Creative Places Edenderry to hold information event

A community based project in Edenderry is holding an information event in the town next month to help develop artistic activities there.

Creative Places is run throughout Ireland in several towns and the Edenderry branch of the project is hoping to complement what activities are already happening in the town.

At the information event, organisers will be seeking feedback and comments from the locals to encourage people to get involved and give them the opportunity to voice what kinds of activities they would enjoy such as walking groups and street art festivals. Jenny Bergin from Creative Crafts will also facilitate an art workshop at the information event for anyone who is interested.

Coordinator of Creative Places: Edenderry, Seonaid Murray said: “It's an information session about the plan for the year ahead. We're working towards encouraging people to get involved who wouldn't normally."

Sionaid added that they want the local people to contribute to the ideas for creative and cultural activities going forward which can also be sports related. Creative Places Edenderry have previously held music workshops, poetry and storytelling events, dance, drama and art based activities.

There will be a second information session on funding in the near future.

The information event will be held in Edenderry Library on Wednesday, February 15 from 6pm to 8pm. Refreshments will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at the information event. Creative Places Edenderry will be runing a host of different pop up workshops and events over the coming months.

Creative Places, Edenderry is a community based project to connect, create and develop artistic and cultural activities to enhance the community engagement and spirit within the area. It is supported by Creative Lives, Creative Edenderry, Arts Council Ireland, Offaly County Council and North Offaly Community Development Network. This is a three-year project. Last year it was based mainly around conversations in the local community and some introductory projects such as Dancing Shoes and a Culture Night event.