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Saturday 17 March 2018

Best's talents to dazzle once again

Fiona Ellis

THE dancing shoes of football legend George Best will be stepping their way across the country in a new exhibition.

Artist Deepa Mann-Kler is touring the collection of images from the life of the legendary footballer.

The collection was inspired by 'The Dancing Shoes' musical show based on the footballer's life, and will run alongside the musical as it tours the county next month.

Ms Mann-Kler based 12 paintings on different periods of the former Manchester United star's career. The paintings range from action shots on the field of play to close-up and personal portraits of the footballer.

Ms Mann-Kler said it was challenging to try and capture the essence of one of the world's most well-known footballers.

"It was a hugely challenging task to paint him, but it was something I had to do," she said.

The show can be seen from August 29 to September 3 in the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin and from September 27 to October 1 at University Concert Hall, Limerick.

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