In the spotlight with Grace Clark

During the summer we would like to put our staff members in the spotlight to give you an insight in who we are and what we are doing behind the scenes. Since we are all working in a cultural organisation, looking to engage people with the arts, I decided to ask some creative questions too. Enjoy getting to know Grace Clark a little bit better.

What is your role within Droichead Arts Centre?
I am the Community Arts Officer/Administrator.

What’s your favourite part of your job?
Meeting all the kids when they come down for a workshop or play and getting them involved in the local arts scene.

What is the greatest challenge in your job?
In the present time, it’s getting numbers for workshops and getting people to commit financially.

What is the most fun thing you have ever done, working with Droichead Arts Centre?
In May of this year, we had a workshop, which took place in the Arts Centre, it was an aerial workshop, loads of swinging about on silks and fabrics…loved it!!

What was the best event in Droichead Arts Centre you have ever attended?
The Aerial workshop group, Fidget Feet, put a show on the next evening called ‘Madam Silk’. And also, in July we are holding 2 outdoor theatre events in Oldbridge house, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘A midsummer night’s dream’…not to be missed!!!

What is the highlight for you in Droichead Arts Centre this year?
The two outdoor events we are holding. Anyone who reads or is looking for a family event, I highly recommend it!

Why is art and culture so important to you?
I think without it, it would be very boring…I don’t think people realise how much of a variation of events we hold that would be of interest to so many people within the town.

What book had the biggest impact on you?
‘Shadow of the Wind’ is my favourite book, but impact would be ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’.

If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Books, books and more books.

If you could hire any actor to portray you in a movie, who would you chose?
Natalie Portman.

Can you describe Droichead Arts Centre in 3 words?
Accommodating, fun & full bar in the theatre!!

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