Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

Anna Jordan and the “Write Stuff”

Anna Jordan; A Waterford Woman of many words, both spoken and written
Michelle Heffernan Reports Anna Jordan is a literary, and literal, tour de force. Most working single mothers wouldn’t find time to comb their hair, let alone pen plays, run classes and launch major literary festivals and events. Bashfully, she swats away my compliments on her writing and production repertoire, while I quizzed her in a café [...]

Roy Foster on the Legacies of Parnell and Redmond

Pictured attending the launch of 'The Redmonds Of Waterford, A Political Dynasty 1891-1952', a book by Pat McCarthy which was held at The Large Room were organising committee members Bernadette Guest, Ger Crotty and Joanne Rothwell
Waterford born-Professor Roy Foster provided a great resume on how Waterford MP John Redmond advanced the cause of Irish independence. Prof Foster, formerly of Oxford University, was speaking in the city as part of the ‘Redmondite Tradition in Waterford’ event held at the Large Room in City Hall to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death. [...]

“The Unconquerable Keane” is now available free online

Michelle Heffernan Reports “Eddie Keher called him a legend of hurling. Jack O’Neill, a Waterford local historian, called him a great man.” These lines open David Smith’s illuminating biography of John Keane, the story of arguably Waterford’s greatest ever hurler, which also deals with how his talent and personality imbued not only Waterford sport, but local culture [...]

City art gallery set for former assembly offices

Waterford Arts Officer Conor Nolan announced some new potential developments in the arts circuit at a special Christmas event held on Thursday last in Greyfriars. Greyfriars is to close temporarily in March as the Municipal Art Gallery moves premises to a new gallery on Numbers 31 and 32 O’Connell Street. This marks a real boost for [...]

Peter Cunningham to read from new novel at local library events

Author and Ballybricken native Peter Cunningham.
Acts of Allegiance, the new novel from Waterford native Peter Cunningham is the book he was always destined to write. At its heart is a seemingly quiet and diligent civil servant Martin Ransom, who is sucked into a world of discreet espionage that escalates into deadly action and betrayal. Like the novel’s protagonist, Peter Cunningham’s [...]

Keeping it Lit!

Justine Dwyer reports A GROUP of budding young authors from Waterford, under the aegis of Waterford Youth Arts, will launch a hugely ambitious literary festival in the city on November 10th, the only one of its kind in Ireland to date. The Lit, which runs over the weekend of November 10th and 11th, is the only young [...]

“Blaamageddon” at the Apple Market for Imagine Arts

A riot of flour dust adorned the streets of Waterford city on Sunday Oct 22nd as “Blaamageddon” the city’s first ever “battle of the blaa” took over the Apple Market for part of the Imagine Arts festival Photos by Patrick Browne

The London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017

'Deep Cut' by Abe Odedina.
his is the London Royal Academy’s 249th Summer Exhibition, in which up and coming artists a chance to get wide exposure. After a recent visit to the Irish Centre, Camden last month for an Irish event , we paid a quick visit to the world famous Exhibition. The quality was excellent and exceeded [...]

Local artists feature in ‘The Colour of Water’

Pictured at the opening of the art exhibition, 'The Colour of Water' at South Tipperary Arts Centre were Ann Cullen, Margaret O'Dwyer Quilty, Cllr Roger Kennedy, Kate Hayes and Cliona Maher (South Tipp Arts Centre).						| Photos: John Kelly
aterford residents Ann Cullen and Kate Hayes feature in the summer exhibition ‘The Colour Of Water’, which opened on Tuesday, July 11th at the South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel. Cllr Roger Kennedy, the Leas-Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, attended the opening which shows the watercolour paintings of a diverse group of artists. James O’Donoghue, local [...]

A Summer School line-up that ‘Trumps’ previous editions

Pictured at the launch of the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross were ‘President John F Kennedy’ and ‘President Donald Trump’ along with Gemma Sinnott (age 12). 								| Photo: Mary Browne.
Bob Shrum, along with Barack Obama speech writer, Cody Kennan and Ian Paisley Jnr have been announced as the headline speakers for this year’s Kennedy Summer School which will take place in New Ross from September 7th to 9th. Cody Keenan will speak about his work writing some of Barack Obama’s most memorable speeches on September [...]