Date(s) - 15/08/2019 - 24/08/2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beside Lena's Cafe
SHOPTALK – Celebrating Leitrim’s shop fronts and their cultural heritage.
The Leitrim Heritage office in conjunction with Creative Ireland and artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward invite you to come and Talk Shop! In a shop on Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon (beside Lena’s Tea room), you will find us for a short period leading up to and during Heritage week (Thursday15th to Saturday 17th & Wednesday 21th to Saturday 24th of Aug).
This temporary shop will serve as an exhibition, library and activities space as well as a meeting place for collecting and sharing stories and holding talks around the value of Leitrim’s shops and their facades.
We invite you to come to share stories and ideas, try your hand at signwriting or tiles design or find information at our specially curated library. SHOPTALK will Open on the 15th of August with a talk by Cllr. Finola Armstrong-McGuire, Brian Farrell and historic shop owners.
SHOPTALK will also be hosting a public talk on the 21st of August. Our panel of invited experts, Dr Alison Harvey (heritage Council) Arthur Parkinson (UCD) Fintan Duffy (DHB Architects) and host Carol Coleman (RTE) will discuss elements around the topics of conservation and planning and cultural heritage. Booking is advised for this event – to book please go to (https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/shoptalk-celebrating-leitrims-shop-fronts-and-their-cultural-heritage-tickets-66550587599) for more information and booking details.