Newry.ie

Soma
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  8:00 Sunday, 22 July 2018 
 
 
  Hits : 669
 
Screen Shot 2018-07-11 at 17.16.26.png
 
 

Soma Festival Returns to Castlewellan –Bigger and Better than Ever

Soma 2018 is shaping up to be the biggest and best festival of its kind in the Mourne area, with the festival to run in Castlewellan from 18 to 22 July.

Highlights of the programme include world-renowned singer-songwriter Paul Brady, working class hero Damien Dempsey, genre-defying supergroup the olllam, and the phenomenal Sharon Shannon, among many other great artists.

The Soma Festival is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Primary objectives of the project are the promotion of positive relations characterised by respect, where cultural diversity is celebrated, and people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “On behalf of the Council, I am delighted to launch such a fabulous community festival. Over the past five years this festival has gone from strength to strength and I am pleased that this year Soma has attracted over £27,000 of Peace IV funding to provide additional cross community activities and workshops, bring local communities together.

Councillor Murnin added, “The additional funding will enable the festival to include more cross community activities and workshops such as an Artisan Market, yarn bombing workshops, wellbeing workshops, intercultural choir performances, music sessions and street performances, and much more besides.”

Councillor Murnin concluded, “I would encourage everyone to come along to enjoy the mix of concerts, language events, food and drink, children’s activities, music workshops, pub sessions, and everything in between. I know there will be something for everyone.”

The Soma Festival’s 2018 Programme of Events is now available free of charge and can be picked up from local shops. Be sure to check out the official website www.somafestival.com  and the dedicated Facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/thesomafestival 

Location Castlewellan
Co Down
 
 



WHAT'S ON IN NEWRY

19Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
19Dec
DSCF9527.jpg02:45PM - 05:30PM]
Winter Solstice Cairn Hike
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
19Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
19Dec
NCM-Xmas-18-large.jpg08:00PM - ]
A Classical Christmas by Newry Chamber Music
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
19Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
19Dec
DSCF9527.jpg02:45PM - 05:30PM]
Winter Solstice Cairn Hike
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
19Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
19Dec
NCM-Xmas-18-large.jpg08:00PM - ]
A Classical Christmas by Newry Chamber Music
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
20Dec
DSCF9527.jpg02:45PM - 05:30PM]
Winter Solstice Cairn Hike
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
20Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
21Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
21Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
22Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
22Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
23Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
24Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
25Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
26Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
19Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
19Dec
DSCF9527.jpg02:45PM - 05:30PM]
Winter Solstice Cairn Hike
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
19Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
19Dec
NCM-Xmas-18-large.jpg08:00PM - ]
A Classical Christmas by Newry Chamber Music
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
20Dec
DSCF9527.jpg02:45PM - 05:30PM]
Winter Solstice Cairn Hike
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
20Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
21Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
21Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
22Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
22Dec
COH19099.jpg07:30PM - 12:00AM]
Winter Solstice Festival
Ring Of Gullion (Various Locations)
23Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
24Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
25Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
26Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
27Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
27Dec
rfr.jpg12:00PM - 02:00PM]
Run for Raff
Railway Bar Poyntzpass
28Dec
_DSF4818.jpg09:00AM - 05:00PM]
Newry Show 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Newry Library
10Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
11Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
11Jan
con.png08:00PM - 11:00PM]
The Conifers
Skylite Room
12Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
13Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
14Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
15Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
16Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
17Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
18Jan
Sean Hollywood Coco poster 2.jpg07:00PM - 08:00PM]
Twenty 7, an exhibition of poetry, by Kevin Dwan
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

DONATE

Please consider supporting Newry.ie

Amount:
Newry.ie require Cookies on some parts of our site to enable full functionality. By using Newry.ie you consent to our use of Cookies. You can use your browser settings to disable cookies on this or any other website.
More information Ok