Stendhal Salon!

At Stendhal Festival of Art, we like to engage, make you think, and encourage you to sit back and listen. With this in mind, the Stendhal Salon is born!

What is the Stendhal Salon?     Saturday – Garden Shed – 4.15-5.05pm

Curated by Diane Greer, Stendhal Salon is a new development at the festival and comes from an old idea birthed during theAge of Enlightenment when men and women gathered together across Western Europe to engage intellectually. A place of equality where diversity is most welcome and respected. Glastonbury Festival has its Left Field, a place to mix pop and politics – a place to creatively explore and respond to the issues of the day. Stendhal Festival now has it’s Salon!

The first session in the Salon ‘The art of revolution’ will explore austerity and the impact on Arts locally, regionally and internationally. The context will be set by Eamonn McCann, writer and broadcaster. Eamonn writes for Hot Press magazine and appears regularly on RTE’s Arts show, The View.

He will be joined by local Singer-songwriter Paddy Nash, well known for the social commentary in his music. Paddy will sing and talk about how he and other musicians are responding creatively to the government’s austerity agenda.


The Second session will be on Zero Waste and the Culture of Change.

Zero Waste North West is an environmental group founded in response to plans from local councils to build a massive gasification incinerator at Strathfoyle. The incinerator plan has now been dropped. In this session ZWNW will talk about the creative approaches used in their campaign and general issues of culture and social change.
The session will include short videos, song, talk and an inter-active audience clallenge –  Zero Waste Festival.
Facilitators – George Row and Judi Logue, music by Tecknopeasant.
Go, listen, enjoy 🙂
Team Stendhal x
Stendhal Festival of Art
7-8 August 2015