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Flax Fest

5th September 2015, Donegal Town, 12 noon onwards

Further details available on Till/until Facebook profile

As the culmination of our enquiry into landscape and belonging, our community flax weaving lughnasa will take place on the 5th September in the Flax Field at the Mullins in Donegal Town.

Image copyrights: Till/until

Image copyrights: Till/until

We will be joined by our friends from Straw Craft Ireland making mummers masks, and harvest knots, and there will be music and dancing. Bring the family and your picnic!

Till/until is a socially engaged art project, investigating the relationship between landscape, place and our sense of belonging.
Using a ‘meitheal’, (an old Irish tradition of a group coming together and working for a common cause) a field of flax has been planted. The vast blue drifts of flax fields in bloom were once a familiar sight in Donegal. The project will host a programme of workshops and demonstrations for school children, teenagers and adults, from June until September 2015. The project will discuss the history of flax growing in Donegal and the evolving nature of our connection to the place in which we live. The culmination will be a harvest ‘lughnasa’ in early autumn, when the flax will be communally woven whilst still in the ground, to create a giant, temporary landmark sculpture.

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