SHAKEFEST – A CELEBRATION OF DANCE:
THANKS TO ALL FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR! The Weather was on our side and with another 200 people on site, Shakefest opened up to more families and children’s interactive activities, with the same great Cultural Dance and Arts performances and events.
SHAKEFEST – A CELEBRATION OF DANCE is a successful venture associated with Charleville Castle’s many successful creative and musical pursuits towards a gathering of local spirit. The 8th annual ShakeFest will take place once more on the last weekend in May (May 25th-26th) at Charleville Castle. This is a community run holistic fair day for families, international dance enthusiasts and anyone active!
Different types of dance and culture are easily available in larger communities and cities in Ireland, and in bringing such a variety ‘Shake – A Celebration of Dance’ helps link such creativity together at Charleville Castle, Tullamore.
Shake consists of an educational series of dance workshops starting from 12pm Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th along with an evening of cultural performances starting at 8pm on Saturday, May 26th. It is purposely orchestrated with a multicultural and international theme; in line with a new Ireland, that leads to an evening of a multicultural dance of excellence.
Shake over the past years has grown from a day of Energy, Movement and Dance to a unique week-end of multicultural and international relaxation and holistic living – Come for the week-end – stay locally or camp around the castle – but also, if you prefer, just pop-in for your preferred course – this is a special time-out for everyone – every age – every taste – a community switching-on!
ALL of Shakefest’s proceeds go to The Charleville Castle Restoration Fund which aids in sustaining important intercultural volunteer training programmes, the 200 year old Neo-Gothic structure itself, and future fundraisers. This particular event sponsors operation RAISE THE ROOF – in which all proceeds will go towards the construction of a new roof on the castle chapel. Charleville Castle is an Independent Arts and Culture Center of the Irish Midlands and encourages arts, culture and dance mediums of all kinds.
SHAKEFEST would like to thank the following sponsors and local supporters: