Friday 11th October – Garter Lane Arts Centre

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9:00                        Registration

9:45                        Deputy Mayor Cllr. Seamus Ryan launch to open inaugural Festival

10:00                     Keynote Speaker Toby Scott 

10:40                     Dr Eamonn Kelly of Creative Ireland 

11:00                     Morning Break

11:15                     “Bring Your Own Chair” presentation by Eilís LavelleWorkhouse Union 

11:45                     “Welcome to the Waterford Cultural Quarter” by Katherine Collins

12:00                     Moderated Panel discussion “Talking Space: creativity, identity and place”.

Chair: Jennifer O’Connell

David & Sandra Whelan Immersive VR Education

Máire Henry – Waterford Institute of Technology Dept of Architecture

T.V. Honan – Festival Director of Spraoi International Arts Festival

13:00                     Creative Identities Launch with Joy Rooney and Dr Fiona Dowling WIT Design Dept

13:15                     Lunch – lunch provided in Garter Lane Gallery area

14:15                     Immersive VR Education: Innovation Presentation

14:45                     Mark Graham of King Kong Company, WIT and “A Year of Festivals in Ireland”

15:15                     The Walls Project present  Murals for Communities (Creative Europe project)

16:15/ 16.30         Finish

16.15 – 17.00       Closed door tours of relocated and renovated Waterford Municipal Art Gallery collection

17.30 – 19.30       CreateFest Evening @ Tully’s – Continue the CreateFest conversation in Tully’s Bar,

O’Connell Street, Waterford from 5.30pm Ticket includes 1 free drink,

refreshments by the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms and entertainment.



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