1 Amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with one of our favourite playwrights – Wexford's own Billy Roche. Billy is doing a mini-tour with his new novella The Diary of Maynard Perdu and he will be reading in The Fusion Café, in Wexford town, next Friday at 8pm. Tickets are €10.
2 Think of Irish pianists and the first that comes to mind is John O'Conor (pictured). O'Conor will be performing a special concert next Friday in NUI Galway (www.tht.ie) with a programme full of delights including nocturnes by John Field and sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert.
3 Speaking of Galway, there are two brand new circus shows in the Black Box Theatre (www.tht.ie) today, presented by Galway Community Circus. Circopolis and Circoplin Children will feature young performers from five years old to 20 and are the result of the residency of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre. No animals will be harmed in the making of this.