Coole Park Poetry Series

Druid announces the Coole Park Poetry Series. A series of filmed poems recorded in Coole Park during DruidGregory and presented in The Mick Lally Theatre from 10 to 19 December. A collaboration between Druid and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation

DruidGregory, a Galway 2020 commission, opened in Coole Park, the home of Lady Augusta Gregory, on the 16 September.

In partnership with the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, a poetry series was commissioned as part of the artistic conversation between the past and present. This poetry series involved poets of different cultural backgrounds living in Ireland, reading both their own work and the work of poets associated with Coole Park, including Lady Gregory, WB Yeats and JM Synge. These readings were filmed in the grounds of Coole Park during performances of DruidGregory.

The series will be presented in a free exhibition in The Mick Lally Theatre in Galway from December 10 – 19. The theatre has been adapted to a one-way system so that the films, each 2-3 minutes in length, can be viewed safely in a controlled gallery space, and can be enjoyed individually or as a complete 20 minute film.

The poets filmed were Seán Hewitt, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, FeliSpeaks, Evgeny Shtorn and ATMOS Collective.

The films will all be released online over the next few weeks.

More Information here.