Saturday 19 August – Monday 28 August
The horse has always been an important element in Greek and Irish culture. And of course the wooden horse of Troy (invented by Odysseus) has become a symbol of trickery and cunning.
A specially-commissioned giant wooden horse will dominate Guildhall Square for the duration of the festival.
Storytelling for children will happen inside of the Trojan Horse from August 19-28 (No storytelling on Aug 26).
It will host storytelling daily for children, war-sports (echoing the Iliad) will be performed in its vicinity, and on Bank Holiday Monday the festival will culminate with an outdoor music event in Guildhall Square.
Artists: Ewan Berry, Cathal McGinley & Paddy Bloomer