Spectacular Vernacular

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An exciting programme of arts events across Offaly until end of April 2022

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary taking place between the towns of Birr, Tullamore, and Lough Boora Parklands. Spectacular Vernacular is a series of outdoor events, workshops, performances, and happenings that focus on developing new creative networks and unique opportunities for artists to engage with our community. Spectacular Vernacular is bred from the black earth of the bog and celebrates the local, the ordinary and the mysteries of the colloquial. Much like vernacular architecture depends on utilising the phenomenon in its environs, Spectacular Vernacular emerges from the foundations of artistic cultures that already exist between our towns and in the County of Offaly. Spectacular Vernacular examines the traditions of Offaly and its rural arcadia through the lens of the contemporary practitioners who live there or artists and culturalists whose practice may be historically associated with the locale.

 This unique project is a collaboration between the Museum of Everyone | Birr Festivals Collective | Offaly County Council | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre | Tullamore Arts Centre & Lough Boora Parklands.