Thursday, 6 August 2009

Kilkenny Arts Festival

I've a fondness for Kilkenny. They're upping the literature stakes this year. Although it seems expensive to me in these straightened (straitened?) times.

When: 7th to 15th August
Where: Kilkenny
How much: Quite a lot

William Trevor (Ireland)
The Irish Film Institute presents - William Trevor On Screen
Sat 8th Aug
Set Theatre, John Street, 10.30am-4.30pm
Admission: €16/€13(full day); €13/€11(two films)

Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan) & Eugene McCabe (Ireland)
Reading from their latest works
Sun 9th Aug
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, 11am
Admission: €13/€11

Paula Meehan, Don Paterson with Susan McKeown & Aidan Brennan (Ireland / Scotland)
Tue 11th Aug
The Great Hall, Kilkenny Castle, 10pm
Admission: €13/€11

Seamus Heaney & Dennis O' Driscoll (Ireland)
Thu 13th Aug
St Canice’s Cathedral, 6pm
Admission: €13/€11

Garrison Keillor (US)
American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality.
Fri 14th Aug
Set Theatre, John Street, 6pm
Admission: €13/€11

Peter Murphy & Colm Toibin (Ireland)
Sat 15th Aug
Set Theatre, John Street, 3pm
Admission: €13/€11

Thomas Kilroy (Ireland)
Interviewed by Fintan O'Toole
Sun 16th Aug
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, 12.30pm
Admission: €13/€11

They also have Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Wired, Visual Art, Craft - new, Street, Children's Events.

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