#2 slow : with creativity

Is procrastination a part of the process?

1pm : sunday 19th june 2016

wonderlust stage : body & soul festival

Join the slow:series session on the Wonderlust Stage of Body & Soul Festival in Ballinlough, where Aoife McElwain will lead a talk with songwriter Lisa O’Neill, illustrator Steve McCarthy and transformational coach Mari Kennedy. Together, we will talk about the difference between procrastination and percolation, and whether a slower, more forgiving approach to our creativity might actually increase productivity.


Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy is a Dublin based designer, illustrator and bearded gentleman. His style is bold, colourful and inspired by humour, wit and a dollop of quantum physics. He worked as a key background designer for the Oscar-nominated animated feature film Song Of The Sea, and procrastination is one of his favourite subjects to ponder.

Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O’Neill is a singer and songwriter, originally from Cavan and based in Dublin. The insights she shares on love, life and home through her songs bely a thoughtful mind with a playful streak. She released her third album Pothole in the Sky, in April of this year, a follow-up to her Choice-nominated Some Cloth or Not. She is in touch enough with her writing muse to know that it can’t be forced into action.

Mari Kennedy

Mari Kennedy is a qualified Facilitator, Transformational Coach, Mindfulness Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She is as a inquirer, a wisdom-seeker and a changemaker. Her creative projects, including Census of the Heart and the ireland : iceland project ,are about asking bigger questions to evolve society. She will lead us on a mindfulness intervention to kick off our talk, and share her perspective on how to find your creative path.

Aoife McElwain

Aoife McElwain is a food writer and creative events planner. She made a deal with herself that 2016 would be her year of slowing down. Somewhat ironically, her way of figuring out how to do this was to organise a series of events. She is well-versed in the ways of procrastination, and has found it useful to learn how to distinguish between procrastination and percolation, particularly when it comes to the creative process.