The experience

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The Experience

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“Upon entering the festival, the sheer attention to detail is strikingly apparent; single stemmed sunflowers line the surrounding fences leading up to and on the site, hand-crocheted knitting has been clothed on a cosy ‘Hugging’ tree, lanterns to be set alight by sunset dangle from trees above our heads, submerged fairy-lights sparkle beneath the river beside the ‘Digital Woodland’ which lights trees up on cue like a forest orchestra and all the while the leafy canopy above beholds portrait frames, sock animals, fairies and Panda’s fishing for their lunch. It sounds like a bizarre fairytale and to be honest, it isn’t far off. This weird and wonderful landscape needs a suitably rad soundtrack and it’s time to go in search of it.”

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MUSIC.

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Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz and Blues, Indie, Acoustic, Folk, Reggae, Country, Hip-hop, Punk, Metal, Classical, Choral, Bluegrass and much more from some of the very best established and emerging musicians Ireland and the U.K. have to offer.

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THEATRE.

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Theatre has the ability to inspire and amuse and this year at Stendhal we are looking forward to a couple of performances. We aren’t sure just yet what the thespians have up their sleeve this year but if it goes down as well as previous performances it will surely be a winner.

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ART.

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The Stendhal art gallery returns this year along with one or two other wee areas which will showcase the highly talented artists we have in the Northwest and Northern Ireland on the whole.

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FOOD & DRINK.

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Delicious food and refreshing beverage vendors will be dotted about the Stendhal landscape just as they were last year. We shall be expanding our range of caterers this year after your kind feedback last year, expect more exotic, organic and mouth watering cuisine.

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POETRY.

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Poetry will be developed this year to be more complementary of those reading their wares. Last year a host of fantastic poets, speakers and writers inaugurated this space, we shall develop and refine this space.

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SCULPTURE.

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Adding to the beautiful surrounds of Ballymully Cottage farm this year will be some fantastic works of Sculpture from local artists, including Chainsaw sculptures and other installations.

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