Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

Colm Toibin let loose on Lismore

Colm Toibin proved a gregarious speaker at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing.
capacity crowd at Lismore listened to novelist and academic Colm Toibin speak at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. Over 150 packed into the small theatre, located above the Heritage Centre with the audience travelling from across Waterford, Tipperary and Cork. The well-known author of ‘Brooklyn’, which was made into an award-winning movie, recently released his [...]

SprOg, the pre-Spraoi Festival for Children is back with a bang!

The Longsmiths Song Performance will feature at sprOg!
prOg, the pre-Spraoi Festival for Children and Families, is back with a bang and a jam packed programme of science, theatre, film, dance, music, art, design, coding and all-around great fun for children and families this summer. Join sprOg at Garter Lane Arts Centre this Saturday, June 17th at 2.30pm for the launch of sprOg, [...]

Michael Fewer on the Atlantic Fringe

Michael Fewer, a well-known Waterford author and travel writer, has just launched a book on his travels, titled ‘Europe’s Atlantic Fringe – Exploring the West Coasts of Portugal, Spain and Ireland’. Michael, who hails from just outside Waterford city, is the narrative of his exploration of the west coasts of the three aforementioned countries, describing the [...]

Dusk Chorus Celebration at City’s Central Library

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Eddie Mulligan opened the event. He's pictured with Mary Foley and Debbie Johnston (Central Library).
successful choral evening took place in Central Library on Wednesday last, May 31st to mark the end of the Bealtaine Festival. This night of drama, song, wine and cheese hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre, was a chance for all to come and celebrate the end of the Festival’s programme of events in Waterford [...]

WCFE hosts Art & Photo Exhibit

WCFE art students pictured at the end of year Art and Photography Exhibition on Tuesday last.
By Courtney Oliver. aterford College of Further Education (WCFE) held its Art & Design and Photography Graduate Exhibition on Tuesday last, May 23rd, featuring work from students studying Art & Design, Photographic Studies and the Advanced Certificate in Photography. “It has been a most successful year and our students have as always produced truly beautiful work,” said [...]

Nuala Carey to launch ‘A Better Place’ exhibit

Local artist Barry Edwards, whose paintings will be showcased in a solo exhibition entitled “A Better Place”, at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).  The exhibition will be launched by RTE presenter Nuala Carey this Friday at 5pm.
TE presenter Nuala Carey will officially launch local artist Barry Edwards’ exhibition. ‘A Better Place’ at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) this Friday, June 2nd at 5pm. This annual exhibition, curated by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and this year sponsored by Permanent TSB, aims to use original artworks to make UHW a better place for all. [...]

A new chapter at Carrickphierish!

Carrickphierish Library opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, May 10th and the excitement was palpable, with the public anxious to see the new state of the art library and what it had to offer. First through the door and eager to get his hands on the wide selection of books and other [...]

Nature’s Whispers book launch

Nature’s Whispers is a book of photographs and poetry by Kate Quinn created through Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s arts programme in the Dialysis Unit of University Hospital Waterford. Nature’s Whispers will be launched by Dr Sean Leavey at 3pm on Saturday 17th December in Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford. Kate Quinn’s photographs and poetry are [...]

Copper Coast Woodcrafts joins Homecrafts Market

Gary Cowman, Copper Coast Woodcrafts
Copper Coast Woodcrafts, a new timber and copper craft company based in Tramore, will showcase their handmade timber and copper products at the annual Waterford Homecrafts Christmas Craft Fair, from 25th November to 23rd December. Copper Coast Woodcrafts hand make a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including families of miniature [...]

Nude in SOMA

Artist Jonathon Frisby will facilitate Life Drawing classes at SOMA
SOMA Contemporary Gallery on Lombard Street has announced new Life Drawing classes by Jonathan Frisby at 7pm on 23rd and 30th November. Frisby has recently returned to Waterford from Florence, Italy where he studied full time at the Florence Academy of Art. Prior to that Jonathan attended Waterford Institute of Technology where he graduated [...]