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Archive for April 2016


Dance Talks: Dance and Health

Date posted: 15 April 2016

Image shown: Dance Talks April

Get your monthly fix of inspiration and creative conversation at Dance Talks. This month the theme is Dance and Health, with speakers Ailish Claffey and Carolann Courtney, and takes place in DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1 on Thursday 21 Apr 2016 at 6pm. Admission is free, RSVP to Aoife and Dave at info@danceireland.ie. This talk is aimed at all dance artists, integrated dance practitioners and teachers working in the context of dance and health in Ireland, particularly working with older people or those with a chronic, degenerative condition, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. Read More


Cloudlands Tour is coming to Cork this April

Date posted: 15 April 2016

Image shown: Cloudlands Tour, Radio-Silence at Galway Arts Centre March 2016

The Cloudlands National Tour, exploring the creative lives of teenagers in hospital, continues to Cork from 22 to 28 April 2016 at The Atrium, Cork City Hall and Cork University Hospital. Cloudlands features artwork developed by artists Rachel Tynan and Eszter Némethi with teenagers in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Cork University Hospital, exploring themes of alternate realities, escape and hidden stories.  The exhibition will launch at The Atrium, Cork City Hall on Friday 22 April 2016 at 5.30pm for a discussion event chaired by socially engaged curator and collaborator Annette Moloney. Artists Eszter Némethi and Rachel Tynan will be joined by guest panellists and all are welcome. Read More


Working Lives – Seminar

Date posted: 15 April 2016

Working Lives is a panel discussion in glór, Ennis taking place on Friday 6 May from 2 – 4pm as part of VOLTage. It explores the challenges and rewards for artists working cross-generationally, collaboratively and across disciplines. The discussion takes place in the context of Bealtaine’s Iconic Citizen’s Project and the specially commissioned FIRST CITIZEN’S SPEAK!, by artist Deirdre O’Mahony working with older members of the community in North Clare. Also addressing the political, social, cultural and economic implications for older creative lives in a rural context, the panel will include the artist and will feature GP Dr. Fergus Glynn with whom the project was developed.  Read More


CARE presented by WillFredd Theatre

Date posted: 15 April 2016

Image shown: Willfredd CARE

WillFredd Theatre presents CARE in glór, Ennis in association with Cahercalla Community Hospice, Ennis on Thursday 5 May at 8pm. Tickets €20/€18 Concession. In 2013 WillFredd Theatre developed the theatre show CARE with various Irish Hospice Staff. The production was created in response to interactions they personally had with Hospices in Ireland. CARE explores different aspects of the day-to-day life of Hospice Staff, presented through the form of live music, verbatim text and dance. CARE is a show about the people who add life to days, if not days to life. Read More



Date posted: 15 April 2016

Image shown: First Citizens Speak 'Paddy' by Deirdre O'Mahony

FIRST CITIZENS SPEAK! is an exhibition by Deirdre O’Mahony  on view in glór, Ennis from Thursday 5 – 28 May.  The exhibition is part of VOLTage at glór; a festival presented by Clare County of Culture and glo?r in association with Age and Opportunity Bealtaine 2016.  The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 5 May at 6pm by Catherine Marshall art writer, curator, formerly head of collections at IMMA. All welcome.  Read More

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