Shakefest 2017

SHAKEFEST IS BACK! In its 12th year, no matter what size or what’s on, you’ll be guaranteed to have an amazingly cultural and creative experience every year.

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Once again at Charleville Castle, Tullamore, we are offering some energetic and creative kids workshops and our usual colourful and eclectic Evening Hafla of cultural entertainment on Saturday, May 27th, and kids and adult art workshops on Sunday, May 28th!

Here’s our initial programme for Saturday:

GRAND BALLROOM – kids ages 4-12

2pm – Hula Hoop

3:15pm – Intro to Circus Skills (diabolo, plate spinning, juggling)

4:30pm – Intro to Cultural (Middle Eastern, Bellydance)

*** each workshop has max. capacity each of 25 so book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

11am-1pm – Muwashahat (Intermediate)
2-5pm – Manbuty (General Levels)

5:30pm DINNER BREAK (selection of burgers, chips, salads and drinks available for purchase)


7pm – Evening Cultural Hafla feat. kids dance groups, Oriental and Middle Eastern dance, International Guest Instructor/Performer Mariel Sitka, Olaconga Reggae and African music

There will be a few market stalls in the main hallway for your perusal and kids facepainting from 1pm!

Programme for Sunday:

Aidans Workshops
Art workshops with Aidan’s Art Academy
Kids 4-12 workshop: 10am-1pm €20
Adults workshop: 2-5pm €25

*** again, max. capacity is 25 participants per workshop so book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Kids Workshop Pricing:

€7.50 per workshop
€15 for all 3 on Saturday (includes evening Hafla)
Package of €30 for 3 Saturday workshops plus Aidan’s arts workshop Sunday.

Evening Hafla

€10 per Adult
€25 Family Pass
Camping €10 per Adult
€20 Family Camping Pass

Mariel Sitka Workshops:
1 workshop €30
Both workshops €55

All info and prices are on and Eventbrite  if you would like to book tickets or workshops in advance. Drop ins are also welcome for all workshops unless we state in advance that its sold out.  If you have any questions, contact!

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