A diverse range of offerings, many of which will happen outdoors or in an open marquee, will include; readings, workshops, public interviews, outdoor performances, films, concerts, workshops, nature trails and more. Artists of the very highest calibre – both national and international - will present an array of artistic, educational and participatory events, appealing to both arts and nature lovers alike. With a focus on meaningful engagement, The Shaking Bog Festival invites people to step away from the trials of everyday life and move towards a deeper appreciation of their instinctive connection to the natural world.
Making connections through the arts and nature
Offering a rich tapestry of readings, reflections and conversations from some of Ireland’s finest writers, artists and nature experts, each episode offers a carefully crafted and varied canvas of voices from a diverse range of artistic disciplines. Interweaving gentle observations of life, art and nature, the podcast endeavours to bring the listener on an intimate meander through the seasons.
It’s not merely hyperbole to say that one of the publishing sensations of the last year was an extraordinary young man from County Down. Amongst many plaudits, Dara McAnulty’s book Diary of a Young Naturalist won the prestigious Wainright Prize for UK Nature Writing, the youngest writer ever to do so. The book movingly chronicles his fourteenth year as an autistic boy finding solace and inspiration in the natural world.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be welcoming Dara to the festival in September to do a reading and conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Dearbhail McDonald.
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"a beautiful event, with a marquee full of audience, and so appreciative! ...a superb new festival!"