ÉIGSE OUTDOORS
In association with Fairgreen Shopping Centre

The festival moves outdoors in 2006 with ÉIGSE OUTDOORS,  a series of quirky appearances by Irish and international street performers throughout the festival – in the least expected locations! Watch out for Bui Bolg’s stunning street characters, a very special version of Swan Lake by The Primitives, and angels with a difference from Irish group Diced Carrots.

These street performers can show up anytime, anywhere during the festival week, SO WATCH OUT!

EVENT SWAN LAKE by The Primitives
DATE Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11
LOCATION Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Tullow Street and Party in the Park
Belgian-based street performers The Primitives turn their hand to story-telling for ÉIGSE OUTDOORS in a rough, visual, poetic and hilarious “Swan Lake” brought to you by two unlikely workmen out to make you believe again in love and other impossible things. To the cheers of all their mates back home, Geordie Mastic and his faithful companion, Wally, set off in the Mastics Plastics company van, loaded with 300 plastic bags and a mission: art and plastic…. together.


EVENT Bui Bolg presents HILLBILLYS ON TOUR and A FAMILY PICNIC
DATE Saturday June 10 – Sunday June 18
LOCATION Fairgreen Shopping Centre and around town
Just recently returned from the Carvinal of Giants in France where they were warmley received, watch out for Ireland’s leading street theatre company from Wexford on the streets of Carlow in June with their Hillbillys on tour–three brothers from Carolina  are on a visit from the home land to look up their great great gran pop who came from Carlow. Keep an eye out, you never know, you might be related!


EVENT Fanzini Brothers present DEATHWISH
DATE Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11
LOCATION Fairgreen Shopping Centre and around town
Fanzini Brothers are Italian Kerrymen and they bring us their new show "DEATHWISH" full of family-friendly machetes, beds-of-nails, axes, hair-raising pogo-sticking and the eye-popping wheel of death. Watch in fear as Guido performs the trousers of fiery doom and Ronaldo lights up his fiery ring while building to a terrifying finale in the Wheel Of DOOM. This amazing show is not for the faint hearted and is served with a healthy dollop of humour.  Do not miss these heroes of the Irish circus scene.


EVENT Diced Carrots present THE FALLEN GUARDIAN ANGELS
DATE Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11
LOCATION Fairgreen Shopping Centre and around town
The Fallen Guardian Angels are here to help.  They may not be the brightest halos on the cloud but they are well meaning, as they try to protect mere mortals from the dangers of modern life.  They are Heaven sent, it’s just they may have been sent to the wrong place!  Polish up your consciences, here they come!


EVENT ANIMATED STATE presents THE SHOW MUST GO ON
DATE Saturday June 17
LOCATION Fairgreen Shopping Centre and around town

Street performers Animated State ensure that chaos and confusion take centre stage as a company of hapless players traverse their way through the tension, turmoil and madcap theatrics behind the scenes. Sparks fly as the eccentric, the flamboyant, the queens of drama, enact the crazy, the wacky, the hilarious, the ridiculous events that un-dress the rehearsal of ‘The Show That Must Go On’.



EVENT LE MARCHE DE FRANCE ET SES PROVINCES and CARLOW FARMERS’ MARKET
DATE June 10-12
TIME

9.30am to 6pm

LOCATION Potato Market, Carlow

ÉIGSE OUTDOORS also includes a week long French Food Market. LE MARCHE DE FRANCE ET SES PROVINCES will delight with all its typical French food and craft such as baguettes, olives, French cuisine, jewels from Paris and Brittany cakes... I'm sure your mouth is already watering!

Alongside the tantalizing gallic produce you can also see and purchase the best of Irish and local produce at the FESTIVAL FARMERS’ MARKET. Irish goodness abounds!


 

 
Éigse Carlow Arts Festival Ltd, Foresters Hall, College Street, Carlow.
telephone: 059 9140491 / fax: 059 9130065 / email: eigse3@eircom.net