Momentum 2021 is a one-off, outdoor, community arts and heritage festival in the two towns of Rush and Lusk over one wonderful August weekend: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th. At the heart of the festival is a series of outdoor dramatic performances, written and performed by local writers on The Green Belt Arts Project, which was set up by theatre artist Declan Gorman in August 2020, as part of Fingal County Council’s “Infrastructure II” Public Art: Co-Productions programme. The Green Belt involved 14 people meeting at weekly Zoom workshops, exploring the heritage of the area, and experimenting with creative writing and drama online, all during the various Lockdowns. Highlights of the festival include the Green Belt trilogy “Home, Land and Sea” which takes place at sites from Kenure Demesne to Drumanagh promontory; guided “walkabouts” in both towns, where audiences will meet characters from past and present Fingal; an exhibition of photos and videos of Lusk in times gone by; a play to be staged on a football pitch featuring the story of the great Rush sporting hero, Con Martin; an Early Years Arts enclosure in Lusk, hosted by Acting Up; as well as workshops for older children. In the evenings, there will be informal music and chat in the local outdoor dining and hospitality settings.Most of the events are free or for very modest ticket costs and most are family friendly. Booking will be essential as numbers will be restricted in line with Covid best practice standards. But there will be something for everyone.Momentum 2021 is a voluntary initiative intended to support, entertain and engage the communities of Lusk and Rush with marvellous small-scale but big-vision arts activity, as we get familiar with our streets and our neighbours old and new after a year of seclusion and difficult challenges. It is a celebration of the complex heritage of this unique region of North County Dublin.
Momentum 2021 is supported by Fingal County Council under the Infrastructure 2 Co-Productions and Creative Fingal programmes and is undertaken in partnership with a range of community and voluntary groups in Lusk and Rush, Co. Dublin, including Rush Dramatic Society; Lusk Heritage Group; Power Drama School; Acting Up Early Years Arts and Declan Gorman Arts & Events. We are grateful to Lusk Athletic Club, Lusk Action Group, Rush Tourism and many volunteer individuals for support as the big weekend approaches!
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