Join our MC for the night Tony Liston and musician Mark Langan in Mc Intyre's Saloon for our first Festival Club, an informal and often irreverent gathering of revellers, writers, poets and singers. You'd better have your party piece ready!
Valerie Cox will deliver this year's Allingham Lecture, marking the official opening of this year's festival. Valerie's lecture will focus on the refugee crisis, and Europe's response to the crisis. Abbey Arts Centre, 8.00pm.
Join us at 7pm for a wine reception in the Abbey Arts Centre to mark the Official Opening of the Allingham Arts Festival 2016 (Please note, the venue for this event is confirmed as the Abbey Arts Centre, contrary to the information printed in other versions of the programme). The official opening will include a Festival Preview by Festival Chairperson Tom Sigafoos at 8pm, followed by Olive Travers speaking about the Foróige Garden Project. This will be followed by the Allingham Lecture with Valerie Cox, the first of many free events taking place over the weekend. FREE