In our experience we have found that animating history in a fun, engaging and inclusive way promotes civic pride and offers an enjoyable insight into Waterford’s rich and diverse heritage for locals and tourists alike. The Hungry Hordes’ is a twelve minute re-enactment based on the food heritage of Waterford City and linked to key events in its thousand year history.
Fadó brought this year’s parade theme – ‘Waterford Roots and Spirit reach far and wide…’ – to life by animating characters from Waterford’s history; using the Blue Plague as a recognisable symbol to illustrate the theme and to engage the audience.
In its largest production to date, Fadó Productions animated the French Church, Greyfriars during the month of December transforming it into a Viking Village.
History & Heritage Day, Imagine Arts Festival 2012
Fadó once again presented a free walking tour of the Viking Triangle.
To celebrate National Heritage Week, 18th – 26th August, Fadó offered free Viking Triangle Walking Tour – a recount of Waterford’s thousand year history as represented by the buildings and monuments in the area recognised as The Viking Triangle. This is a hugely informative and entertaining tour centred around Waterford’s oldest and most historic buildings.
Fadó performed four re-enactments based on the events leading to the presentation by King Henry VII of the city motto Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia.
11th of September
A re-enactment based on the diaries of Peter O’Connor; one of the young men from Waterford who went to fight against Franco. Performed during the Tall Ship’s Festival in association with The Congress of Trade Unions.
A Viking settlement created to coincide with the official opening of The Viking Museum at Reginald’s Tower and The Bishop’s Palace.
A re-enactment of the invasions and events that shaped Waterford’s history performed on St. Patrick’s Day.
The eerie Halloween Walking Tour which took place on All Hallows Eve where Waterford’s gruesome past was brought to life.
A re-enactment based on the diaries of Peter O’ Connor, one of the many young men from Waterford who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Performed on the Bandstand, Ballybricken in celebration of National Heritage Week.