Friday 19 December 2014

Oscar-winning film director Ford's wartime work celebrated at tribute

Published 08/06/2014 | 02:30

AS a special tribute to the courageous wartime work of film director John Ford, a day-long event entitled Ford At War will be held today at Collins Barracks Dublin in association with the National Museum of Ireland and the Irish Film & Television Academy.

Ford served in the US Field Photographic Unit and won two Oscars for footage, filmed under fire, of battles in the Pacific and on Omaha beach during D-Day.

His grandson, Dan Ford, will be a guest at the keynote lecture by Lar Joye, curator of military history collections at Collins Barracks. Events start at 11am.

'MRS BROWN' STAR STARTS NATIONAL TOUR

JUNE Rodgers has just finished work on the latest O'Carroll project, Mrs Brown D'Movie, but she is best known in Ireland as a comedian and stage performer and she returns this month with a nationwide tour.

The tour continues tonight in the Cork Opera House and then goes to Galway Town Hall next Thursday, June 12; Mullingar Arts Centre on Friday June 13; The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin on Saturday June 14 and Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick next Sunday June 15.

KEATING TO EXHIBIT IN MONTE CARLO

Irish artist John Keating has been selected by an international jury to participate in the sixth Biennale D'Arte Internationale in Monte Carlo this month.

Keating is exhibiting his Works On Paper collection in Milan at the Galeria Campagnia Del Disegno.

PUPPY ADOPTION DAY AT RESCUE CHARITY

DOG rescue charity Madra is holding a Puppy Adoption Day at its base in Galway today.

The adoption drive is dedicated solely for those in the market for puppies, as the volunteer organisation has 27 puppies currently in its care.

Terriers, spaniels and collies, as well as a mix of other breeds, will be on offer at today's event, which will take place at An Fiontarlann, Westside, from 12-4pm.

Potential adopters will be asked to make a donation of €150 to the volunteer charity and also must have a house check before they can bring their pooch home. Madra also asks new dog owners to agree to get their pup neutered when they have reached a suitable age.

TUCK INTO THE TASTE OF DUBLIN FESTIVAL

FOODIES from around Ireland will be flocking to Dublin this week for the annual Taste of Dublin Festival.

The celebration of food begins on Thursday and runs until Sunday at the Iveagh Gardens.

More than 20 of Dublin city's most popular restaurants will be dishing up alfresco gourmet feasts, with demonstrations and cooking masterclasses from top chefs throughout the four-day food spectacular. For tickets and more information, see www.tasteofdublin.ie

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