Well Festival 2017 – Day by Day Highlights

Are you getting enough art and music in your life?  Day-by-Day Highlights of Well 2017 here! Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2017 kicks off on Monday 9 October with a celebration of singing and art at Central Library, Lady Lane at 11am, and continues all week until Sunday 15 October with an exciting line-up of 36 fun, inventive and sociable arts events throughout Waterford City and County, for all ages, all entirely free.

Well_Festival2017-web_flyer_HRDay-by-Day Highlights of Well Festival 2017 include:

Monday 9 October:
– The Royals and Passage East Community Singers & Walking Through Nature Documentation launch: Central Library, 11am
– Invitation to Dance for Parkinson’s – gentle movement class: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 11am
– The Leeside Serotones – upbeat choral group: University Hospital Waterford (UHW), 1pm
– Night Flowers – colourful lantern installation: UHW, 7pm-9pm (Mon-Fri)

Tuesday 10 October:
– Birds of Prey nature trail on Waterford Greenway: Kilmacthomas Library, 10.30am
– The Point of Viewing – public talk and tour of exhibition by artist Darragh Lyons: UHW, 11am (exhibition all week)
– Archetype/Uchronia – visual art installation by Sinéad McDonald: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 11am-5.30pm (all week)
– The Arista Flute Trio – uplifting music performance: UHW, 1pm
The Loneliest Hourfilm premiere by The Belong Film Club: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 2.30pm

Wednesday 11 October:
– The Infinite Whatever – visual art installation by Debbie Godsell: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 11am-5.30pm (all week)
– The Claddagh Rogues – folk band: UHW, 1pm
– Growing for Wellbeing – workshop: Grow HQ, Dunmore Road, 2.30pm
– Uncovering the Creative Me – art workshop with Anna Moore: Garter Lane Studios, 7pm

Thursday 12 October:
– The Creative Check Up – fun mobile “field hospital”: UHW, 11am; Carrickphierish Library, 3pm
– 1000 Meanings: Shot in Limbo – photographic exhibition by asylum seekers living in direct provision: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 11am-5.30pm (all week)
– Best Foot Forward – dance workshop for over 50s: Garter Lane Studios, 2.30pm
– Book Club Social with author Claire Keegan: Tramore Library, 7pm

Friday 13 October
– Wild Thing – flower/visual art installation: UHW, 10am-4pm
– The Creative Check Up – fun mobile “field hospital”: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 11am
– Making Faces – after school workshop for children: Garter Lane Studios, 4pm
We haven’t had an earthquake lately…  light-hearted celebration of reading: The Book Centre, 6pm

Saturday 14 October:
– Sensory Art Play – workshop for toddlers and parents: Dungarvan Library, 11am
Inside Out – beautiful movie for children: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 3.30pm
– Visual art exhibitions continue at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Central Library and UHW.

Sunday 15 October
Big Hero 6 – comedy adventure movie for younger audiences: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 3.30pm
Meetings with Ivor – thought-provoking documentary: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 7.30pm
– Visual art exhibitions continue at Garter Lane Arts Centre and UHW.

The Well festival champions the health benefits of participation in the arts by everyone.  Music, art, film, dance and literature, plus “Wellies”, a special programme of free events for children, are all on offer, so come, join in and Be Well!  The festival is funded by the Arts Council, Waterford City and County Council and Sanofi, and is presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford City and County Libraries.

Click here for the full Well Festival programme

Or contact any of the festival partners:
Waterford Healing Arts Trust: www.waterfordhealingarts.com / (051) 842664
Garter Lane Arts Centre: www.garterlane.ie / (051) 855038
Waterford City and County Libraries: www.waterfordcouncil.ie / (0761) 102975