Monday, April 6, 2009

Junction festival launch

Clonmel Junction Festival was launched in Hearn's Hotel last Thursday. The event was attended by more than 170 patrons, who got the details of the upcoming festival, which runs from July 4th to 12th.

Clonmel Chamber President, Tina Mulhearne, spoke at the launch about the magnificent work the festival does with children. She praised the work of the Participation Programme in local primary schools, which brings more than 300 children into contact with professional artists, producing a vibrant display of artistic installations, which will decorate the town during June and July.

Junction Festival has an extensive list of sponsors and patrons. Contributions come from all sectors of the business community and from individuals keen to support the event.

Festival Director David Teevan, who has worked unstintingly to develop the Junction Festival, said that the festival was now the envy of other festivals for the strong support it received from the local community. He said the programme for this year’s festival was nearly complete and work will begin soon on marketing and promoting the event.
“This will include a new web design, which we are very happy with, and several new initiatives to bring more visitors to the town during the week of the festival,” he said.“In addition to a full programme of theatre and music this year’s festival has several innovative projects which we believe will generate a lot of excitement”.
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