After a sell out premiere for Dublin Fringe Festival 2020: Pilot Light Edition, 1000 Miniature Meadows will return this April via a unique network of listeners in Clare, Longford, Laois and beyond.
1000 Miniature Meadows is a part sound project and part nationwide planting project that will begin with a letter sent to you at your home. You will be invited to step into your garden or that wild patch of green by your house and to listen to what it has to say.
This is a lively invasion of our outdoor spaces and an ambitious attempt to open out fresh conversations surrounding Ireland’s biodiversity crisis. Expect a link to an intimate soundscape, a sachet of seeds, expert interviews and a conversation with a bumblebee.
This project has been purposely designed as a solo experience – please note that you can only buy one ticket per booking. Please be sure to provide your full postal address when booking.
Your ‘ticket’ envelope will be sent via post, containing everything you need to participate.
Due to the planting section of the soundscape (native Irish seeds) we can not allow for oversea bookings. To experience this event you will need a smartphone with access to wifi or data and headphones.
Please note that booking for this event will close on Sunday 25th April at 8pm to allow for postage of materials. The soundscape will go live at 9am on Friday 23rd April until 8pm on Friday 30th of April.
Presented in partnership with Backstage Theatre & Centre of the Arts (Longford), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Laois) and glór Ennis (Clare).
Commissioned by Dublin Fringe Festival and Science Gallery Dublin. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.
Kindly supported by An Post.
Co-creators: Shanna May Breen & Luke Casserly
Sound Design: Brendan Farrell
Image: Fergal Styles
If you are interested in learning more about 1000 Miniature Meadows, please read this Irish Times interview with Shanna May Breen & Luke Casserly HERE
A gently meditative environmental soundscape […] that guides us through the testimony of nature experts and enthusiasts, who make the case for us to stop and be still and notice the grass, the sky and insect life. It is a lesson in paying attention.’ ★★★★ The Business Post