Caring for Repairing & Repair Féile

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andrew.slevin • 22 September 2022
in group PPN Community
Event date 5 Nov 10:00 - 21:00
Event location St James Hall, Community Hub on the Hill, The Yard and Distillery • Ireland


Caring for Repairing & Repair Féile — 10:00 till late

St James Hall, Community Hub on the Hill, The Yard and Distillery

St James Hall
  • 10.00-20.00 // Caring for Repairing

    Exhibition continues. Displays works generated by Repair Acts, lead artist Teresa Dillon with exhibition design in collaboration with architect Ana Filipovich and Men Shed, Mullingar. Archival research and text collated by Dillon, Alma Clavin, Robin Ferguson and Maya Vizel-Schwartz illustrates changes in professional repair practices across the last eight decades. With installation based documentary, video, textile and images based works weaving past, present and future local and global narratives of repair, together with stories gathered from the People’s Archive of Everyday Repair.

  • 10.00-13.00 // Parent-and-child Build-Your-Own Toolbox Workshop

    Join Dave Kavanagh from the Rediscovery Centre to make your own toolbox made from reclaimed pallet wood timber. Dave will guide you through the process of assembling your own toolbox and you get to bring the finished product home with you. Family friendly workshop for parents and children (7-12yrs). All equipment will be provided. Eight parent-child spaces available. Registration required, full details here.

  • 12.15-13.15 // Repairs From the Other Side

    Kilbeggan and Westmeath is home to people from across Europe, Brazil, India, China and Africa. Join us for this open conversation on global perspectives to repair and waste. No booking required.

  • 13.30-15.00 // Patching Workshop

    Join The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) legend Gill Stanley and colleagues for session on patching. Drop-in workshop, no registration but limited capacity to 15 persons.

  • 15.30-16.30 // Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, Guest Speaker

    Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh is an Irish artist, designer and award winning inventor who created Sugru, a mouldable ‘repair putty’ or glue that was described by Time magazine as one of the world’s best inventions. Join Jane in a conversation about growing Sugru’s international repair community and what inspires her designs and business. No booking required. Seating limited based on first-come, first serve.

  • 17.00-18.30 // David Kitt

    Genre crossing, multitalented singer, musician and producer David Kitt is known for his delicate electronica, skewed  beats and tender songs. In the minimalist surrounds of St. James Hall, Kitt stripes it back for an acoustic set, which is open for all to attend. No booking required but seating limited and based on first-come, first serve.

Community Hub on the Hill
  • 10.00-19.00 // Caring for Repairing

    Exhibition continues with textile, video and image worked showing on the street and in the vacant shops spaces on the hill.

  • 10.00-16.00 // Dig The Glitch Workshop

    TokTek and guests transforms broken, glitchy toy into a sonic, art objects. Parent-child workshop ideal for early-late teens (12-16yrs). Full details forthcoming.

  • 10.00-16.00 // Lace Affair Workshop at the Distillery

    Working with ideas of the broken and fractured artist Fiona Harrington works with Irish lace techniques to create contemporary reparative objects. Join Fiona for a workshop where you can learn the basic of needle lace and the lace making process. No prior experience needed, all materials provided. Workshop number limited to 12 persons and will take place at Kilbeggan Distillery Visitor CentreRegistration required, full details here.

  • 11.00-16.00 // Of Mortars and Stone Walls at The Yard, Part 1, Lower Main Street.

    Expert stone masons Neil O’Dwyer and David Corrigan (O’Dwyer Masonry) and conservation consultant Caroline Gethings (Anú Heritage) are passionate about the restoration of our built environment and how we learn to maintain it. This two-day workshop brings you through the basics of dry stone walling and its repair, with advice given on how to approach heritage repairs and working with traditional mixes and mortars. In signing up for this workshop you need to be available for both days (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th, 11-16.00). Limited to 15 persons. Registration required and full workshop details here.

  • 10.00-11.30 // Fun Mends with Noelle at the Library

    Ideal for those busy little fingers (3-6yrs), who enjoying craft activities that use and recycle everyday materials. Reuses gems such as lids, caps and toilet roll holders to create fabulous creatures. Limited to 10 children, registration required here.

  • 12.00-13.30 // Jiminy Toy Repair Café

    Bring your torn soft toys, snapped plastic toys, burst inflatables and “missing a piece” toys to eco toystore Jiminy ‘Toy Repair Café’. Jiminy will diagnose your toy’s problem and demonstrate how to repair it. Materials provided. Drop-in session, no booking required.

Outside Tours and Walks:
  • 11.00-13.30 // Meet at the Bridge

    Author of the ‘Little Book of Westmeath’ (2016) historian and tour guide, Ruth Illingworth provides her take on Kilbeggan’s rich industrial heritage, including its history in cooperage and other such crafts. Free tour, starting outside of Kilbeggan Chocolate and Coffee BarBridge St. Limited to 30 persons with registration required here.

  • 14.00-16.00 // Heart, Body and Mind