Good Vibrations, Celebrating Love, Life and Magic, and Standing Shoulder to Shoulder: Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2023 announces programme of music, movement, poetry, art and stories to make us feel good.
Festival dates: Monday 13 – Saturday 18 February
Good Vibrations, Celebrating Love, Life and Magic, and Standing Shoulder to Shoulder are some of the highlights of this year’s Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing. Taking place in Waterford Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February, the Well Festival features an inspirational line-up of fun, free, inventive and sociable arts events for all ages. In this, its tenth year, the festival presents musicians, artists, poets, storytellers and dancers, as well as a programme of Wellies, the festival’s events for younger audiences.
The full festival programme is available from www.wellwaterford.com and can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing champions and celebrates all the ways that the arts help us to feel good. Each day, festival-goers will have the opportunity to witness colourful, beautiful, thought-provoking music, art, movement and literature, and to experience the joy of creativity through a range of workshops and interactive opportunities for all ages.
Highlights of the Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing 2023 programme include:
For younger audiences, the Wellies programme invites children and young people to finesse their Circus Crafts and Juggling skills with Enda Moran, get lost in their imaginations with Joe Brennan’s Magical Stories and hone their drawing skills in a Children’s Illustration Workshop with Well Festival favourite Shona Shirley MacDonald
Speaking at the launch of the festival programme, Claire Meaney, Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, said “We are thrilled to present our tenth Well Festival in Waterford in person this year. Having re-imagined our festival over the past three years in the virtual space, we can’t wait to come together with our lovely audiences to experience, in person, the power of the arts to lift our spirits and nurture our wellbeing.”
Breda O’Shea of Waterford City and County Libraries added “Winter into spring is a great time of year for our festival, with the promise of new beginnings, connection and colour. We invite you, the people of Waterford, and our Well friends far and wide, to join us as we explore, reach out and make new connections each day.”
Sile Penkert, Executive Director of Garter Lane Arts Centre, continued “The Well Festival gives us a unique opportunity to offer inspiring experiences to our community, to creatively engage with each other, and to remind ourselves of the beauty that exists all around us, even in the midst of challenging times. We hope that, through our festival programme, our audiences will find their own route to self-expression and creative fulfilment and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our events.”
The Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing is funded by the Arts Council, the HSE and Waterford City and County Council, with generous support from Sanofi. The festival is presented by Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford City and County Libraries and Waterford Healing Arts Trust.
The full festival programme is available at www.wellwaterford.com
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