Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Éigse Michael Hartnett Arts & Literary Festival 2010

When: April 22nd to April 24th
Where: Newcastle West, Co Limerick

Highlights. Full programme on the Website

Thursday 22nd April

When: 1.15 p.m. Also on Friday
‘An Unsung Hero – Tom Crean’. Author Michael Smith will give a lunch time presentation on the endeavours of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean based on his book for adults.
Venue: Adare Library
General Audience - Admission Free / All Welcome

When: 8.00 p.m.
Official Opening of Éigse Michael Hartnett by the Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Councillor David Naughton
Keynote Speaker: Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman OSB
on ‘Irish Poets, learn your trade: Poetry as speaking Truth’
Venue: Newcastle West Library

Friday 23rd April

When: 10.00 p.m.
The Aran Islands - A Dramatic Recital of J.M. Synge’s work adapted by Eamon Grennan and performed by Tegolin Knowland and Sean Coyne, The Aran Islands records Synge’s impressions of the natural and human character of Inishmaan. Adapted for two voices, it is partly a romantic lyrical evocation of this wild place, partly a series of anecdotes, partly an almost anthropological study of the people’s lives, their habits and their folk-tales.
Venue: Desmond Hall, The Square, Newcastle West.
Táille isteach €7 / Admission €7

Saturday 24th April

When: 11.00am
Michael Hartnett Memorial Lecture: Fintan O’Toole will give this year’s lecture on ‘Secular Prayers’: Michael Hartnett, Enchantment and Disenchantment.
Venue: Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West
Táille isteach €7 / Admission €7

When: 11.00 am
Tegolin Tales Theatre Company: Dramatic masked performances of fairytales for children aged 3 to 8 years with actors Tegolin Knowland and Sean Coyne.
Venue: Newcastle West Library
Admission Free / All Welcome

When: 3.00 p.m.
The Hartnett Viva Voce:
Join us for a lively afternoon of poetry, song and story. Participate in the ‘Open Mic’ where prize money will be awarded for the best performed original poem and the best performed Hartnett poem. Prize money of €300 for the Viva Voce winner in the original poem category and €100 for best read Hartnett Poem.
Viva Voce adjudicating panel: Eileen Sheehan, Gabriel Fitzmaurice & John Cussen.
Venue: Ned Lynch’s, The Square, then onto Cartlidge’s Pub, Maiden Street.
Bí Linn agus Fáilte / All Welcome

When: 8.00 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Rita Ann Higgins, Gearóid Mac Lochlainn and music and song with Dorota Konczewska
Venue: The Courthouse, Gortboy, Newcastle West.
Táille isteach €10 / Admission €10

1 comment:

Titus said...

Can't make it obviously, but thanks for the pointer to the Tom Crean book. One of my heros.