Workshops

An Mala Lesko/ Hand Telling

Oein DeBhairduin

Ireland

Sat 15 Oct

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An Mala Lesko/ Hand Telling

Join award-winning author Oein DeBhairduin as he explores a traditional Traveller storytelling technique that relies on intuitive body wisdom and the fluency of the spaces in which tales are told. He will combine drawing, finger storytelling and Irish Traveller folk tales.

This Creative Connections workshop is presented in association with the visual arts exhibition Widden Ar Geels.

Oein DeBhairduin is a creative soul with a passion for poetry, folk herbalism and preserving the beauty of Traveller tales, sayings, retellings and historic exchanges. He is the manager of an education centre and a long-time board member of several Mincéirí community groups, including having had the honour of being vice-chair of the Irish Traveller Movement and a council member of Mincéir Whidden. He seeks to pair community activism with cultural celebration, recalling old tales with fresh modern connections and, most of all, he wishes to rekindle the hearth fires of a shared kinship.