Jam Packed Programme of Events for All the Family at Terryglass Arts Festival

Terryglass Arts Festival is less than a month away and this year’s festival promises a jam packed programme of events for all the family.


Taking place from Wednesday 17thSunday 21st August, Terryglass Arts Festival offers an exciting programme of theatre, music performances, visual art experiences and hands on creative opportunities for all ages.


Magician and ventriloquist Jack Wise at Terryglass Arts Festival

Magician and ventriloquist Jack Wise

Family events include over 70 participative workshops, street entertainment with magician and ventriloquist Jack Wise, and the Family Fun Day on the Sunday.


Kicking off on Thursday is Terryglass Arts Festival’s unique workshop programme- featuring some 70 workshops for children of all ages!  From woodturning to batik making, finger painting to decoupage there is something to suit all tastes.

On Saturday 18th August, the sky will be the stage over Terryglass Quay for a fireworks spectacular with live music from the Blood Red Mountain Band as darkness descends. Making a special appearance at the fireworks will be Giggles the Clown who will entertain young and old with his artistry with balloons and his not to be missed antics with the crowd.

Sunday is a Family Fun Day featuring an outdoor Craft and Food market; face painting, childrens’ entertainment with Giggles the Clown, Kitty’s Fairy Garden and much much more. There’s non stop free musical entertainment all afternoon from the Blood Red Mountain Band whose first single released last April went to No.1 on the iTunes Country Chart the following day!


As if that wasn’t enough, magician Jack Wise will be serving up a Molotov cocktail of comedy, magic and sword Swallowing. As Ireland‘s only sword swallower the audience will witness the spine tingling moment when Jack swallows a 24 inch real sword! The highlight of the show has to be Jack’s ventriloquism when using a face mask with a movable jaw, Jack will turn an audience member into a side splitting life size puppet!


Foodies and craft lovers will enjoy tasting the culinary delights or browsing the original craft work exhibited during Sunday afternoon’s food and craft showcase. Pottery, rushwork, wood turning, copper craft and lots more – a range of crafts people and artisans will be in Terryglass to showcase their work.


Speaking this week, Festival Chairperson Emma Pearce said that this year’s Terryglass Arts Festival was especially geared for families.


“Terryglass Arts Festival is a well loved family festival which has seen its reputation grow over the past 18 years. Families are at the heart of the festival and I am delighted to see high calibre family entertainment programmed for this year’s festival.”


Emma is encouraging families to book early for events, especially for the workshops.


“We are really delighted with the success of our workshop programme over the past number of years. However I would encourage people to book early for them as they can get booked up very quickly,” she said.


Tickets for festival events can be booked online on www.terryglassartsfestival.ie  or by phone on 087 2181663. 


For more details check out www.terryglassartsfestival.ie  or follow Terryglass Arts Festival on Facebook www.facebook.com/TerryglassArtsFestival. 

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