Stendhal Syndrome hits the Roe Valley

Limavady and the wider northwest is abuzz with anticipation as the first ever Stendhal Festival of Art edges ever closer.

“This Friday and Saturday (August 19 and 20) will see festival goers descend on Ballymully Cottage Farm on the outskirts of Limavady to revel in what promises to be the start of something special,” according to organisers John Cartwright and Ross Parkhill. “30 musical acts from all over Ireland and the UK will take to four stages over the weekend, including the Murcury Music Prize nominated Turin Brakes, rising local star Rainy Boy Sleep, legendary Irish troubadour Andy Irvine, The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and many more. On top of the music Stendhal Festival will also be showcasing the best in local art, dance, poetry, drama and craft.”

The organisers aded: “If that isn’t enough there will also be a children’s play area and kids’ workshops so that the whole family can come and enjoy an event the likes of which the Limavady Borough has never experienced before.”