Saturday 25 February 2017

Renowned band to play jazz every week in capital's Cafe en Seine Transplant and Dialysis Games open Election bus houses art exhibition Parnell Summer School kicks off

THE Long John Jump Band are playing every Sunday in August at Cafe en Seine on Dawson Street, Dublin, at 6pm.

The band (featuring some of the best musicians in town on sax, trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals) play a potent mix of swing jazz, covering the likes of Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Big Joe Turner, George Melly and Oscar Brown Jr.

Transplant and Dialysis Games open

OVER 350 transplant and dialysis athletes from all over Europe are taking part in the European Transplant and Dialysis Games, which opens in Dublin today.

Ireland is hosting the games for the first time and walkers, swimmers, golfers, and other sportspeople from 24 countries are participating this weekend.

Athletes taking part have received a transplant of one, or a combination of, the following: kidney, liver, heart, pancreas, lungs, and bone marrow, or else will be receiving dialysis treatment.

Election bus houses art exhibition

THE election bus of a poll-topping councillor in last year's election has been given a new lease of life as a mobile art exhibition, which opened this weekend.

Cllr Niamh Smyth of Bailieborough, Co Cavan, has donated her bus to allow artist Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington to display her exhibition Linen and Lace.

The exhibition is a tribute to Ferguson-Huntington's grandfather, Owen James Graham, who was born in 1872 in Bailieborough, but left Ireland in 1891 for the US -- never talking about his past.

Throughout this week, the bus will travel to towns in Co Cavan.

Parnell Summer School kicks off

THE Parnell Summer School 2010 opens in Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, today and runs until next Friday.

The school will be formally opened by author and broadcaster Tim Pat Coogan with the theme of 'Gotcha! The role of media in politics and society'.

Among the contributors to the media debates during the week will be Elaine Byrne, John Horgan, Myles Dungan and Mark Little.

Sunday Independent

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