Home  |  Armory  |  KeyArena  |  Marion Oliver McCaw Hall  |  Search |  Map  |  Contact  |Seattle Center Facebook Seattle Center Twitter Seattle Center Instagram Seattle Center Spotlight RSS Download the Seattle Center Mobile App Seattle Center CenterFlashEmail Sign-up
Press Releases
Receiving Press Releases/Mailing List
If you'd like to be on our mailing list to receive Press Releases by email, contact us and let us know your address.
Press Releases:
3/6/2013Seattle Center Festál: Seattle French Fest
3/6/2013Seattle Center Festál Irish Festival Features…

Seattle Center Press Release banner  
City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Deborah Daoust / (206) 769-0259

 Media Information

Seattle Center Festál Irish Festival Features…

Seattle Center Festál presents Irish Week Festival, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., March 16 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m, March 17, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace.

Irish tunes, step dancing and the Irish jig keep the energy flowing at this community wide Irish Festival. Event-goers may trace their roots in genealogy workshops, learn the Irish language and take in colorful cultural exhibits and contemporary Irish short films. Meet Irish celebraties, view Irish movies, cultural exhibits and demonstrations and have a "great craic" (gaelic for "a great time").

Unique in 2013, Irish Festival presents:

PRESENTATION AND DISPLAY ON C. S. LEWIS - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death on Nov. 22, 1963 of Irishman C. S. Lewis. Few authors of fantasy literature are as beloved as Lewis, who was born in Belfast on Nov. 29, 1898. He is regarded as one of Ireland’s foremost writers and Christian thinkers. His children’s novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was made into a movie in 2005.

ARTIST DEMO - Seattle artist Sheila Newman will demonstrate watercolor painting and how she draws Irish scenes and landscapes.

HISTORY LECTURE – Historian David McCourt lectures on two major Irish anniversaries, the 1913 lock-out and strike that was the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history and the 1963 visit of John F. Kennedy to his ancestral homeland just five months before his assassination.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Irish Festival is produced in partnership with Irish Heritage Club of Seattle. For more information on Irish Festival, visit www.irishclub.org. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.


More information: http://www.seattlecenter.com

Seattle Center * 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109-4645
TEL 206.684.7200 * Fax 206.684.7366 * www.SeattleCenter.com
We are concerned with your privacy on the Internet. If you wish to be omitted from future mailings, please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.
About Seattle Center

Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments
that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.
Seattle Center Accommodations for people with disabilities provided on request.
Mayor Edward B. Murray, Director Robert Nellams
Copyright © 2014 City of Seattle, Seattle Center. Privacy Policy
Customer Service: (206) 684-7200 / TTY: 7-1-1
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle Center Foundation