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Event: Power’s Drapery Storytelling Evening

20 Apr 2022, 7:00 pm (Past)

Fennelly's of Callan, Kilkenny

You are invited to an evening to reminisce and share your fond memories of Power’s Drapery shop at Fennelly’s of Callan.

As granddaughter of Seamus and Della Power, the visual artist and writer Róisín Power Hackett has been researching the social and architectural history of Power’s Drapery on Bridge Street since 2017. She was recently granted a Research & Development Bursary from Arts & Disability Ireland and has begun researching again with a focus on the drapery shop itself. As part of this research, she put out a call and asked people for stories and memories. People have very generously given her their stories and memories of the shop that go back to the 1950s. This collection of stories highlights how important all such drapery shops were in Irish towns in the 20th century.

On Wednesday 20th April at 7pm this collection of stories will be told by the actor and storyteller Jessica Walsh. After the collected stories are told, the audience are invited to share their stories about the shop.

Tea, coffee, and cake will be available to buy.

Róisín Power Hackett is a visual artist, writer, and curator. In 2021 Róisín graduated from the ARC LAB Curatorial Scholarship where she researched inclusion in and access to the arts for disabled people. Róisín’s recent awards include Arts and Disability Ireland Connect Research and Development Award (2021), the Waterford County Council Tyrone Guthrie Bursary (2019) and the Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award (2018).

Supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.

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