LISTEN BACK: Songs and Stories - John Conway

Spoken Word / Residency



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Online

City/Town: Online / Online

County: Kildare

Event dates: 21 May 2020 - 04 Jun 2020

Event Venue: RTE Culture Website

Event time: Listen back on Soundcloud to this event from May 2020

Contact phone: 01 805 7709



Songs and Stories are 3 short works for radio, extracted from hours of conversations which took place over tea and biscuits with Visual Artist John Conway during his Age & Opportunity Artist Residency in Naas Care of the Aged Centre. While Conway is using these conversations to develop a site specific theatre work in the Centre, he has responded to the Covid 19 quarantine measures and produced these works for Bealtaine as a way of reconnecting with participant's in a timely and accessible way – on the radio! In addition to being more accessible than internet based works for those who might be living in complete isolation, Songs and Stories offers 5 minutes of fame the old fashioned way. These pieces will be shared on the RTE Culture website each Thursday (from 21st May) and on KFM (Kildare local radio) over the month of May. Funded by Creative Ireland's National Creativity Fund, HSE CHO Lottery Funds and the Arts Council of Ireland.