Wednesday 21 March 2018

Hell in a handbag

To Hell in a Handbag comes to the TLT on September 7 at the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street. It is written and performed by Helen Norton and Jonathan White. 

It is a subversively funny new take on an Irish theatrical classic - The Importance of Being Earnest - a play behind the play. A tale of blackmail, false identity and money, as two minor characters plot and scheme behind the scenes while the main play continues elsewhere.

The show received ecstatic reviews and audience feedback during its sell-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival. As well as writing the piece Helen Norton plays Miss Prism while Jonathan White is the vicar.

Story of the bravery of women in WWII 

The Woman is Present: Women's Stories of WWII is a creative reimagining of moments from the lives of women during WWII recalling stories of bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horror of war, as women stood up against fascism and totalitarianism and refused to accept oppression.

Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and invited guest speakers to explore powerful women's stories in history and themes of gender equality and peace in Ireland, Northern Ireland and internationally. The performance goes on national and international tour to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Germany from September 2017 to February 2018.

The local event is on Thursday 28 September at An Táin Arts Centre, Crowe Street, Dundalk, 1pm. Booking: 00353 (0)42 9332332, 

Arthritis classes in Ballsgrove

Louth Branch of Arthritis Ireland host Seated Exercise class every Monday at 7pm in Ballsgrove Community Centre. Aqua Aerobics every Tuesday at 8pm and Thursday at 12pm in Energie Fitness Centre. Walking Group meets at 11am every Saturday in Oldbridge House.  Suits all levels. If you would like further information on any of the above please call Marie on 087 6336580 or Eric on 086 8311882.

Drogheda Independent