Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshops

Féile an tSolais is an Arts and Technology Festival taking place on 2nd to 4th November 2018 that explores all forms of art and encourages artists to collaborate across mediums using recycled materials.

In the run up to the festival Féile an tSolais ​presents Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshops.

Canadian based Artist Kathleen Doody will facilitate three lantern making workshops in Listowel Community Centre from the 22nd to 24th August. The workshops will teach participants how to make a variety of different willow and wire lanterns, from elaborate swan lanterns to very basic pyramid lanterns which kids of all ages can make. These workshops are in preparation for the inaugural Féile an tSolais Festival of Light Lantern Parade which will take place on Friday 2nd November in Listowel, Co Kerry.

Kathleen Doody began creating lanterns from willow, bamboo and paper in 1982 while living in Kyoto, Japan. Since that time her lanterns and lamps have been part of outdoor spectacles, installations and parades on Toronto Island, at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto City Hall, First Night Parade, Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls and for the CBC. As well as with several Toronto theatre companies, she has worked with Welfare
State International (England), Emergency Exit Arts (England) and Carnival in Toronto, Canada, Japan, England, Trinidad and Viareggio, Italy on large outdoor projects.

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