• 00 Mavis Thomson Exhibition - Postcards from Japan

    26th September: Enniskillen Castle Museum

    Dr Denise Farren, President of The Royal Ulster Academy, esteemed artist and native of Fermanagh, “Delighted to return home and support Fermanagh Live Arts Festival and the launch of my good friend and prolific artist, Mavis Thomson’s Exhibition, Postcards from Japan.”

  • 01 Fermanagh Film Club presents ‘Scribe’

    The political thriller genre gets a very timely infusion of life with Thomas Kruithof’s debut “Scribe,” a lean, edgy drama about an outwardly bland middle-aged factotum hired to transcribe taped conversations that may or may not have been recorded by the French secret service. 

  • 02 Dawn to Dusk, celebrating National Poetry Day

    Dawn to Dusk, celebrating National Poetry Day – starting HERE IN ENNISKILLEN at the Lovely Leitrim Barge Various Sites around towm from  8am-8pm It all starts with a scrumptious Breakfast on request Lovely Leitrim Barge 8am-10am which is moored between the bus station and The Erne SHOPPING CENTRE

  • 03 Hambly & Hambly: Dunbar House An evening of music, art and dining.

    "Nothing Happens Until Something Moves"   Albert Einstein

    In celebration of movement, Hambly & Hambly invite you to join them at Dunbar House for a dreamy Autumn evening of music, art and dining.

  • 05 Patricia Kelly Exhibition Navy Skies & Golden Horizons: retrospective of textile landscapes

    Wednesday Oct 4th 6pm at Waterways Ireland

    Patricia Kelly Exhibition Wednesday Oct 4th 6pm at Waterways Ireland Exhibition continues to Oct 31st 2017

  • 06 Fermanagh Film Club presents ‘Jump’

    A festival event not to me missed.

    Fermanagh Live Arts Festival welcomes home actor and Author Ciaran Mc Menamin with Screening of Jump, Guest appearance and Q and A with The Actor at Fermanagh House ,Enniskillen, Wed Oct 4th. Site Specific readings of Skintown by Ciaran Mc Menamin and Q and A with esteemed Author Carlo Gebler at The Buttermarket 7.30pm for 8pm . A first for Enniskillen Skintown Disco with the legendary DJ XRAY at BLAKES 7 at 11pm.

  • 07 BIRDSEYE Kite Photography with Ciaran May

    BIRDSBIRDSEYE Kite Photography with Ciaran May, a Fermanagh photographer Ciarán is infectiously passionate about his unique and environmentally friendly low level aerial photography.

  • 08 Brass Band Festival: Ardhowen Theatre

    This evening brings the best of brass and voice featuring The Strabane Brass Band, Churchill Silver Band, Letterbreen Silver Band, Northern Ireland School band Champions, Enniskillen Royal Grammar School band and Soprano;

  • 11 Our Erne: A Talk by Richard Pierce

    Waterways Ireland, Friday October 6th 11.00am - 1 pm

    In previous years Richard Pierce has given well-received talks, to Fermanagh Live audiences, on art and photography. This year he’s back, giving us his unique take on the winding banks of Erne, illustrated with his own photographs.

  • 12 Creative and Cultural Trail of the Island Town of Enniskillen

    Friday 6 th October 2017

    Creative and Cultural Trail of the Island Town of Enniskillen created by Brilliant Trails A walking trail of Enniskillen for individuals, families and groups of all ages.

  • 14 The Return of Wizword by Rory Jones

    The Author says

    "One of my main concerns has been the writing of my show Return of the Wizword, a process that’s been both scary-fun and just plain terrifying.

  • 15 Skintown DISCO: Blakes, Level 7

    ‘Skintown’, DISCO... Dance to the Soundtrack of Skintown with DJ XRAY

    We are delighted to host Enniskillen’s first SKINTOWN Disco, what began as a quirky idea has materialised into what will be a surreal experience for over 40s.An opportunity to move and groove with a soundtrack of Skintown, selected by the author himself, along with a few more 90s legends. To have DJ XRAY come to Enniskillen town to play the music of the time in a very special Disco in Blakes 7 is definitely a first .” Noelle Mc Alinden  

  • 16 Enniskillen Poems with Kevin Quinn, Enniskillen Castle. Sat 7th 11am

    A chance to hear Kevin Quinn’s acclaimed poems about his native Enniskillen. Heard together, the poems constitute an eloquent and often moving portrait of the island town.

  • 17 The Thing Itself.

    The Thing Itself... dynamic trio perform on board the barge

  • 18 All the Worlds a Stage, performed by Escapade

    Saturday 7 th October All the World’s a Stage performed by Escapade Enter the world of Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before.

  • 18 Enchanted Erne Children’s magical fun

    Enchanted Erne @The Buttermarket Children’s magical fun and mayhem and circus skills

  • 19 All Ireland Poetry Slam hosted by Frank Rafferty

    All Ireland Poetry Slam hosted by Frank Rafferty, Mulherns Saturday October 7th

  • 20 Cultural Boat Tour with Catherine Scott & Seamus MacCannaidh

    MV Kestral from Killyhevlin Hotel Sat. 7th Oct., 2pm (3 Hour Duration) £15

    Come cruising with Catherine Scott and Seamas MacCannaidh aboard the MV Kestrel for a relaxing and enlightening trip around our beautiful island town.

  • 20 JACK L in Concert

    Jack L: Ardhowen Saturday Oct 7th

    Jack is on a high now and he promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to, including “The King Of Soho” (The first single from the album) and many more intriguing creations from his vivid imagination, none more vivid then the man himself

  • 21 The Bob Quick Quintet - Jazz Brunch

    What better way to spend your Sunday morning than  breakfasting like a king or queen  in the  company of the talented  Bob Quick Quintet ,listening to the  dulcet tones of  Gerarda Mc Cann, accompanied by the coolest rhythm section on the planet .

Words From Our Sponsors

Evelyn Hassard of Crannog Antiques says, ‘I am delighted to give my support to music events at the Fermanagh Live Arts Festival because I love Classical music and want to help bring as much as possible to as many people as possible’.


CavanaghKelly are delighted to sponsor Fermanagh Live Arts Festival. The Festival of Live Entertainment and Visuals Arts is a great opportunity for the local community to get a taste of our home-grown artists through this programme of innovative, vibrant and contemporary events.”


Fuels & Lubricants are happy to be associated with the Fermanagh Live Arts Festival in sponsoring Melisma in this year’s festival. It is a positive way of encouraging the promotion of local talent and enabling local audiences to see arts that they might not get the opportunity to see otherwise.