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Dec 11 2020

Coole Park Poetry Series

Druid this week announced that this series of filmed poems, recorded in Coole Park during DruidGregory, will be presented in a free exhibition in The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway until 19th December.

DruidGregory, a Galway 2020 commission, opened in Coole Park, the home of Lady Augusta Gregory, on the 16th 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 is now presented in a free exhibition in The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway until December 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 individual films will all be released online over the next few weeks. Further details on druid.ie and brinkerhoffpoetry.org.

A collaboration between Druid and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.

10 - 19 December 10am – 7pm (closed Monday 14 and Tuesday 15).

Pop in and enjoy a few restful moments of solace. To whet your appetite here is FeliSpeaks reading WB Yeats' When You are Old.