Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

“Just a Feeling” at the Coastguard Centre

Selected works of Tramore artist Maria Gallwey are currently on display at the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre.
“Just A Feeling”, an exhibition of paintings by Tramore artist Maria Gallwey, is currently running at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore. Maria, who lives in the South West of France (in Saintes, a town in Charentes Maritime between the port city of La Rochelle and Bordeaux) has exhibited widely in Ireland, France and internationally. [...]

Countdown to The Lit

The LIT Festival of Reading and Writing is back for another round of events and workshops in Waterford on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th. This unique event is by teenagers – all writers themselves – and they in turn book all the events for the weekend including the Festival’s interviews. This year, the headline act [...]

The Write Stuff

On Sunday, October 28th, Rick O’Shea will interview Cecelia Ahern and John Boyne at Waterford's Central Library (4pm) as part of the Writer's Weekend, a rare opportunity to enjoy insights from two of the country's best-selling authors.
Waterford Writer’s Festival packed with literary goodies! The Waterford Writer’s Weekend, which now forms a major element of the 17th annual Imagine Arts Festival (October 18th to 28th) is set to welcome some of Ireland’s leading literary luminaries. From readings to author interviews to book launches and even a ‘What A Complete Aisling’ table quiz (hosted [...]

Ode to the Comeraghs

Mark Roper and Paddy Dwan will launch their third book at the Theatre Royal this Saturday evening. Their work on the Comeraghs has taken five years to assemble."
On Saturday next at the Theatre Royal (7pm), Paddy Dwan and Mark Roper will release their latest book, titled ‘Comeragh: Mountain, Coum, River, Rumour’. Carrie Crowley will perform guest speaking duties for the launch of Paddy and Mark’s third collaboration, which runs to 180 pages, containing 20,000 words and 200 colour photographs. “We’ve already produced [...]

Culture is Catching!

'Black '47' and 'Vikings' star Moe Dunford will launch the ‘Vikings in Focus’ photo exhibition at the Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan on Culture Night (this Friday) at 7.30pm.
The 13th annual staging of Culture Night will be held this Friday, September 21st with local authorities busily engaging with a range of arts and cultural organisations to lay on another varied and entertaining programme of events. Free tours on the hour (starting at 5pm, with the final tour at 9pm) will [...]

Imagine Festival Set to Be “Deliciously Dark”

Pictured in Waterford preparing for this year's Imagine Festival are members of the Waterford Youth Arts who will perform at this year’s festival including Des Kavanagh (age 16) Alex Olariu (age 17) Abi McCormack (age 17) Mary O’Donoghue (16). 								| Photo: Patrick Browne
‘Deliciously Dark’ best describes a key theme for this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, which takes place in Waterford City from October 18th to the 28th. Pre-Halloween high jinks for all ages come courtesy of a number of exciting premium events including the inimitable Spraoi’s latest production ‘Wicked Woods’; Stomptown Brass’ ‘Requiem for Truth’ featuring a raucous [...]

Oh, For a Theatre By the Sea

The splendid Coastguard Cultural Centre.
Coastguard Cultrual Centre could tick a big Tramore box The success of smaller theatrical venues across the locality, be it Central Arts in Waterford city, Gealach Gorm in Kill and Brewery Lane in Carrick-on-Suir begs the question: why has Tramore skipped the board treading beat? It’s incongruous that a town of Tramore’s scale and [...]


Artist ‘Mantra’, (kindly sponsored by the French Embassy in Ireland), putting the finishing touches on his piece on the Michael Street/New Street/Apple Market junction during last weeks' 'Waterford Walls' Festival.  				| Photo: Julien Behal
Waterford Walls brings fresh colour to the city Strolling (and driving) through Waterford last week, watching bare walls being rejuvenated while ‘older’ works were painted over and replaced with new visages, wildlife and patterns, really was a treat. And it really is hard to believe that ‘Waterford Walls’ has only been with us for [...]

Going Wild for the Comeraghs!

From July 12th to the 15th, the Comeraghs Wild Festival returns for its sixth edition, celebrating the incredible scenery, diversity, colour and culture of the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast. Michelle Heffernan spoke with Festival founder Bernadette Drohan on an event which encapsulates the beauty of Waterford here on our own doorsteps… “The Festival was [...]

Spokes Poetry Night at Grimes’

Writer and poet Colm Keegan will be upstairs in Phil Grimes's pub on June 22nd
The year long series of Spokes poetry nights is almost at an end with just two more night events to be held. The penultimate night will be held on Friday, June 22nd marks the Summer Solstice on the Wheel of the Year with very special guest poet Colm Keegan and guest musician, local classical guitarist, [...]