Still Voices Launches Summer Series
Still Voices in partnership with Creative Ireland, Longford Co. Council, Westmeath Co. Council and Roscommon Co. Council are delighted to announce the Still Voices Summer Series: A collection of interviews celebrating local artists in local venues.
We have all been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, none more so than the arts, with the doors of theatres and venues still currently closed. We at Still Voices are keen to shine a light on the wonderful artists from our local communities, in addition to the amazing venues in our locality.
While we had hoped the interviews could be attended by a live audience, due to ongoing restrictions, the first three will be available online only through our website here.
The series will start with our Festival Director, Ronan O'Toole, in conversation with directing duo, Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney, in Granard Library. Robert and Patrick are two exciting up-and-coming filmmakers from Granard Co. Longford, making waves with their verité style approach in depicting rural life on screen.
Available Online - May 7th
Our second interview will see best-selling Longford author and filmmaker John Connell sit down with film critic John Maguire in the Backstage Theatre, Longford to discuss John's work both on the page and screen, and how his life in rural Ireland influence his art.
Available Online - June 9th
Writer and documentary-maker, Manchán Magan will take centre stage in our third interview, discussing his book ‘Thirty-Two Words for Field’ and the resurgence in popularity of the Irish Language with, journalist and writer Don Duncan. The Mullingar Arts Centre will play host to this inspiring discussion.
Available Online - July 11th
For the final interview of the series, Roscommon-native Film Producer and Programmer Roisín Geraghty will chat with Gemma Creagh of Film Ireland about her career to date. Roisín's work encompasses the creation, curation and proliferation of independent narrative and documentary film content, as well as advocating for both the creative and business elements of film.
Available Online - September 23rd
The arts which we all love and enjoy - literature, films, music, poetry, dance - simply wouldn't exist without the hardworking artists that strive every day to create their work.
Let's celebrate these amazing individuals now, and again, when we can once again sit next to each other in these wonderful venues we are so lucky to have across the midlands.