6pm Art competition exhibition, prize giving, tea & cake
This year’s festival will launch with an exhibition of all the wonderful posters designed by primary school kids. The Art Competition involves designing a poster showing the routes that kids enjoy cycling. The routes can be of any cycle route they enjoy – cycling to their friends house, their school, their grannies, around their garden…anywhere!
On the posters we want to see all the things they pass on their cycle routes such as trees, hills, lakes, houses, churches, birds and animals.
Maybe your poster might inspire someone to come and cycle your favourite route too!
Deadline is not until the 15th June so get designing!
7pm Screening of Jimmy’s Hall with popcorn
Jimmy’s Hall is a 2014 drama film directed by Ken Loach and filmed in Leitrim. The title refers to a rural dance hall built by Gralton in his home town of Effrinagh just a few miles from Drumsna.
Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.
The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
9pm Music in McLoughlin’s Bar
Enjoy The Knotted Chords – a two piece sister act from the sunny south east. They sing cover songs and originals with beautiful harmonies and play a variety of instruments.