Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

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 [...]

Did Judge miss a golden opportunity?

Celebrated artist, Blaise Smith, unpacking his painting of Waterford commissioned by The Office of Public Works and Waterford City & County Council.
distinguished, Kilkenny-based artist was escorted out of Athy District Court recently for sketching Judge Desmond Zaidan. Blaise Smith from Gowran is an associate member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and his work hangs in Waterford City Hall and in some of the major galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. Last year, The Office of [...]

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 [...]