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Saturday 2 August 2014

Romance in the air as love letters go on display

Allison Bray

Published 08/02/2014|02:30

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Sarah Bracken had pieces of this jigsaw puzzle individually mailed to her over months from her now fiance. Picture: STEVE HUMPHREYS
Sarah Bracken had pieces of this jigsaw puzzle individually mailed to her over months from her now fiance. Picture: STEVE HUMPHREYS
Director of the Centre Monika Sapielak  holds a stencil on envelope exhibit by artist Joseph Murphy.
Director of the Centre Monika Sapielak holds a stencil on envelope exhibit by artist Joseph Murphy.

MORE than a hundred poignant love letters from around the world, including some dating back to the turn of the last century, are being exhibited as part of a special Valentine-themed exhibit.

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Modern love letters were still being submitted for the exhibit late last week ahead of the opening of the 'Don't Break My Heart' show.

Irish playwright Ella Daley, who discovered a chocolate box full of love letters, dance cards and receipts dating back to 1908 at a Cork charity shop in 2002, will read from some of the 100 letters that formed the basis of a play she wrote last year.

Ms Daley, who performed the play 'Finding Sympathy' at last year's Dublin Fringe Festival, will reveal how she managed to trace the original owners when the exhibit opens on Tuesday.

It will run at the Centre for Creative Practices on Pembroke Street in Dublin until February 18.

Irish Independent

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