Tuesday, September 26, 2017

‘Show Peace’

‘Show Peace’

Be charmed, moved, delighted, humoured, uplifted, engaged and above all entertained by a truly unique and dynamic night of pure theatre delivered by the cream of local theatre groups from north and south of the border.  

As part of Sligo Leader Partnership’s Rural Peace Building Programme this year has seen the establishment of a unique cross-border amateur drama network. This project has been pioneered in conjunction with Blue Raincoat Theatre Co. and brings together groups from Omagh and Sligo with a common interest in theatre for the first time. By forging new links between the two regions the network aims to create a pool of theatrical resources and venues that all amateur drama groups can avail of.

Tonight’s event is a unique collection of short pieces for theatre specially chosen and presented by each of the drama groups participating in the establishment of this new network. Underpinning the exciting new cross-border dynamic of the initiative this series of short pieces will be performed north and south of the border within the same 24 hours. The initial performance in St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry, 8pm on Saturday 2nd will be followed by the second performance 8pm on Sunday 3rd at The Strule Arts Centre in Omagh. Admission to both events is free. There will be a reception after the event in Tubbercurry to which all local and visiting drama groups are invited to attend.

The Rural Peace Building Programme is being supported by the EU’s PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee.