Past FÉACH Programmes

Past FÉACH Programmes

FÉACH Programmes that have previously taken place


Playwriting workshops with Deirdre Kinahan

In 2015 the Arts Office hosted a two day Literary Associate Writer’s Programme for emerging writers from Meath with acclaimed playwright Deirdre Kinahan

The focus of playwriting workshops was 'Story'. How to generate and exploit story for drama and conflict. How to keep an audience engaged and guessing. How to manipulate story to its greatest effect keeping the drama vibrant, shifting and surprising. During the course, participants devised a new character and story completing a short play over the two days.

Theatre curtain

Curtain Call- Theatre Production Workshop

Curtain Call is a one day theatre production workshop. Curtain Call, facilitated by Delphine Coudray was designed for Meath Drama Groups, Musical Societies, clubs and individuals, interested in learning about the issues involved in producing and staging a show.

Over the course of the workshop the group explored production basics: how to choose a script or a theme, rights, insurance, choice of venue, director, cast, crew, rehearsals, budget, set, props, costumes, marketing and audience management. Under these headlines, each participant received documentation and practical tools.

Woman typing on laptop

Writing About Your Work with Visual Artists Ireland

Meath County Council Arts Office in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland hosted an arts development day for visual artists from Meath focusing on Writing About Your Work with Patricia Clyne Kelly.

An artist is required to write about their work for press releases, marketing purposes and for proposals and applications. The artists ability to convey this information in statements, biographies and CV’s aims to assist with people’s understanding of their work and what they are trying to achieve. This successful training provided a workshopped approach to developing artists’ statements and involved writing exercises and peer critique.

People working over coffee

Developing Opportunities for Your Work with Visual Artists Ireland

Developing Opportunities for Your Work with Elaine Grainger and Elaine Leader was a practical full day workshop that discussed proactive approaches to developing opportunities as a visual artist. The workshop addressed issues such as: collaboration, promotion, residencies, working with galleries, public commissions and audience development.

Artist Elaine Leader outlined her practice and work opportunities that she successfully pursued. Curator Elaine Grainger/ Talbot Gallery provided insights into her vision and interests as a commercial gallerist.

Witch puppet in carnival

Giant Puppet Making with Artist Kay McCabe

This 3 day workshop was designed for artists in Meath to develop the skills necessary to create giant puppets for parades and events. Working with artist Kay McCabe participants explored theme, structure and movement to create large puppets that could be used in their communities. This initiative was implemented on three different occasions due to popular demand.