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Che do Bheatha Festival

Date Issued: 19th September 2011

Probable Running Order (subject to changes/confirmations/weather

Friday, September 30, 2011:

  • 5pm to 6pm Opening Ceremony performed by her Excellency Teresita Trujillo, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland. Chilean Consul also in attendance.

Strand Hotel

  • 6pm to 8pm Film, ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, on the beach, projected on to the alley walls (weather permitting) otherwise

Basement of Stella Maris Hotel

  • Cuban art displays.

Diamond Rocks Café, West End and other venues throughout the town

  • 8pm to 10pm ‘Cuba Libré’ Salsa Band.
  • Astroturf Pitch Marquee at the primary School, Scoil Réalt na Mara, Chapel Street
  • 10pm Fancy Dress, Coffee, Tapas, Music.
  • Themed local bars
  • Surprises!

Saturday, October 1, 2011:

  • 9am to 11am Cuban style breakfasts

Themed various venues throughout Kilkee

  • 12.30pm ‘Songs from Latin America’. Oscar Mascareñas, Mexican pianist with his group of dancers from UL Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Greyhound Bar

  • Cuban art displays.

Diamond Rocks Café, West End and other venues throughout the town

  • 2pm to 3pm Talk by Jim Fitzpatrick about the origins of the Che Guevara iconic image born as a result of his meeting with Che Guevara in the Marine Hotel, Kilkee in September 1961

Marine Hotel

  • Display of ‘1939 Norton 500 single’ motorcycle. This is the model of motorcycle which was used by Che Guevara and Alberto Granado on their epic tour of South America in 1952, the subject of the film ‘Motorcycle Diaries’.

Marine Hotel

  • Independent film crew making a 'fly-on-the wall' documentary on Jim Fitzpatrick during the festival
  • 6pm to 8pm Talk by Robert Fox of James Fox and Co. on Cuban Cigars and Rum (Cuban Cigars and Rum for sale as part of this talk).

Greyhound Bar

  • 4.30pm to 8pm Salsa workshops and Tango displays
  • Astroturf Pitch Marquee and the General Purpose Room of the primary School, Scoil Réalt na Mara, Chapel Street
  • 15. 8pm to 10pm ‘Havana Che’ Cuban Band.

Astroturf Pitch Marquee at the primary School, Scoil Réalt na Mara, Chapel Street

  • 10pm Fancy Dress, Coffee, Tapas, Music

Themed local bars

  • Surprises!

Sunday, October 2, 2011:

  • Cuban art displays:

Diamond Rocks Café, West End and other venues throughout the town

  • 12.30pm Talk and film (‘88 strings’) by Ciarán Ryan and Ellen Cranitch of ‘Una Corda’ (unacorda.org ). Una Corda works to foster cultural links between Ireland and Cuba, to support Cuban musicians, and to train and equip young Cuban piano tuners and instrument technicians.

Basement of Stella Maris Hotel

  • 40s, 50s and 60s American Classic car rally.

Sea front adjoining the Bandstand

  • 4pm to 8pm Films, ‘Che Part 1’ and ‘Che Part 2’

Basement of Stella Maris Hotel

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