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Kerry Neville reads at Narrative 4

Kerry Neville reads at Narrative 4

| January 17, 2017

TWO storytelling operatives in town meet together to platform the award winning short story and essay writer Kerry Neville in January at Narrative 4, 58 O’Connell Street. The American’s reading on Thursday 19, 8pm will be followed by a question and answer session on creative writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Limerick Writers’ Centre’s tells us […]

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Spring showcase of Ireland’s finest in performance arts

Spring showcase of Ireland’s finest in performance arts

| January 15, 2017

JEAN Butler, Eddi Reader, Foil Arms & Hogg, The Three Tenors, Godspell, Opera Theatre Company, Fidget Feet, Mary Black, Katherine Hunka, The Nualas… and more. Glory be to Apollo,  god of the arts, for what is available to Limerick audiences this Spring. The seat of all this is Lime Tree’s proscenium theatre which warms up […]

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The jazz singer: meet Ian Shaw

The jazz singer: meet Ian Shaw

| January 14, 2017

VETERAN Limerick Jazz Society will platform a Spring season of monthly gigs, international in flavour and sounding out from Upstairs at Dolan’s. There is a strong opening act to pique attendance: Ian Shaw is the performer who won Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in years 2004 and 2007 and was nominated for […]

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Playing home and away, Irish Chamber Orchestra tours Spring

Playing home and away, Irish Chamber Orchestra tours Spring

| January 10, 2017

THE Irish Chamber Orchestra will open its Spring Season 2017 on an exciting note overseas in February and will be the first Irish orchestra invited to play in Vienna’s mighty concert hall in March. The ICO has announced its four-day European tour to Blaibach, Neumarkt, Brussels and Freiburg with principal conductor Jörg Widmann around St […]

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Living ‘Under an Irish Sky’

Living ‘Under an Irish Sky’

| January 7, 2017

REASONS to be cheerful, believing, proud, to belong. We all need them. So should you find yourself in an airline seat with Quantas, Malaysian Airlines or Air Canada over the next while, tune to inflight entertainment and a documentary that straddles Limerick and Cavan in its presentation of young and other lives. It is called […]

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Belltable cinema partnership with Irish Film Institute

Belltable cinema partnership with Irish Film Institute

| January 6, 2017

YIPPEE. Belltable is about to screen world class cinema all year around in partnership with the Irish Film Institute. The Limerick venue is the only one outside of Dublin to secure the deal, exclusive to the cinema within this O’Connell Street art centre. IFI@Belltable rolls out on Monday 9 next with a big opener, Ken […]

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Limerick Fringe will launch with 30-something acts

Limerick Fringe will launch with 30-something acts

| January 1, 2017

GOOD news for lovers of the performance arts. Limerick is on the cusp of a new festival that will embrace multiple venues and offer  more than 30 shows over three days. Some 130 cast and crew are taking part in this intercontinental venture that will plump the city with entertainment and high concept works. The […]

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Behind the scenes and screams with Snow White

Behind the scenes and screams with Snow White

| December 31, 2016

“WITH pantomime, it’s slightly different to a straight play. The audience is part of it and interactive, we look for their response.” Wise words on the delivery of ‘Snow White’ to audiences at Lime Tree Theatre by Tony Cusack in the director’s chair of Limerick Panto Society. This show, with a cast in excess of […]

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Sensory and ISL matinée for Beauty and the Beast

Sensory and ISL matinée for Beauty and the Beast

| December 30, 2016

FOR a third year year, University Concert Hall has the intelligence to present a sensory friendly performance of the SPAR panto, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Friday January 6 at 2pm. Book at  www.uch.ie while you can. This show will be a little brighter and a little quieter, without any sudden, loud noises. There will also […]

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Meet the makers of theatre

Meet the makers of theatre

| December 29, 2016

Belltable:Connect Theatre Makers is a six month programme that fosters emerging playwrights in a mentor-supported environment. It facilitates artists to stretch their creative comfort zone and “to explore in a safe and stimulating environment”. Theatre Makers encourages collaborations with others within the framework of a programme of talks, workshops, masterclasses and demonstration-performances. These will take […]

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