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Wexford - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Seanchas - The Sustainable Lifestyle Festival

category wexford | environment | event notice author Monday July 06, 2009 23:34author by Tara - Síol na seanóiríauthor email seanchasfestival at gmail dot comauthor phone 0861767985 Report this post to the editors

The sustainable lifestyle festival. 24th-26th July-Wexford

Seanchas is planned for the 24th to the 26th of July. This 3 day event combines many aspects of sustainable living. Over the weekend workshops will be available, reskilling people in native heritage crafts and practical living skills, as well as educating them on the issues that face us as society today. We believe that by coming together, sharing ideas and skills we can initiate great positive change both locally and globally.

The event is taking place in Templeshelin, Adamstown, Co.Wexford. See www.seanchasfestival.com/Location.html for map details
Leo mixing up the cob for our oven
Leo mixing up the cob for our oven

Gates will be open noon on the friday. There will be an opening ceremony that evening with introductions, fire performers and music to kick off the weekend.

Workshops will kick off on Saturday at 10am for those who wish to partake and will run untill 4pm with lunch at 1pm to be provided by the wonderful people at lentil disorder. All meals are vegan and are will be eaten together around one big table. We wish to create a strong sense community, a sense of magic that happens when people come together for the joined purpose of doing something positive.

Some of the 2 day workshops on offer include:
Building a cob oven
Stone carving
Boat building
Felting
Handspinning and natural dying
Straw-bale building
Thatching
The art of storytelling
Sugán chair making
Basketry
Willow sculpture
Hand pottery

More may be added so keep checking our website: www.seanchasfestival.com

Aside from the 2 day courses there will be other shorter workshops on offer, as well as many talks, information stalls, movies/documentaries, discussions groups, meditations, yoga, therapies, music, sweat lodges, inspiration and fun. We'll also have a great children's area with loads of inspirational and fun activities planned.

There will be many topics covered over the course of the weekend, some of which include:
Transition towns
Sustainable development
Climate change
Permaculture
Peak oil
The upcoming Lisbon treaty referendum
People's right to land in Ireland
Direct action for positive change
Social centres
Renewable energy
Green technology
Biofuels
Dowsing and land energies
The economy in Ireland
Herblore
Treelore
Connecting with the land
Save Tara campaign
Shell to sea and the current situation in Rossport.
Climate camp '09
The setting up of credit unions in wexford
And much more...

The event is built on people coming together to share information, so if you have something to share come along. The timetable will be open for people to lead a workshop or facilitate a discussion.

We wish to create awareness, infact this is our main aim. We wish to empower people, to renew in them the ability and confidence to sustain themselves and have their voice heard.

There is some great music planned. Friday night is trad night with a fusion of local and West Cork Talent. Bring along your instrument and join in the session. Then on Saturday night we have red chair live on tour with whom we will be treated to the finest local singer songwriters in an acoustic session in the woods. Then on Sunday night we'll finish off the weekend with a bang. We've loads of bands planned including our own wexford based 'The Hundred Flower Campaign' and Galway reggae band 'Intinn' along with many more.

We will be cooking pizzas and other tasty treats in our cob oven in the woods so you wont be left hungry. All meals are vegetarian and etically sourced with percentage of proceeds from the café going to Etiopian reforestation.

We hope to run the whole event on renewable sources of energy with solar panels, wind turbines, bio power generators and bike power technology. There will also be compost toilets.
We wish to set an example of how we can all live together sustainably, both socially and environmentaly.

For more information on the structure of the weekend and on ticket prices etc. go to our website www.seanchasfestival.com
For Tickets contact Kim on 0871211189
You can also reach us via e-mail seanchasfestival@gmail.com or contact Tara on 0861767985
The event location in Templeshelin, Adamstown, Co.Wexford is between New Ross and Wexford Town. See www.seanchasfestival.com/Location.html for map details

We can achieve great things when we come together so come be part of the reveloution towards a more positive and sustainable future.

Related Link: http://www.seanchasfestival.com

The soon to be cafe na coille
The soon to be cafe na coille

small helping hands!
small helping hands!

Everyone gets their hands dirty!
Everyone gets their hands dirty!

PDF Document Seanchas poster-Spread the word! 0.16 Mb

author by TaraTaraTarapublication date Fri Jul 10, 2009 09:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I would like to wish the organisers every success with this Festival. The principles of sustainability , promoting native heritage , crafts etc all touch the heart of those with a soul connection to our land. To educate and share this knowledge with others is a great calling. I look forward to attending the Workshops and sharing these wonderful experiences with you all. Everything sounds great from the workshops to meals to music sessions, really cant wait! :)

The Tara Solidarity Vigil will make a presentation on what is currently happening in the campaign to protect the Tara Valley as well as their vision for sustainable and eco living, a model of which is to be seen at the Vigil Camp, Belper Farm just down the road from Rath Maeve on the Hill of Tara. Thank you for inviting us and giving us this opportunity to share the story.

www.tarapixie.net

Related Link: http://www.savetara.com
author by Celtpublication date Sun Jul 12, 2009 14:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Thats great cos the Celt in the woods was cancelled for this weekend and this gives me something to look forward to :) It's a similar type of event with sustainable living and crafts etc. There should be more of this sort of thing! Thanks

Related Link: http://www.celtnet.org/
author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Mon Jul 27, 2009 16:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Thanks for organising this and providing such a beautiful setting in which to enjoy the various talks and workshops. We had a really wonderful time there. On behalf of the Tara Solidarity Vigil, thank you very much and may you have continued success with this event in the future.

Here are a selection of photos from the event:

Heather Alexis and Carmel TSV
Heather Alexis and Carmel TSV

Hay Bale House Building
Hay Bale House Building

Stone Carving
Stone Carving

Ash Canoe
Ash Canoe

Willow Sculpture
Willow Sculpture

Related Link: http://www.savetara.com
author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Mon Jul 27, 2009 16:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Just a selection- there wouldn't be room for them all :)

Into the Labyrinth
Into the Labyrinth

Súan Chair Making
Súan Chair Making

Thatching
Thatching

Healing Tent
Healing Tent

Basket Weaving
Basket Weaving

Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net
author by CELTpublication date Tue Jul 28, 2009 17:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

At Bealkelly Woods, Tuamgraney, Co Clare 19th and 20th September. Promoting conservation through education.

Workshops include:

Leatherwork, Tool Restoration, Herb Lore, Natural Building, Sugan Chair Making, Basketry, Fishing for Beginners, Greenwood Furniture, Feltmaking, Blacksmithing, Dry Stone and Lime Mortar Walling, Wood Carving, Spinning and Weaving, Silversmithing, Coppersmithing, Stone Carving, Clay Sculpture, Woodcrafts, Felting and Rustic Art for 8-14 yr olds.

Info at www.celtnet.org

Bookings info@celtnet.org 061 640765

Related Link: http://www.celtnet.org
 
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