In brief: 'Sail' into Sydney and New York harbours in Maritime Experience
THE Cork Maritime Experience takes place next Saturday in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. The event -- to raise funds for the upcoming Cork Film Festival -- is on from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
The major attraction is a tour of the National Maritime College including a visit to the state-of-the-art simulator, which allows you to 'sail' into Sydney Harbour on the bridge of a luxury liner, or into New York Harbour. For more information see www.corkfilmfest.org.
Air Supply to rock the Grand Canal
AIR Supply, one of the hardest working bands over the past three decades, is coming to Dublin. The band will play at the Grand Canal Theatre on Friday, September 16.
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock have toured together every year since meeting while performing in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Australia in 1975.
Playwriting festival enters the stage
A PLAYWRITING festival, Bo Leictreach: the GreenPlay Festival, makes its debut in Birr, Co Offaly, next weekend. The festival is being run by Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, in co-operation with Jasango Theatre Ireland and Selkie Theatre/Electric Cow Festival, USA, and will run from Friday to Sunday.
The festival will showcase new 10-minute GreenPlays by regional and national playwrights, as well as offering writing workshops, a screening of Josh Fox's award-winning documentary Gasland, readings of GreenPlays featured in the US Electric Cow festival, and much more.
For information contact: Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 057-9122911; www.birrtheatre.com; www.jasangotheatre.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.selkietheatre.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.illicksmill.org; www.gaslandthemovie.com
Garden fete in aid of soldiers' hospital
THE annual Leopardstown Park Hospital garden fete takes place next Sunday. The fundraising fete in the grounds of the hospital in Foxrock, Co Dublin, which cares for war veterans and elderly patients, is on from 1pm to 5pm. Attractions include bouncy castles, children's entertainment, food stalls and a DJ.
The Hollies bring greatest hits to NCH
THE Hollies will perform at the National Concert Hall on Sunday, September 18. After a four-year absence, they promise to delight Irish fans with a Greatest Hits and More concert.
Now entering their 49th year, The Hollies were recently inducted into the American Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring original guitarist and vocalist Tony Hicks and drummer Bobby Elliot with Peter Howarth, Ray Stiles, Steve Lauri and Ian Parker, The Hollies play all their greatest hits including The Air That I Breathe and He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. Tickets on sale from NCH.