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Strong visual arts trail for Terryglass festival

Strong visual arts trail for Terryglass festival

| August 8, 2017

TERRYGLASS Arts Festival in Tipperary is laying claim to an exciting visual arts programme for late August, Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20. Jenny Fox will be their first artist in residence for this, the 19th year of Terryglass’ summer shenanigans. Fox is creating an installation called ‘The Places in Between’, based on two interlinked areas. […]

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UL base for International Choral Conducting School

UL base for International Choral Conducting School

| August 8, 2017

UL campus is site for the 38th annual International Choral Conducting Summer School ongoing until August 12, a seven day intensive for participants. The International Choral Conducting Summer School, under the artistic direction of Irish conductor Bernie Sherlock, provides conductors, teachers, music students, choral enthusiasts and musicians “with hands on experience through intensive and enjoyable […]

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School days… spent falling Through the Cracks

School days… spent falling Through the Cracks

| August 6, 2017

TO HEAR you speak of school days; and  rejoice in your worth. To the point that a drama verbatim will be made of people’s diminished experiences of formal education as they grew/ are growing up in Limerick. The mission is ‘Through the Cracks’, a work in progress to which you can be party, led by […]

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A film festival first for Ireland, RHIFF TV

A film festival first for Ireland, RHIFF TV

| August 4, 2017

THE visual ‘streaming’ platform launched by Richard Harris International Film Festival (RHIFF) is a first for Irish film festivals. Created with technical partner Shift 72 – who provides for Cannes, and South by Southwest festivals – it is an indie film screening channel for RHIFF entrants. “An extra shop window”, as chairman Rob Gill puts […]

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Art project after Paul Henry

Art project after Paul Henry

| August 2, 2017

  GLENSTAL’S Dom Patrick Hederman and film maker Thaddeus O’Sullivan opened out the Hunt Museum’s suite of summer lunchtime talks linked to its current exhibition, ‘Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry: Contrasting Visions of Ireland’ Next, on Thursday August 17 at 1pm, archaeologist and photographer Brian Mac Domhnaill and painters Gentian Lulanaj and Paul Mc […]

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Culture Night budget up 40% to €350,000

Culture Night budget up 40% to €350,000

| August 1, 2017

WITH a new department titled Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Minister Heather Humphreys is giving a €200,000 addition to cover the 26 counties’ offer for Culture Night, Friday September 22. The full budget is €350,000 which is up a good 40 per cent on last year’s. This is the highest spend thus far on the […]

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Limerick Jazz in the running for Best Festival

Limerick Jazz in the running for Best Festival

| July 29, 2017

GOING into its sixth international festival the weekend of Culture Night September 21-24, Limerick Jazz Society is proud nominee for the ‘Best Festival in Ireland’ award. Pure M magazine is provider; M standing for music. Limerick Jazz Festival is shortlisted alongside established greats such as the Rory Gallagher Festival and Free Fringe. Nice work, Mr […]

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Limerick Council gives arts back to the artists

Limerick Council gives arts back to the artists

| July 28, 2017

A NEW way of awarding money to arts and culture groups in Limerick was agreed this week, taking the process out of the hands of councillors and officials. A new committee is being established, involving independent representatives of the artistic community. Membership of the new committee – a first for any local authority in Ireland […]

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Limerick Cultural rising set to soar

Limerick Cultural rising set to soar

| July 28, 2017

The remarkable renewal of Limerick’s culture this decade is to be redoubled after the adoption of an ambitious new strategy, as well as funding of €600,000 for its implementation, by Limerick City and County Council. In another illustration of the renewed confidence and energy in Limerick today, the local authority has become the first in […]

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Rebel with cause: Owen Wingrave

Rebel with cause: Owen Wingrave

| July 27, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Irish Chamber Orchestra for pioneering another international premier in Limerick, Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. It opens an Irish tour on Saturday September 9 in Lime Tree Theatre, a major production achieved in collaboration with Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) and the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris. Heady stuff. Bear in mind that […]

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