Saturday 24 March 2018

If you do one thing this week: Praise Patricia

Conversation: Patricia Routledge
Conversation: Patricia Routledge
Michael Twomey
Alan Gilsenan
Sabina Higgins

Patricia Routledge, best known as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances, is also a singer with considerable success in musical theatre, including a Laurence Olivier Award, and she will be in conversation with broadcaster Edward Seckerson on Friday September 11, at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 8pm.


Veteran actor Michael Twomey takes the lead role in Bruce Graham's play The Outgoing Tide which opens on September 9 in the Everyman Theatre in Cork. It tells how a mother and father are enjoying retirement at their holiday home, and what unfolds when their businessman son visits.


Life, Love & Launch, an exhibition to mark Pauline Bewick's 80th birthday, and which coincides with the launch of her autobiography 80: A Memoir - with many of the exhibition pieces based on relationships inspired by the Bluebeard story - will be on show in Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, until September 26.


The annual Irish Design Awards take place in November and the prestigious line-up of judges includes Sonya Lennon. Closing date for entries to the awards which gives prizes in all design disciplines, has been extended until next Saturday. Online entries at:


Roy Foster, John Banville, Eavan Boland, Lisa Dwan, Aoife Duffin, John Montague, Iarla Ó Lionáird and Martin Hayes are just some who will take part in Beautiful Lofty Things, a celebration of Yeats 150th Anniversary at the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, on September 12. Directed by Alan Gilsenan.

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