The Together Project is a collaborative arts based project by Kerry Writers’ Museum & Fighting Words Kerry linking young and older people in the community through a creative programme of storytelling, creative writing, traditional music & song, and film making workshops. Locally based professional writers, artists, musicians and film makers will deliver the workshops and oversee the production of the work created.
“The aim of the project is to share stories and create a performance based programme to connect the young and old in our local community with their history, local environment, literary & cultural heritage, the spoken & written word and with each other”, said Cara Trant, Manager of Kerry Writers’ Museum.“It will encourage the community to study and appreciate the spoken & written word, the nature and power of performance and the ‘living’ space that is our local museum”.
Each element of the project will be delivered over a series of 10 workshops, i.e. 40 sessions in total and the project will culminate with a showcase event where participants will invite their families and their local community where the work produced will be performed and displayed. This will encourage the people living in Listowel and beyond to feel a sense of ownership of their museum and the rich cultural heritage of their region.
This is the first project of its type in County Kerry, where a multitude of arts disciplines will come together to organise activities specifically designed to bring people together across generations. It is also the first collaborative initiative among arts organisations in the community. The project is being supported by Creative Ireland and Kerry County Council Arts Office.
Kerry Writers’ Museum is now looking for participants to take part in this wonderful opportunity, children aged 8 to 16 years and older people aged 55+. Workshops will be delivered free of charge to all participants.
If you would like to be involved or would like more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 068 22212.