Hot-property Hannigan and President Higgins to take part in Music Show
Lisa Hannigan, currently one of the hottest properties in global music, jets in today to make an appearance at The Music Show -- the all-day music extravaganza that is taking place at the RDS this weekend.
President Michael D Higgins is set to make a major address on activism in music and the arts in general, before a panel that will also include the star of The Tudors, Maria Doyle Kennedy, as well as the controversial young Dublin rapper Miss Elayneous.
Sunday's line-up also includes the multi-million selling Scottish chanteuse Eddi Reader, as well as 2fm's Ian Wilson, Phantom 105.2's Michelle Doherty, iRadio's Mark Cunning and Spin South West's Nessa McGann, who will be discussing the contentious issue of Irish radio's support -- or otherwise -- for homegrown artists.
Tickets for the Music Show in the RDS are available at the door.
Exhibition to honour architect Pugin
TO mark the bicentenary of the birth of architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, the Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square is holding a major exhibition which will be opened on Thursday by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan.
Best remembered as one of the designers of the Palace of Westminster (his most iconic contribution to that project is the clock tower known as Big Ben), Pugin's Irish buildings include St Mary's Square at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Killarney Cathedral in Kerry and churches at Gorey, Tagoat and Barntown and the Enniscorthy Cathedral in Wexford.
Educational first for Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Ireland has launched the world's first comprehensive literacy programme for young people with Down Syndrome titled Latch On (Literacy and Technology Hands On).
It will be the first time that a programme specifically aimed at developing long-term and post-school skills is rolled out in Europe.
The Latch On educational programme draws on over 30 years of research into children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and has been successfully researched and conducted at the University of Queensland since 1998.
Jedward sign up for another panto
OH yes they have -- pop twins Jedward have already signed up for another panto season at the Olympia Theatre beginning December 16, 2012. They will star in Jedward and the Magic Lamp and tickets are already on sale from Ticketmaster.
The twins will once again be joined by the wonderful Linda Martin, the outrageous Alan Kavanagh and a massive cast.