Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

Running From the Shadows

A story of childhood abuse and how one woman faced her past, and ran towards her future By Stephanie Hickey In Running from the Shadows Stephanie Hickey tells, in her own words, how she survived abuse at the hands of a trusted family member and of how running, a simple physical activity helped her achieve mindfulness, but [...]

Your Library – Take a Closer Look

Tracy McEneaney, Executive Librarian with Waterford Libraries who features on the advert using the free  borrowbox app available to all  Waterford Library members which gives you access to free  eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere.
A new national advertising campaign is asking everyone to take a closer look at what their local authority library has to offer.Waterford Libraries and all public libraries around the country are joining in the campaign, which is running for the next four weeks across radio, cinema, TV on demand, digital and social. The aim of the [...]

Onwards and upwards in 2020

Part of the mural at St Martin’s Special School
Stephanie Louise Art If 2019 is anything to go by Waterford artist Stephanie Louise Furlong is in for another busy and successful year. Having taken a couple of weeks to recover from the hectic pre-Christmas schedule, Stephanie is busy preparation for her next exhibition in Finders Keepers, Little Patrick St in March. There’s been considerable interest [...]

Clodagh Beresford Dunne awarded the Clarissa Luard Award for Emerging Writers

Edna O’Brien (Winner of the 2019 David Cohen Literary Prize)  and Dungarvan poet, Clodagh Beresford Dunne on whom she bestowed the Clarissa Luard Emerging Writer Award. The Awards Ceremony took place the  Royal Institute of British Architects' Florence Hall, in  London,  last Tuesday evening, 26th November. Photo: Marcus Bastel.
Waterford poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne has been awarded the Clarissa Luard Award for Emerging Writers. Unveiled last Tuesday night in the splendid surroundings of Royal Institute of British Architects, London, the prestigious David Cohen Prize for Literature, 2019 was awarded to Edna O’Brien.Often seen as a precursor to the Nobel, the biennial prize with a prize [...]

Rock Face Art Exhibition at UHW

Adrian Crellin, whose exhibition ‘Rock Face’ is currently on view at UHW under the Staff Art Wall initiative.  The Staff Art Wall is managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and aims to celebrate the creativity of HSE staff by providing an opportunity to staff to display their work at the hospital. Further details from www.waterfordhealingarts.com  / 051 842664
‘Rock Face’, an exhibition by Adrian Crellin, has opened on the Staff Art Wall at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Featuring an eclectic collection of hag stones found on beach walks in County Waterford, ‘Rock Face’ continues until 20 December.The Staff Art Wall is managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and aims to celebrate the creativity [...]

Justice in Iran

Michael Whelan is at Central Arts next Tuesday, November 5th for another fascinating talk entitled ‘Justice in Iran’.
Waterford Adventurer Michael Whelan presents another fascinating instalment from his travels On Tuesday November 5, Central Arts welcomes Waterford adventurer and mountaineer Michael Whelan back to its stage, as he gives what promises to be another captivating chronicle from his travels to some of the world’s lesser-travelled destinations.Waterford adventurer Michael Whelan was so moved while researching [...]

Return of the Lit Festival

Dublin based Colm Keegan is among one of the authors taking part in the Lit Festival
Local young readers and creative writers rejoice, we are less than two weeks away from the third annual ‘Lit Young Writers Festival’ (A Reading and Writing Festival for young people that’s run by young people) which is back with a bang this Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th of November, with two fun filled [...]

‘Scéalta agus Seanchas – Potatoes, Children and Seaweed’ launched in An Rinn

Áine Uí Fhoghlú and Julian Walton at the launch of “Scéalta agus Seanchas – Potatoes, Children and Seaweed” in An Rinn.
The recently-published “Scéalta agus Seanchas – Potatoes, Children and Seaweed” from the pen of An Rinn native, Áine Uí Fhoghlú, is proving very popular around the county at the moment with both young and old alike. One of its most attractive features appears to be its bilingual nature and it is being hailed as “very [...]

Estuary Breezes at UHW

‘Estuary Breezes’, an exhibition of paintings by Barry Edwards, has opened at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Featuring a beautiful collection of abstract landscapes, ‘Estuary Breezes’ continues until 25 October. This exhibition is presented under the Staff Art Wall initiative, managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and which aims to celebrate the creativity of [...]

Kilkenny Arts Week Rview

Martin Hayes
Martin Hayes quartet perform brilliantly at St. Canice’s Cathedral Martin Hayes is becoming recognised as one of the best traditional musicians in Ireland of his generation , from Clare he performed again for the sixth h year in a row at Kilkenny arts week. .Based now in Madrid wiht his wife [...]