Project Description

This post is an information update for Here and Now performance art events for July, August and September.

July p(art)y Here and Now

Our next p(art)y Here and Now is Saturday 27th July and we are moving to The Old Schoolhouse, Connaught Road, Scarriff.

For the summer we wanted to move around Co Clare and access different spaces. This allows us to perform in a different space with a different ambience and atmosphere, and hopefully allows people to come along who might not otherwise be able to for geographical reasons. Please see the image above and details below:

Date: Saturday 27 July 

Time: 3.45 – 5pm

Venue: The Old Schoolhouse, Connaught Road, Scarriff. V94KDH4  

Cost: €5 contribution towards venue rental would be appreciated. 

Parking: parking is available on the main road opposite the Old Schoolhouse.

What exactly is p(art)y Here and Now?

The event is planned as a one hour live performance art event, during which time we will all perform in the same space, at the same time. We will all start at the same time and finish at the same time.

By ‘perform’ we mean that you are free to create or express yourself in any way you should choose. Sometimes it is easier to describe performance as an artistic intention. You are free to behave in an intentionally artistic creative way for the duration of the hour-long event.

There will be a lot of different ways that participants might choose to perform. Some of the artists participating will be making sound art, using equipment. Others may choose to bring props, or particular outfits to wear and to use as they perform. Others will be performing through movement and/or dance, or vocally. If you have a specific performative intention you wish to carry out, that is fine. Our goal is that we all work together in the same space for the hour duration, and see what entails.

If you would like to read more about p(art)y Here and Now and see some photos you can do at this link

Signing Up for p(art)y Here And Now

In order to reserve a spot, please email me back here. We have limited places so it’s important that we know who is attending. We look forward to seeing you in Scarriff!

Here and Now Performance Festival takes place in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, on 16th August.

This is the inaugural Here and Now Performance Festival, celebrating and showcasing performance artists from the mid-west of Ireland. Within this event we will incorporate

an introduction to performance art workshop,

4 live performances by Mid West based artists

And to close the day, our p(art)y Here and Now group live performance event. 

For those of you who are not from Clare who are interested in attending or performing (see performance opportunity below) you can email me about this and I will see how I can help you with accommodation and travel. 

See below for details of the festival.

Event 1: 3pm

Introduction to performance art workshop. Workshop facilitator: Rachel Macmanus

Event 2, 3, 4, 5: (from 4pm)

Artist performances (details to be confirmed) 

Event 6: 6pm

p(art)y Here and Now. A participatory live art group performance event to finish the afternoon

The Festival is free to attend and I will send out a flyer closer to the time with more details

I am running a GoFundMe to help pay for the festival- see link below.

Here and Now Festival Performance opportunity

There are a number of artists from the MidWest confirmed to perform so far. Proposals from p(art)y Here and Now attendees to make a performance at the festival are currently being accepted. You could propose a group performance or a solo piece. Please email for an application form and get back to me with any questions. This opportunity is for artists who have attended a p(art)y Here and Now event. One artist will be selected to perform, but please note, p(art)y Here and Now will also be held to close the festival, at which all artists are invited to perform.

September p(art)y Here and Now- part of Culture Night 2024

p(art)y Here and Now is officially part of Culture Night 2024, and for a once off event we will be performing in The Peace Park, Ennis, in front of glór and the New Library. As it is Culture night the time is slightly different, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. We hope to see you there. I will be in touch closer to this date with more details.

Date: Friday 20 September, 2024

Time: 4.30 – 5.30pm

Venue: Peace Park, Ennis, Co Clare  

Cost: free- no venue

Parking: parking is available in The Old Friary Carpark, Francis Street and glór/new Library carpark.