Caring for Repairing & Repair Féile

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andrew.slevin • 22 September 2022
in group PPN Community
Event date 6 Nov 10:00 - 21:00
Event location St James Hall, Community Hub on the Hill, The Yard and Distillery, Lower Main Street • Ireland


Caring for Repairing & Repair Féile — 10am till late

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

St James Hall
  • 10.00-19.00 // Caring for Repairing

    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.

  • 10.00-12.00 // Pop-Up Bike Repair Demos With Kenny

    Taking the fear out of fixing a bike puncture or changing a chain, family orientated workshop aimed at parents and children, learning together. Hosted by Kenny’s Bi-cyle Shop. No registration but limited capacity to 20 persons.

  • 14.00-14.45 // Cúpla Focal

    In advance of his evening performance Manchán Magan takes us on a journey through a couple of words for care, repair, healing and mending in Irish. No registration but limited capacity.

  • 16.30 // Exhibition closes

    Exhibition closes at St James Hall, in preparation for setting up for the performance Arán & Im

  • 19.30 – 20.40 // Arán & Im

    Theatrical performance and installation in which writer, author, television programme maker, Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world. Free to attend but seating numbers capped. Registration therefore required here.

Community Hub on the Hill
  • 10.00-16.30 // Caring for Repairing

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

  • 11.00-16.00 // Furniture Uplift, Chalk Paint Workshop with Handmade Design at the Distillery

    Do you love the look of painted furniture, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join Claire Delabre, designer, upholster and owner of Handmade Design Studio for this entry level, hands on workshop and learn how to transform a drab piece of furniture into a fabulous new piece. Taking place in the surroundings of the old café on the ground floor of Kilbeggan’s Whiskey Distillery this workshop is Limited to 8 people, registration required here.

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

    Second day of this two-part workshop with expert stone masons Neil O’Dwyer and David Corrigan (O’Dwyer Masonry) and conservation consultant Caroline Gethings (Anú Heritage). Focuses on learning the basics of dry stone walling with support 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.

  • 14.00-15.30 // Fun Mends With Noelle, SWEETS, The Crescent

    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, full details here.

  • 11.00-13.00 // Restoration of Ardan Wood, Woodland Walk

    The ancient woodland of Ardan Wood is the first woodland that the Native Woodland Trust acquired. Estimated to be over 350 years old, join the Trust for a family orientated walk through its holly, hazel, spindle, bramble and learn about restoration. Registration required here, includes information on meeting point.

  • 14.00-16.00 // Pocket Forests

    Pocket Forests refer to a particular way of growing small biodiverse forests. Using recycled materials to prepare the ground, this talk and demonstration provides people with an insight into how they can develop their own Pocket Forest. Limited to 20 people. Registration forthcoming.

  • Dear All, we looking forward to meeting you at Repair Acts, Kilbeggan. All events are free. No booking is required for all opening night events (debate, exhibition, documentary premiere and live performance) or for exhibition elements on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th (St James Hall and the Community Hub on the Hill). However capacity for workshops and live performances is limited with some requiring pre-registration and others based on earliest arrival, first come, first-serve. We recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment. For all outdoor events, we recommend wearing wear, weather proof clothing with healthy and safety indicated, where necessary for the repair and mending workshops (see each specific event).

    For those requiring information on access to all spaces. St James Hall is on flat ground with ramp access, please note that other venues have either ramp access, low steps, elevators or street access. If you have any special access requirements please get in touch via email.