Kilkenny Animated annouces line up for upcoming festival

Mary Cody


Mary Cody


Kilkenny Animated, a new festival in visual storytelling,  to take place next month

An exciting and eclectic line up of events has been announced for the inaugural Kilkenny Animated festival which takes place at the end of February.
The line up includes an Exhibition Hub at The Goods Shed at McDonagh Junction which will bring together, for the first time, the artwork from cartoonists, illustrators and animators as a group of outstanding visual storytellers.
At Set Theatre Hungarian group, Bandart will show a unique show which combines theatre with the newest digital technologies: projection, a smart LED costume, a robot ball and a drone in a fascinating story for all ages.
A brilliantly hilarious comedy show that perfectly combines standup comedy and elements of animation and illustration from Bec Hill and Howard Read will also take place at Set Theatre.
Meanwhile Rothe House will also host Dancing Graffiti by Bandart. The multiple award-winning Dancing Graffiti is a unique interdisciplinary street theatre performance about the roles of private, public and inner personal walls that combines dance with live digital graffiti art.
Other festival highlights include Drawing History with Peter Diamond and special guests at the Medieval Mile Museum and The Kilkenny Animated Graffiti Project where local graffiti and street artists, Dan Leo and Mick Minogue are creating a vast open air gallery of new art at the former Smithwick’s brewery site,
Other contributors at the festival include Matthew Diffee who has been contributing single panel gag cartoons to The New Yorker magazine since 1999 and Cleere’s will host The Art of The New Yorker with Carter Goodrich and Peter de Seve.
Between them, Carter and Peter have been responsible for nearly two dozen covers for the The New Yorker Magazine.
Meanwhile Cul an Ti with Kila, Lisa Hannigan and Special Guests will take place at Set Theatre on the closing night of the festival.
There will also be a Hometown Gala Premiere of The Breadwinner, which has won numerous awards and is a strong contender for an Oscar nomination and a Wolfwalkers Walking and Sketching Tour.
The festival takes place from February 23 to 25. For full programme and more details see