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Posted 07/04/2018

Petticoat Dancers Workshops

Date: 4/08/2020 - 6/08/2020

Time: 10am -12pm | 2pm - 4pm

Age: Over 18

Ticket type: Free

‘Petticoat Dancers’ is a collaborative visual arts project in the Community with artist Brigid Teehan based on the tale of Petticoat Loose.

Many stories have been told about a woman known as Petticoat Loose. She was a six foot tall farm girl born in the 1800’s whose real name may have been either Mary or Brigid, depending on the storyteller. She did the man’s work on the farm, drank like a man and would also fight the local men when they mocked her. She got the nickname Petticoat Loose after an incident in a pub when her skirt got caught on a nail and her petticoat was exposed while she spun around in a dance. They say she a great dancer and no man could match her.

There are many fascinating threads to the tale and you decide which one you are going to follow in the remaking of a number of life-size petticoats using various mixed media techniques. No experience necessary to take part. All materials provided.

4 Workshops are limited to 6 adults per workshop.
Dates/times: Tues 4th August: 10am - 12pm.
Wed 5th August: 10am - 12pm
Thurs 6th August: 10am - 12pm or 2pm - 4pm.

For more information on the project please contact Brigid on 087 9149494 or by email: brigid@beehousearts.ie
The workshops will take place in South Tipperary Arts Centre, upstairs workshop space. Lift available. Street parking.

We will be following all health and safety protocols in place at the Arts Centre. Participants will be required to sign in, wear their own masks while seating will be arranged 2 metres apart. Bring your own keep cup for a tea break.

Workshops are free. Project funded by Creative Ireland and kindly supported by Clonmel Busking Festival 2020. Thanks to South Tipperary Arts Centre for their assistance with the project.

At this first stage of the project individual ‘Petticoat Dancers’ will be displayed in various locations during the Clonmel Busking Festival 6th-9th August 2020.