Storytelling and Declaration Workshop with Órla Mc Govern

Wed, May 25, 2022

17:30 - 19:30

Kilbeggan, St James Hall

We are delighted to be working with storyteller Órla Mc Govern, who we will be collaborating with us on a workshop at St James Hall Kilbeggan. Leading us through a number story share exercises, we will be exploring individual and collective stories around the repair of objects and their associated memories.

This workshop is invite only and brings together members of Men Shed Kilbeggan and those in Kilbeggan’s age active groups.

About Órla

Órla Mc Govern is a storyteller, performer and writer based in The West of Ireland.  She has told all over the world from Athens to Cape Clear Island, from The Antrim Glens, to the North of Finland. She is the artistic director Moth & Butterfly collective; a storytelling & improvisation project that hosts monthly events and an annual festival. As a playwright, her work has travelled the world and a couple of highlight moments include performances at Origin First Irish NYC (‘Kitchen’), Cúirt/Fregoli, Galway (‘Tick Tock’ & ‘Wristbands’) and 24 hour plays Abbey Theatre/DYT (‘Lyubov’ Eto Tsirk’). Órla performs as an actor in scripted and improvised theatre, film and tv and regularly facilitates workshops in improvised theatre, storytelling and creative practices, and is a member of Poetry Ireland’s ‘Writers In Schools’. Órla has written two storytelling books, published by The History Press: ‘Dublin Folk Tales For Children’, and ‘Wild Waves And Wishing Wells’. She is a member of Storytellers of Ireland and Theatre 57. In 2022 she received an Arts Council Commission via Interface Inagh, to make a make a new storytelling work in progress titled ‘Origins’ – a promenade storytelling and music piece for Connemara.