Lekunberri artistic residence, 2017
Cultural festival of the sheep : Can y bugail 2017 +
We envisage a pan-European ‘Festival of the Sheep’, bringing together song, poetry and music, crafts and the fine arts, husbandry and breeding, wool, meat and milk production, and reflecting the lives and concerns of all those who spend their lives working with the sheep. The festival would take place every two years, hosted in a different European country each time.
Our dream is to draw together farmers and poets, craft-workers and cooks, musicians and manufacturers, not only to share and celebrate this aspect of our common European culture, but to compare experience, share skills and build collaborations.
An initial meeting to take this idea forward is planned to take place in Dokkum, Frŷslan, in Spring 2017.