Waterford Festival of Architecture 2019

Waterford Festival of Architecture

Each and every year Waterford Festival of Architecture (WFA) supports architecture and works towards enhancing the understanding and appreciation of architecture among the wider community.  Awareness of architecture as an art form is central to the festival. Through these creative collaborations, the festival can demonstrate the necessity for and contributions of, architecture in our daily lives.

The WFA has a  programme of events that maximise its unique status in Ireland as the only festival of architecture outside of the capital.

There is clear synergy between WFA promoting and raising awareness of architecture where the theme is “Walls” and a charity both seeking to break down barriers around the issues of homelessness and to provide shelter, protection and assistance for those that are homeless through the provision of physical structures and services. WFA are delighted that this year’s Festival is taking place in association with the Simon Community.

Through a family and schools programme, specialist lectures and talks, workshops and exhibitions, the Waterford Festival of Architecture continues to grow its profile and audiences by delivering a programme that aims to engage the public with the built environment.

Thursday

TALK BY ROB CASS (DIRECTOR) FALCON REAL ESTATE

Join Rob Cass as he presents information on the North Quay Development and Michael Street shopping centre.

LOCATION: REVOLUTION BAR

DATE: THURS 16 MAY

TIME: 6:30PM

PUB QUIZ FUNDRAISER

IN AID OF THE SIMON COMMUNITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH RIAI

Fun pub quiz fundraiser in aid of the Simon Community Charity. Come along for what should be an enjoyable evening at Revolution Bar and all in aid of a good cause.

See you there!

OVER 18 | €20 PER TEAM OF 4

LOCATION: REVOLUTION BAR

DATE: THURS 16 MAY

TIME: 8:00PM

FRIDAY

WATERFORD FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE LAUNCH // DEGREE SHOW

End of year exhibition by students of Architecture from Waterford Institute of Technology will be officially launched at a wine reception at the Granary

LOCATION: THE GRANARY

DATE: FRI 17 MAY

TIME: 6:00PM

AN ENGINEER IMAGINES SHORT INTRODUCTION BY FRANK FOX, ENGINEER.

Documentary on Peter Rice offers a faultless account of the Joyce of structural engineering, Peter Rice (1935-1992) was perhaps the most influential structural engineer of this century.

The hundreds of buildings he worked on include such masterpieces as Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre, the Menil Collection, and Llyod’s of London

LOCATION: GARTER LANE ARTS CENTRE

DATE: FRI 17 MAY

TIME: 7:30PM

Saturday

ARCHITECTURAL TRAIL

Drop into Bishops Palace and pick up your trail finder map and explore the cities architectural treasures.  Drop off point for completed trails at Bishops Palace. Prize for best under 12s.

LOCATION: BISHOPS PALACE

DATE: SAT 18 MAY

TIME: ALL DAY

MAKING HOME BY JENNIE O’NEILL

Grandparents and grandchild. Children +7years. Grandparents’ and grandchildren are invited to join artist Jennie O’Neill for a fun and free workshop.

LOCATION: GARTER LANE ARTS CENTRE

DATE: SAT 18 MAY

TIME: 12.00 – 1.00PM

WALK THE WALLS WITH DES GRIFFIN

Join Des on his hour long walking tour of some of  Waterford’s oldest walls.

LOCATION: MEETING @ THE APPLE MARKET

DATE: SAT 18 MAY

TIME: 1.00 – 2.00PM

OFFSKETCH WITH GARTER LANE

A free Sketching Tour of Waterford City on National Drawing Day. Collect your free OFFSKETCH pack with drawing pad, pencil and sketching route map. Participants are welcome to bring additional drawing materials. All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in association with Bealtaine Festival and National Drawing Day.

LOCATION: GARTER LANE ARTS CENTRE

DATE: SAT 18 MAY

TIME: 2:30PM – 5:30PM

TALK ON JOHN ROBERTS BY JULIAN WALTON IN CONJUNCTION WITH CIVIC TRUST

A fresh look at the churches and country houses attributed to Waterford’s own illustrious – but elusive – John Roberts (1714-1796). Followed by a classical music recital organised by Eimear Heeney.

LOCATION: ST.PATRICKS GHURCH (GEORGES ST.)

DATE: SAT 18 OCT

TIME: 6:00PM

SUNDAY

WREATH LAYING

Annual wreath laying ceremony at John Roberts grave, Greyfriars, followed by a choral service to be attended by representatives of Christchurch Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Followed by harpist Eimear Ni Mhuircheartaigh & Harry Bent.

LOCATION: GREYFRIARS

DATE: SUN 19 MAY

TIME: 11:00AM

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