Popular Writer And Broadcaster To Perform Show In Fenit Next Weekend

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Manchán Magan .

WRITER and broadcaster Manchán Magan will be bringing his new theatrical show to  Fenit as part of Wild Mind Festival next weekend with a show on Saturday and Sunday.

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream. (Knowledge of Irish is not required.)

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It is written and presented by Manchán Magan, the set is by Tom de Paor, directed by Tom Creed and produced in association with the Abbey Theatre.

Manchán Magan is a broadcaster, travel writer and playwright who wrote the Magan’s World column for The Irish Times for 6 years, and has written for The Guardian, the LA Times and Washington Post.

He has received commissions to write plays from The Abbey Theatre, BBC and Project Art Centre. In 2013 he won the Screen Directors Guild’s Outstanding Achievement Award for the 70 television documentaries he has presented, written and produced on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ, History Channel & Travel Channel, and 16 radio programmes for RTÉ 1.

No Béarla, his documentary series about travelling around Ireland speaking only Irish sparked international debate. More recent TV series include Crainn na hÉireann and Cé a Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? for TG4. He has written two novel and 5 travel books.