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Donegal / Buncrana
SEPT 24 / 10:00-17:00

Kerry / Waterville
OCT 9 & 10 / 10:00-17:00

PITCHING POSITIVITY.
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY.
SHARING SOLUTIONS.

Workshop. Food. Music.

Stories of Change - The Exhibition is a collection of stories and photos featuring people in Ireland doing good things, in their community for Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.

The Exhibition will showcase portrait photos and stories of community changemakers and include the launch of ‘The Characters of Stories of Change’, a short video featuring the forty community changemakers interviewed in Donegal, Galway, Clare and Kerry.

The events also include a local, seasonal feast created by William from Wildstands, workshops, stalls, climate conversations and live entertainment.

Stories of Change is one of 15 projects funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. You can find out about the other successful projects HERE

Stories of change Exhibition Galway

Stories of Change. The Exhibition.
Donegal. In collaboration with Artlink.

WHEN: 23/24 September.
WHERE: St Patricks Community Hall. Buncrana
TICKETS: Register for your free day ticket HERE.
Morning Workshop tickets are purchased separately.

Friday, September 23rd

2 - 4 pm and 5-7pm – Seaweed Cooking Workshop
Learn techniques on how to utilise seaweed as a nutritional addition to our everyday diet and help prepare the community feast that will be shared as part of the exhibition in the afternoon.

Saturday, September 24th

10am- noon - Eco Printing led by Martha McCulloch and Rebecca Strain of Artlink.
Learn to ecoprint (a natural dye method that documents place and season) on paper and cloth with foraged plants you find around the shore front. All materials provided.

10am- noon – Nature Wander with Claire Thompson, Haiku Writing with Siobhan McLaughlin, and singing by Climate Clamour Choir.
The workshop will include a guided nature wander through Swan Park, where you will learn how to identify plants and their properties and understand why they grow where they do.

10am- noon – Seaweed Cooking Workshop
Learn techniques on how to utilise seaweed as a nutritional addition to our everyday diet and help prepare the community feast that will be shared as part of the exhibition in the afternoon.

12:00 - 12:30 – Tea, biscuits and Climate Chats.

12:30pm – Exhibition Opens.
Showcase of portrait photos and stories. Short video, 'The Characters of Stories of Change', featuring the 40 community changemakers interviewed.

12.30 - 13.30 – Drop-in workshop: Make a Botanical Medallion with Anna Stainsby

13:15 - 14.30 – Seasonal Feast, Music by Nine Hazel Trees.
William McElhinney from Wild Strands will be creating a feast along with members of the local community, celebrating local, sustainable producers, seasonal plant-based food and an often forgotten Irish heritage food, seaweed.

15.00– Climate Conversations.
A panel of experts will be led by Gráinne Ryan (An Taisce) in discussing how we can effectively communicate the challenges of Climate Change with our community. The panel includes Claire Thompson (Keeper of the Ways), Kevin Moore (KPM Soils), Sally Friel Lawrence (Mill River Conservation Group and Climate Ambassador), Shane Finan (artist in residence at Artlink), Rebecca Strain (Amach Anseo and Artlink).

15.00 – Children’s Nature Craft Workshop with Geraldine Timlin of the Avant Garden.

4:30pm – Afters.
Music and craic in the garden of O'Flaherty's Pub - music by Ceolan School of Music.

Speaking about the project, LK Howells, the project creator and An Taisce Climate Ambassador says, "The narrative around climate change is often scary and overwhelming. It’s important to remember that we are not going into this blind. We have an incredible network of people here in Ireland that are making, creating, advocating and designing solutions for a better future. This project is about promoting those people, sharing their stories and celebrating their solutions to inspire community-led climate action".

Book tickets for the events on the website storiesofchange.ie or through Eventbrite or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The final exhibition and community celebrations will be held in Kerry next month, in collaboration with partners, SeaSynergy.

Stories of change Exhibition Kerry

Stories of Change. The Exhibition.
Kerry. In Collaboration with Sea Synergy.

WHEN: 07/08/09 October
WHERE: Tech Amergin/ Ballinskellig Beach/
TICKETS: Register for your free day ticket HERE.
Morning Workshop tickets are purchased separately.

Friday, October 7th – Tech Amergin, Waterville

5 - 7pm – Seaweed Cooking Workshop.
Learn techniques on how to utilise seaweed as a nutritional addition to our everyday diet and help prepare the community feast that will be shared as part of the exhibition on Sunday afternoon.

6pm – Free pizza, tea, and coffee, BYO alcoholic beverages.

7 - 9 pm – Opening of Iveragh Learning Landscapes and Stories of Change Weekend
Launch of Fair Seas Video and Q&A. Expert panel discussion moderated by Orla Snook O’ Carroll (Valentia Island Vermouth), includes speakers Lucy Taylor (Live Project), Luke Myers (Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project), Anna Kellagher (Sea Synergy) and Stephen O'Shea (Pearl Mussel Project).

9- 10 pm – Fuinneamh Drum to ring in the weekend

Saturday, October 8th – in/near Waterville

10am - 12pm - Workshops:
Option 1: Seashore Exploration with Sea Synergy, Waterville strand
Option 2: Kayak and Paddle Boarding, Lough Currane with Sea Synergy (for ages 8+)
Option 3: Foraging Local Woodland, near Lough Currane
Option 4: Guided Walk, Lohar Loop (TBC)
Option 5: Seaweed Cooking Workshop, Tech Amergin
Option 6: Seaweed Seashore Workshop, Waterville Strand

Followed by a Seasonal Feast
William McElhinney from Wild Strands will be creating a feast along with members of the local community, celebrating local, sustainable producers, seasonal plant-based food and an often forgotten Irish heritage food, seaweed.

12.30 - 4pm – Opening of Stories of Change exhibition, seasonal feast, community stalls, live music, and more

2.30pm – Climate Conversations: Blue Climate action + creativity A panel of experts will be discussing how we can effectively communicate the challenges of Climate Change with our community.

2.30 pm – Children's Workshop (ages 6-12yrs)

7pm onwards – Exhibition on tour and live music in local pub, O’Dwyers, The Villa

Sunday, October 9th – Ballinskelligs Beach

10 - 11am – Grounding Yoga with Dani Hiro - The Rewild.

11am - 1pm – Swim, Beach Clean, Coffee & Cake, Cafe Cois Trá

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