Drop Everything. Inis Oírr. May 18-20 2012

DROP EVERYTHING is a free contemporary cultural event taking place on Inis Oírr this May 18th, 19th and 20th.

The event is designed to encourage and inspire creative exchange between artists and audience alike and this unique cultural happening will bring together some seriously talented designers, artists, musicians, writers and randomers.

The founder of the event Mary Nally says it started as just an idea over a pint of Guinness and it was visiting Inis Oírr that inspired the idea to become a reality. Inis Oírr has the only arts centre in the Gaeltacht, Áras Éanna, which will be the main venue. Exhibitions, talks and music from the likes of Irish designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, the New York based international sound collective Soundwalk, the rising star from Iceland Sóley and Kinvara’s Daithí will take place at Aras Éanna, with DJ sets and sessions at the Óstan, Tigh Ruairi and Tigh Ned throughout the weekend.

But what really makes this event unique is that all of the crew and artists are giving up their time, talents, energy and ideas free of charge. As the event will also be free to attend, the organisers aim to have DROP EVERYTHING almost entirely funded through crowd funding by means of Fund:It, an Irish initiative that provides an online platform for people with creative ideas to attract funding from friends, fans and followers. Their target is €12,000 and they are half way with over 100 funders so far.

We encourage you to get behind this initiative, support the arts in the west and be part of the first DROP EVERYTHING.

You can read more about this on their Fund:It page -

http://www.fundit.ie/project/drop-everything

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