Calendar

9:00 am
Morning archaeology walk with Martin Timoney Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Meet at Yeats Building
1:15 pm
Open Mic with lunch (lunch €6) €6 Admission | €12 includes lunch Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
10:00 am
Morning walk Knocknarea with Martin Enright Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Meet at Yeats Building
12:30 pm
Lunchtime drama: Pot of Broth (in Irish, English summary provided) with lunch box included
Yeats Building
3:00 pm
Afternoon walk with Seatrails Auriel Robinson – see the Wild Atlantic Way, Rosses Point. Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Meet at Yeats Building
6:00 pm
Evensong, Drumcliffe Church 6pm Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Drumcliffe Church
9:30 am
Lecture: Jahan Ramazani ‘Yeats’ Asias’ Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
11:15 am
Lecture: Cóilín Parsons ‘Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths’ Yeats’ Planetary Imagination Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
1:15 pm
Reading of WB’s letters to his sister Lily at Lily’s desk. Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
5:00 pm
An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, Exhibition of Invited Artists + talk “Robert Gregory – The Artist” Hamilton Gallery 5pm Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Hamilton Gallery
8:00 pm
Reading by Martin Dyar Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
The Methodist Church, Wine St, Sligo
9:30 am
Lecture: Charles Armstrong ‘The abounding glittering jet’ Yeats, the Romantics and natura naturans Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building

Sponsors

Welcome to this, the seventh Tread Softly festival. This is a programme of events inspired by the work of the Yeats brothers, Jack and William, and the landscape and stories that inspired them in County Sligo.

Highlights of this year’s programme include the launch of a new free literary broadsheet The Cormorant; an outdoor production at Hazelwood House of Yeats’ last play Purgatory by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company; Walking Birds’ Mountain, a collaboration between 13 visual and literary artists responding to the myths associated with Da En on the shores of Lough Gill; songwriter Johnny Duhan performing at Hawk’s Well Theatre; newly added portraits Yeats; A Portrait of a Family to the Model’s collection; and invited artists responding to WB Yeats’ poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death at Hamilton Gallery.
Also included here is the programme from the Yeats International Summer School that features recent winner of the International Dublin Literary Award, Mike McCormack; the posthumous launch of Dermot Healy’s Collected Poems; Leontia Flynn reading; and a play and discussion on One Hundred Years of Suffrage. Other features are To the Waters and the Wild, a series of guided walks throughout the county.
We are also pleased to announce collaborations between the Beckett Festival in Enniskillen and also the Heaney Centre in Bellaghy, Derry. The first of these collaborations sees Three Billboards (or more) a cross border collaboration featuring the works of WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
We hope there is something here for you and your family to enjoy!

Tread Softly…Team

The seventh Tread Softly… festival is programmed in partnership with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Hawk’s Well Theatre, The Model, and Sligo County Council in conjunction with the 59th International Yeats Summer School.

Acknowledgement. Thank you to all our sponsors.

in association with Sligo County Council , Fáilte Ireland, and The Wild Atlantic Way.
For more information on the Wild Atlantic Way visit www.wildatlanticway.com