This Sunday, the Eco Showboat Mayfly will dock at Carrybridge Marina in rural County Fermanagh, offering a wonderful afternoon of performance, art, and science.

The project is the brainchild of artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, aka ‘School of Looking’.

The Mayfly will moor at Carrybridge Marina on Sunday, August 21 for their fascinating Eco Sunday event – an afternoon of waterside events in the extraordinary Pangolin Pavilion, a pop-up shelter made from 30 striped umbrellas.

A spokesperson for the project said: “Join us at 2.30pm for the world premiere of a newly commissioned performative artwork, ‘The Science of Place’, with live interactive drawing by Diane Henshaw and performance by Patrick McEneaney of Exit does Theatre, accompanied by creative collaborators Michael Cummins (light/tech/drawing) and Valerie Whitworth (sound performance) in association with the Eco Showboat and the public.”

Throughout the afternoon, the School of Looking will open people’s eyes to the wealth of biodiversity surrounding them with an experience in Slow Looking, accompanied by marine biologist Rachel O’Malley, who will show those in attendance some of the intriguing creatures that live under the rocks in lakes and rivers – these invertebrates are indicators of water quality.

Also, attendees can enjoy a sneak preview of the first scenes from Cleary and Connolly’s epic ‘River Movie’ – the ongoing filmed diary of the Eco Showboat expedition, and see Ireland’s first solar electric boat to make this historic journey.

The Eco Showboat project has received the Arts Council Open Call Award, the SFI Discover Award, and the Limerick Arts Strategic Award and is supported by Creative Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Dublin City Council, the Local Authority Waters Programme, Leitrim County Council Arts Office and a range of other local authorities and universities.