POP UP CAFE + MILL SUMMER SERIES
AS WELL AS RUNNING OUR POP UP CAFE IN MULLINS MILL, WE PUT TOGETHER A PROGRAMME OF EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN AND AROUND THE MILL ITSELF...
WELCOMING NEW AND OLD FRIENDS, WE FILLED THE RAFTERS WITH SONGS, STRETCHES, CHAT, CRAFTS AND CRAIC.
HAVE A LOOK THROUGH THE HAPPENINGS BELOW...
The Pop Up Mill exhibition returned in 2017 with three wonderful artists' work hanging precariously on our 13th century mill walls!
<<< History of costume in Ireland: The Prehistoric Period >>>
A series of drawings showing what people wore in Ireland from 8000 BC to 400 AD. Eventually there'll be drawings showing what people wore up to the present day but for now we're still in prehistory. For clarity, the work is divided into 4 sections, each one being a particular era of prehistory - Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age & Iron Age.
The idea is to show what people from all over Ireland actually wore & looked like through the ages, as opposed to what the proscribed fashion of each era was. I’m starting around 8000 BC & will eventually get up to the present day. There will be a large section devoted to Penneys.
<<< Petit Chou >>>
A series of prints and recipe booklets inspired by the humble cabbage.
Print €5 // 3 booklets €10
Isadora spent a few days in Kells on a mini residency working on a new performance piece for IMMA's Summer Party and in return she made us some of her immediately identifiable inky paintings in situ! The barter system is alive and well and we are open to it anytime if people would like to offer arty services in return for snacks, food, dinner and so on!
TUNDE TOTH PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP
August 6th 2017 // Participants learnt how to make beautifully textured and decorated handmade papers using pure plant fibres, recycled materials, fine silk threads, dried flowers and herbs! Working with a small groups of participants, Tunde worked with them to create their unique papers in the corner of our cafe of a rainy day. The results were beautiful!
SAMYEL 'TUNES ON TOAST'
on Sunday August 13th, Tunes on Toast brought together seasonal canapés and homegrown tunes in the top floor of the our old corn mill...
Samyel is an Irish-French songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. As a contemporary folk artist, Samyel sings his truth with a "minimal set up and dreamy confident tone."* He is working towards the release of new album, 'Black Coffee', recorded in Santa Cruz, California, with producer Jonathan De Roche. Having just finished a tour in France, he is headed for the more concerts in Europe and U.S.A. this summer.
The singer song scribbler distributes his music in unpredictable and creative ways. The last single, 'Allumette', released in France on tour, was packaged in painted matchboxes (allumette means matchstick in french), with a download code inside.
Check out the stunning video below!
BOOK-BINDING WORKSHOP with READ THAT IMAGE
August 25th // During this workshop, participants will were taught two book binding techniques: the Singer stitch and Japanese stab binding. Making use of these techniques, they created their very own handmade notebooks. Using card stocks and coloured threads provided by Read That Image they made truly one of a kind books!
PHOTOGRAM WORKSHOP with Brian Cregan
August 27th // Taking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists and early photographic
pioneers, this workshop saw participants creating their own photogram
artworks. This is a camera-less process that involves capturing the shadow of
their composition on photographic paper. Gathered flowers from the area around the Mill were used to create these unique photogram images.
DAVID KEENAN 'TUNES ON TOAST'
Our final weekend in the cafe, and our final night of the summer, and our final Tunes on Toast...with David Keenan. A magical night of music and munching.
David Keenan is a 23 year old Irish Songwriter hailing from Dundalk. An obsession with words and melody took hold of him at a young age - he cites the writings of Behan, Yeats and Wilde, coupled with the soundtracks of Dylan, Buckley and The Dubliners, as being illuminating and influential in his formative years. Inspired by the storytelling his Grandfather he took the boat over the water and gathered tales and tunes of his own which are currently being set in sound stone with legendary producer John Reynolds for his debut album. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey and Glen Hansard, David is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about young artist's.