Thursday 22 March 2018

If you do one thing this week: Enjoy Edna

Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien will be in conversation with Sinead Gleeson in the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, on Tuesday October 27 at 8pm, to discuss her first book in ten years, The Little Red Chairs. It tells the story of a wanted war criminal from the Balkans, masquerading as a faith healer in a small Irish village. Tickets €12/10.


Gene Kerrigan's much anticipated book about the 1916 Rising, The Scrap, is finally out. It's a dramatic narrative about the Easter Rising reconstructed from personal testimonies from those on the ground and under artillery barrage, by the journalist and author who covers politics, crime and scandal for the Sunday Independent. Price €18.99.


Sean-nós dancing is fast becoming one of Ireland's most popular dance forms as more than 200 contestants aged from 9 to 90 will dance to the rhythm of the bosca ceoil at this year's Oireachtas na Samhna festival, in Citywest Hotel from October 28 to November 1.


Sing Out Sunday is an event for music-lovers and choirs, in The Helix Theatre, Glasnevin, by the vocal coach of The Voice UK, Mark De-Lisser, from October 31 to November 1. It's a weekend of rehearsals and master classes in preparation for a Sing Out Sunday concert with over 1000 voices.


Branar Téatar do Pháistí bring back to life their stage adaptation of John Light's children's book, Bláth /The Flower, which is touring nationwide this month, including at Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo (Oct 26), Hawkswell, Sligo (Oct 27 & 28) and Riverbank, Kildare (Oct 30). The show sold out at the Galway Arts Festival.

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