The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts #3
Première screening of An Fharraige
Saturday 12 August, 2-4pm
Beyond the Bark puppet and installation theatre and Púca Puppets present the short film An Fharraige at Ormston House. Music and rhythms of the sea transport an old woman to memories of her youth when her grandfather took her fishing. Dreams and reality mingle freely in a film inspired by The Old Man and The Sea and the stories of Seamus Ó Grianna.
Shot in Limerick and Kerry, this short film is a collaboration between Beyond the Bark, Púca Puppets, and musician Thomas Johnston who composed the original score and song, arranged here with Niamh Dunne and Seán Óg Graham. Funded by Dublin City Council. Filmed and edited by Dominik Kosicki from Red Paw Media.
This event is free and kindly supported by Waterways Ireland.
Tickets for Sale Pupa at the Belltable
A puppet girl struggling with her disabled part splits herself in two, casts off her disabled part and banishes it to the room of forgotten limbs. A Man falls from normality, breaks and reforms. As they go on their quests to find a sense of wholeness they navigate a dark world, encountering many characters on their way: a wise bug; fragmented and broken bodies; singing mouths in jars and silence. Mixing puppetry, mask and song, we will tell the freakish metamorphic tale of us. Audiences will be lead through a multi-sensory, interactive, Kafkaesque, telling of Pinocchio as never seen before.
Click here to watch our Awake film
In early February 2016, members of the public were invited to call into Limerick’s iconic Park Kiosk, have a cuppa and a chat with Emma Fisher (puppeteer) and Ann Blake (musician). From these conversations the following song and shadow puppet short film, AWAKE, was made.
Emma Fisher: Animation and Puppet maker
Ann Blake: Song writer/ Vocals/ Musician
David Blake: Vocals/ Musician/ Recording /Mixing
Dominik Kosicki: Camera Man/ Editor
Kevin O’Keefe: Oil Painter
Spun Promo Long
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Spun is a story of friendship and imagination, told through puppetry, animation and song.
Sail to sea, fly through the air, cast a star to the skies and along the way make friends with turtles and giraffes…
Come with Ciaran and his imaginary friend Piedva the spider on their magical adventures.
Based on a book by Emma Fisher and Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir and directed by Liz Walker of Invisible Thread Theatre of Animation.
Spun is a story of friendship in unlikely places, adventure and fun, told through puppetry, animation and song.
Take a ride in a bathtub with Ciaran and let Piedva the spider spin you new adventures. Sail to sea, fly through the air, hold a star and meet turtles, giraffes and acrobatic children.
For children aged 2-6 yrs and their families.
Based on the illustrated book Spun by Emma Fisher & Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir.
Presented by Beyond the Bark Puppet & Installation Theatre.
Director: Liz Walker
Performers: Emma Fisher & Ann Blake
Venue: 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick
Runs until 16th October.
Spun is funded by Limerick City of Culture under the Made in Limerick strand.
Come and Make your very own Elemental rod puppet. Is there a creature you have always wanted tp bring to life?
with reading of Spun by Emma Fisher and Thorey Mjallhvit H. Omarsdottir as part of the Elemental Arts and Cultural Festival,
with hot chocolate followed by a puppet workshop where you make your favourite character from Spun.
Sail through the water, fly through the sky, land on a mountain to free the stars and along the way make friends with giraffes, turtles and acrobatic flying children. Accompany Ciarán on a magical adventure through his imagination, with his faithful friend Piedva the spider and his trusty bath tub.
Venue: Out of the Blue, Limerick Milk Market at 10am, 12pm and 2pm Duration including workshop 1 hour. Workshop places limited to 10 so please book at firstname.lastname@example.org