Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

Waterford students in the awards frame

Bronagh Carron, responsible for the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, is pictured during the judging of entries in this year’s competition – the results of which will be announced mid-April. In her hand is an entry entitled ‘Baby Tito – Aged 3′ by 15-year old Bolatito Fashola and another by 15-year old Nadia Stefaniak, entitled ‘Colour Blast’. [...]

“Trees” exhibition on Staff Art Wall at UHW

An exhibition of paintings by Melanie Fox remains on view at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) as part of the Staff Art Wall initiative, managed by Waterford Healing Art Trust. Entitled “Trees”, the exhibition is a beautiful series of oil paintings on canvas and medite. The exhibition continues until Friday, January 11th. The Staff [...]

Library Ireland Week

Library Ireland Week takes place from November 26th to December 2nd. The theme of this year’s week is “Librarians Transforming Lives”. The week, which is organised by the Library Association of Ireland, raises the profile of libraries and information service professionals and showcases their resources, facilities, events and services through dedicated programmes and events. Throughout the [...]

An Incredible LIT Festival

The second annual LIT Festival kicked off in St Patrick’s Gateway, with members of Waterford Youth Arts (WYA) Creative Writing group reading their poems and prose live to an audience. Covering a wide range of topics there were many great pieces on the night, one that stood out in particular was a poem in Irish [...]

“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 [...]