2 September 2015

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Kinsale Arts Week.. Expect the Extraordinary!

Looking to sea, Saturday 09th July 10am

Experienced as a series of stunning images from Kinsale’s foremost photographers, including Sheena Jolley, John Allen, Luke Lee, Mike Brown, Stefan Syrowatka, and Giles Norman give a personal view of what the sea means to them.

Architecture? Who Cares, Sunday July 10th 2 – 5pm

We all have to live, work, and play in architecture, so why isn’t it top of everyone’s agenda? Who gets to decide what architecture looks like, and what kind of buildings do our tourists come to see? Come along and discover just how much architecture affects our lives, and how we can all make a difference and make it better. Ticket Price €10/€7.50

Michael Morpurgo, Sunday July 10th 6 – 9pm

The award-winning author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo talks about his life and work, including War Horse, Shadow and his latest book Little Manfred. Michael has written over 120 books and sold millions of copies worldwide. He was recently appointed an OBE for services to literature. War Horse, Michael’s moving and powerful story of survival on the Western Front, is now a hugely successful theatre production by the National Theatre, and has recently opened on Broadway in New York. The film of War Horse by Steven Spielberg is due to release in January 2012.

In 1976, Michael and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children. They help to run three farms around the country, in Gloucestershire, Pembrokeshire and North Devon. Each farm offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week, and gain hands-on experience. Ticket Price €15

Rupert Isaacson: The Horse Boy, Tuesday July 12th 6- 9pm

Rupert and Kirstin Isaacson were heartbroken when they learned that their two-year-old son Rowan was autistic. And with each passing day, Rowan’s growing isolation, his uncontrollable fits, each failed treatment, filled them with despair. Then one day Rowan escaped and ran into a field of horses. Rupert watched in horror, but saw a miracle occur. The horses responded lovingly to Rowan, and he to them. The Isaacsons left their home in Texas and travelled to the plains and mountains of Mongolia, the spiritual home of the horse, on an arduous epic horseback journey in search of a cure for Rowan.

The Horse Boy does more than chronicle Rowan and his parents’ journey across the vast, wild landscape of Mongolia. It delves into the strange world of autism itself, the relationship between humans and animals and between different cultures and different ways of being (autistic vs. normal, or “neuro-typical”), and the nature of healing.

Rupert Isaacson is an ex-professional horse trainer and founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund. His journalism and travel writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Esquire, National Geographic, Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Mail and The Field. Ticket Price €15

Houses and Landscapes By Niall McLaughlin, Friday July 15th 6 – 9pm

Niall McLaughlin (Niall McLaughlin Architects and Visiting Professor in Architecture, Bartlett U.C.L.) is the man behind some inspiring and spectacular spaces and places. Here, he talks about four houses in different landscapes in Ireland and England, looking at how environment, materials and people all come together to influence the design of each building. Ticket Price €7

For further information on tickets and other events please visit www.kinsaleartsweek.com

We extend best wishes to artists, makers and visitors to the 2011 event.

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