TRAVFEST: Festival of Traveller culture at Belltable this weekend

Steo Wall will perform at the TravFest Concert

Taking place in the Belltable, Limerick from November 17-20, TRAVFEST is the coming together of a number of strands of the work created through Guth na Mincéirí over several months.
From November 17, Comóradh, an exhibition of work commemorating loved ones who have been lost – often through suicide, will showcase the work of a group of women who have been working with artists Julianne Hennelly and Melanie O’Rourke for several months.
On Friday 18 November, as part of a showcase of short films made by and about the Travelling community, David McDonagh’s short film, Being Put Back Together, is a moving account of one young man’s road to recovery through his own creative journey.
This film was shot over the summer months in Limerick, Clare and Galway. Saturday November 19th features A Vision for my Daughter’s Future, a beautiful audio account of several Traveller women’s hopes for a better future for their daughters and grand-daughters, at 3pm in the Belltable auditorium, followed at 8pm by the TravFest Concert celebrating the musical talents of the great Sharyn Ward and Steo Wall, blended with Rude Awakening, a group of emerging rap artists, mentored by Willzee throughout 2022.
In keeping with the themes of commemoration a Wreath Making Workshop will take place on Sunday Nov 20th inspired by the custom of placing wreaths on the graves of loved ones during November, in the lead up to Christmas.

Thursday, 17 Nov –
Comóradh exhibition opening | 6pm
Friday, 18 Nov – Short film showcase | 8pm
Saturday, 19 Nov – A Vision for my Daughter’s Future | 3pm
TravFest concert | 8pm
Sunday, 20 Nov –
Wreath making workshop | 1pm

Steo Wall will perform at the TravFest Concert