 15, 10am – 12pm.

Group 2: Monday, September 14, 1pm – 3.30pm and Tuesday September 15, 1pm – 3pm.

Group 3: Wednesday, September 16, 10 am – 12.30 and Thursday 17, 10 am – 12 pm.

Group 4: Wednesday, September 16, 1 pm – 3.30 pm and Thursday, September 17, 1 pm – 3 pm.

This drawing course will be suitable for adults of all ages and no previous experience is required. All drawing materials are included. A contribution of €2 per person applies. It is recommended that you bring an umbrella and a raincoat. To book contact Niall Deegan at [email protected]

Niall DeeganCommunity Officer, Tait House Community Enterprise said, “Why not try your hand at sketching a familiar house, public building, or garden? In line with public health guidelines, South & Proud will observe all current Covid-19 regulations including physical distancing, sanitizing and mask-wearing where appropriate. Everyone is welcome!”

Festival Events

Walking & Drawing (Adults)

Monday 14 – Friday 18

Tait [email protected] 10am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 3.30pm

Local Heroes Drama (8-12 year olds)

Thursday 17 – Friday 18

Tait House Marquee @ 4pm – 6pm

Friday 18

Community Drawing Exhibition (Online HERE)

Tait House @ 5pm

Saturday 19

Dance Workshop (Adults)

Southill Hub @ 11am – 12pm

People’s Kitchen (all ages)

Tait House Marquee @ 12pm – 1pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm & 3pm – 4pm

Gardening Workshop (6 – 10 year olds)

Southill Hub @ 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Imagining an Outdoor Youth Cultural Space (8 – 16 year olds)

Southill Hub @ 2pm – 3pm

Dance Workshop (Youth)

Southill Hub @ 4pm – 6.30pm

Sunday 20

Gardening Workshop (Adults)

Tait House Grounds @ 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Tea in the Marquee (all ages)

Tait House Marquee @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm

In line with public health guidelines pre-booking is essential for all South & Proud activities. Book through eventbrite HERE or through Southill Hub (061) 603710.

For more information go to The Gaff website HERE 

For more stories on Tait House, click HERE

For more info on Tait House, click HERE

South and Proud Festival

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