Kilmallock Library & Local Area Office
Thursday September 19th to Monday 30th September
Events Dates: Thursday 19th–Saturday 21st September
Public Launch Event:
6.30pm on Thursday 19th of September, with opening comments by Rosie Webb, Senior Architect Limerick City & County Council, and welcome by Councillor Mike Donegan
Culture Night September 20th:
6.45-9.30pm ‘Kilmallock as it Lives and Breathes’ at The Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, a joint Culture Night event with Grey Heron Media, award winning Kilfinane based sound designers and producers. All are welcome.
The ‘Free Market’ pavilion will be installed in Kilmallock Library and Local Area Offices from Thursday, September 19th to September 30th.
Visitors are invited to take part in a series of free events aimed to stimulate debate and conversations on the future of our small towns, particularly their public realm and market places.
A programme of events will run across Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 19th, 20th and 21st, during which people are encouraged to explore the exhibition, join in guided walking tours, attend a talk, contribute to Vox Pop recording sessions, and for younger townies we have designed a special Townie Scavenger Hunt.
The exhibition at Kilmallock library will include original architectural drawings and models from the Venice Architecture Biennale describing both the historic and contemporary conditions of towns across Ireland. Recently taken documentary and aerial photography (specially commissioned by ‘Free Market’) will be shown alongside historic photography. There will also be audio interviews, stories and sound recordings.
Original content from the Free Market Venice Biennale Pavilion will be included in the exhibition – including architectural models and drawings. These describe both the historic and current conditions of small Irish market towns as well as there possible futures.
Free Market News, which contains writings on rural towns from nearly 40 expert contributors, will be available to browse and take home.
The ‘Free Market’ team will be on hand to chat and learn about Kilmallock, as they continue to gather experiences, thoughts and ambitions for towns on each stop of the National Tour journey.
‘Free Market’ are collaborating with Kilfinane based sound designer and producer Diarmuid McIntyre of ‘Grey Heron Media’, for a one-off series of sound events on Culture Night ‘Kilmallock as it lives and breathes’ on Friday September 20th. Based in the Friars Gate Theatre from 6.45 - 9.30pm, these events will involve audience participation in the live recording and editing of a Kilmallock soundscape.
The Free Market team is also working with students from the School of Architecture University Limerick who recently studied Kilmallock. The ‘Free Market’ exhibition in Kilmallock is accompanied by a series of events, and a parallel exhibition of students’ work from the School of Architecture and Urbanism University of Limerick on their work for a new town threshold for Kilmallock
‘FREE MARKET’ Programme of Free Public Events in Kilmallock
All events at Kilmallock Library and Local Area Offices unless otherwise stated.
All events are free and open to everyone.
Thursday September 19th
Friday September 20th
||‘Free Market’ Launch in Kilmallock Library
With introduction by the ‘Free Market’
Curators and opening comments and by Rosie Webb,
Senior Architect, Limerick City and County Council.
Saturday September 21st
|10.00am–5pm ||Free Market exhibition open to visitors all-day
|10.00am-12pm ||Kilmallock Primary School ‘Free Market’ talk + Activities
|1-2pm ||Vox Pop recordings – tell us about your town!
|2pm-3.00pm ||Talk by SAUL Students on the Town Threshold exhibition
|6.45- 9.30pm ||‘Kilmallock as it Lives and Breathes’
CULTURE NIGHT at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock
a joint Culture Night event with Grey Heron Media, award winning Kilfinane based sound designers and producers.
This event will involve audience participation in the live
recording and editing of a Kilmallock soundscape. More details on www.culturenight.ie
|6.00- 9.00pm ||CULTURE NIGHT at Kilmallock Library and Local Area Office
The ‘Free Market’ exhibition will remain open until 9pm to accompany
‘Kilmallock as it lives and breathes’, with Free Market curators on hand to talk you through the exhibition.
All day||‘Free Market’ exhibition in the Kilmallock Local Area Office & Kilmallock Library
|11am- 12pm || ‘Free Market’ curator's tour
|All day || Townie Scavenger Hunt
|12-1pm ||Vox Pop recordings – tell us about your town!
|2pm-3.30pm ||Kilmallock Town Walls Walk
Hosted by Sarah McCutcheon, Archaeologist Limerick City and County Council. Meet at Kilmallock Library.
All events are free, and all are welcome to attend
The ‘Free Market’ exhibition remains open in Kilmallock Library and Local Area Office 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.