New app will keep Nokia smartphone users up to date on breaking news Free play on life of hero's Irish lover Folk icon Collins to perform at NCH Book examines bullying and abuse Colourful show at Wax Museum Plus Library unveils Matisse art books
AN innovative new app from Nokia and Independent.ie means you can now browse through the Irish Independent on any Nokia smartphones.
The app allows users to read full articles across a range of categories, including breaking news, world, sport, business and lifestyle. To stay on top of the latest in breaking news, download the www.independent.ie app to your handset for free from Nokia's app store.
Free play on life of hero's Irish lover
THE Philippine Ambassador to Ireland has announced that a play about Josephine Bracken, the Irishwoman who was the love and inspiration of Philippine national hero Dr Jose Rizal, will be shown at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Co Offaly, on June 14.
The play, titled Your Sweet Forgiveness, will be a free performance open to the public for one night only.
"It is fitting that the play will be staged in Offaly, where the family of Josephine Bracken traces their roots to Ferbane," said Ambassador Ariel Y Abadilla.
Folk icon Collins to perform at NCH
ONE of the great icons of American music, folk legend Judy Collins, will play the National Concert Hall (NCH) in Dublin with special guest Andy White on June 16.
Collins has performed some of the biggest hits of all time, including Send In The Clowns, Both Sides Now, Amazing Grace and Turn, Turn, Turn. Her albums became massive sellers all over the world and she has been described as "blessed with a soprano voice from heaven".
Book examines bullying and abuse
A NEW book by Jim O'Shea, Domestic Violence, Workplace and School Bullying, published by Cork University Press, delves into the thorny issue of bullying.
This invaluable book explores boundaries and how abuse is an invasion of boundaries. It explores physical, emotional, verbal and financial abuse and looks at the abusive personality type, while also examining workplace and school bullying.
Jim O'Shea is a counsellor in Tipperary. He is the author of When A Child Dies, Footsteps of a Grieving Family (Veritas, 2008).
Colourful show at Wax Museum Plus
WHAT happens when you have two rival tour guides but only one job? Waxing Lyrical, a show at the National Wax Museum Plus in Temple Bar, features some of Ireland's top comedic actors as the guides, including Orla McGovern, Keith Singleton, Dermot Byrne and Sonya Kelly.
This is an over-16s event, due to the 'colourful' nature of the guides, and it takes place every Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm throughout the summer at the National Wax Museum Plus, Foster Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Library unveils Matisse art books
THE Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle has unveiled the first public display in Europe of the art books of Henri Matisse. The exhibition showcases astonishing pictures and text from four Matisse art books, including Jazz (right), which includes Icarus, one of the most famous illustrations of all time.
The art books are on loan from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch collection, while two books from Chester Beatty's own collection -- a book of poems inscribed as a gift from Matisse and an illustrated copy of James Joyce's Ulysses, bought by the library in 2009 -- are also included in the exhibition, which was opened on Wednesday by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan.