Saturday, June 10, 2017

Naas Arts Festival on the way

Naas is in the middle of preparations for its Midsummer Arts Festival which will offer a range of fun stuff for all the family, writes Brian Byrne.

Launching in the Moat Theatre on 22 June at 6pm, that event will include live music and opening speeches. From there, people can go to Pride & Prejudice if they have been fortunate enough to snag tickets, or drumming fans can take part in a workshop with Graham Hopkins at 7.30pm in Ps Coffee Roasters.

Other Friday options include Hally in Alice's, Hummingbird in FATE Restaurant, and when the drums cease Sive and Friends will take over in Ps Coffee Roasters.

The festival joins Sallins to Naas too, so visitors can take in all day sessions on the Barge, and Backstage will entertain at the Bridgewater.

A dabbing event on Saturday in Naas is planned to go viral (if you don't know what it is, welcome to the club ... but I did look it up) with a competition for the best 'dabbing Dad'. Music, dancing, zumba, water zorbing, a climbing wall, all just a few items in the variety of family entertainment planned.

There will be a craft fair in McAuley Place, as well as a song-writing workshop hosted by John Spillane, Tai Chi, and an arts workshop.

It's only the second year of the event, but promises to be massive all through Saturday. You can see full details at