From 2pm – 4pm
Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane.
Booking is essential for this event.
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The Perishable Picnic will celebrate the history of fruit growing in North County Dublin. A giant ceramic, strawberry jam pot made by artist Garnet McCulloch will be the centrepiece for a picnic of strawberry foods, drinks, and conversation. Roger Lamb (Lamb’s Fruit), Ray McLoughlin who has recently completed significant research into the Lamb Farming History at Trinity College Dublin , Gerry Clabby, Fingal County Council’s Heritage Officer and artist Deirdre O’Mahony who will discuss the history of fruit farming focusing on the impact of Quaker Farming practices, ethics and investment in the area through an industry that once played an important role in the local economy and community. Deirdre and guests will also reflect on the future of food production versus our need for land to meet the demand of housing. There will be a screening of archival film footage from the Lamb Family collection, and a reading by local author Peig McManus where she will reflect on her experience of strawberry picking in the area as a child. Deirdre has devised a strawberry feast to accompany the day’s discussions with local chef Wayne Hand, expect lots of strawberry delights.
The Perishable Picnic is presented as part of the Resort Revelations Programme 2017, Artists are invited to take part our Resort Residency programme which is located at Lynders Mobile Home Park Portrane and invited to return to make visible their experiences of the area on the occasion of the local Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival.Resort Revelations is an initiative of Fingal County Council’s Arts Office through their public art programme which acknowledges what is required to support the beginnings of a site specific idea by giving time,space,potential to collaborate and context. For a full schedule of this years Resort Revelations programme please visit www.fingalarts.ie